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Reference: 66326

Date Added: 7 June 2018
Closing Date: 21 June 2018

Job Title: Communications and Constituency Support Officer

Working For: Office of Nick Smith MP (Blaenau Gwent)

Location: Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent

Salary: £23,000 - £28,000 p.a.

Job Details

Nick Smith MP is recruiting a Communications and Community Support Officer for a full-time role in his constituency office. The successful candidate will not only be handling a range of media responsibilities but also supporting Nick’s work in Blaenau Gwent. This will include identifying and getting to grips with local issues, developing contacts with key stakeholders and ensuring campaigns have maximum impact.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate experience of working with broadcast, print or online media; excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Applicants should display an understanding of Blaenau Gwent and the South Wales Valleys. Applicants should also have a grasp of the main policy issues in relation to Nick’s principal areas of interest: jobs, Brexit, transport and Wales. Candidates must be in sympathy with the values of the Labour party.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pro-active and re-active communications with all media
  • Preparing media briefings
  • Analysing pattern of enquiries and producing reports
  • Dealing with standard queries from members of the public
  • Attend surgeries and other meetings as appropriate
  • Draft responses to constituents
  • Follow up on social media queries and comments
  • Retain records and information confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 21 June 2018

Interview/Start Dates


Application deadline is 1pm.
Interviews will be held in the constituency office on 29 June.
Start date to be confirmed, expected to be 3 September.

Application Details

Please email your CV and a one-page covering letter demonstrating your interest in and suitability for the post to ian.caleb@parliament.uk. For more information contact Ian on 0207 219 3444.

Website: http://www.nick-smith.net

Additional Notes