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Reference: 71638

Date Added: 25 June 2019
Closing Date: 12 July 2019

Job Title: Constituency Communications Manager

Working For: Emma Hardy MP (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Location: Kingston Upon Hull

Salary: £23,938-£36,645

Job Details

Emma Hardy, Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle, is looking for a hardworking and proactive Constituency Communications Manager to join her friendly constituency office team.

Position Summary:
The ideal candidate will have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude, good people skills, excellent organisational and time management skills and a very keen interest in politics.
The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing a pro-active local media and social media strategy. They will also manage community engagement activities across the constituency.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and organising local campaigns and events
  • Liaising with various councillors, agencies, organisations and stakeholders
  • Accompanying the MP to surgeries and constituency events (may require occasional weekend work)
  • Monitor media coverage, liaise with media, prepare press releases as required
  • Prepare media briefings
  • Proactive and re-active communications with all media
  • Manage the MPs website

Skills required include:

  • Strong planning and organisational ability; self-motivated and able to take the initiative
  • Proficiency in the use of social media, ability to write press releases
  • Proven record in community engagement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management

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: 12 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted as applications are made.

A short-written task will be required to be undertaken by those who make the shortlist.

Start date - 1st September 2019

Application Details

Please send a short covering letter and CV to amanda.boyes@parliament.uk, putting ‘Job Application’ in the subject line.

Website: http://www.emmahardy.org.uk

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