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Reference: 71812

Date Added: 9 July 2019
Closing Date: 22 July 2019

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant and Communications Officer

Working For: Alistair Carmichael MP (Orkney and Shetland)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

Alistair Carmichael MP is seeking to recruit a Parliamentary Assistant and Communications Officer to join his team. The successful applicant will be expected to assist Mr Carmichael in the full range of his parliamentary duties but will lead on and take ownership of his communications involving correspondence with constituents and communication through print, broadcast and online media outlets. They will also take leadership on his parliamentary campaigns including on plastic pollution, human rights in Xinjiang, and support him in his capacity as spokesperson on Environment Food and Rural Affairs. The ability to communicate clearly with a good standard of written English is essential.

Funding is available for a full-time position but applications will be considered from those seeking part-time or job share employment. The successful applicant would be based in the House of Commons.

Sympathy with the aims and policies of the Liberal Democrats is desirable.

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: 22 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Applications must be recieved by the 22nd July, with interviews in the week commencing 22nd July. Start dates will be as soon as possible after the interview.

Application Details

Please apply with a CV and covering letter outlining your interest in the post to Michael Wallace in the office of Alistair Carmichael MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, or by e-mail to michael.wallace@parliament.uk.

Website: https://www.alistaircarmichael.co.uk/

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