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Reference: 72481

Date Added: 23 August 2019
Closing Date: 13 September 2019

Job Title: Communications and Digital Officer

Working For: Graham Simpson MSP

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £24,000

Job Details

The Communications and Digital Officer will be responsible for communicating my work directly to constituents and businesses.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing media and digital communications strategy, drafting press releases and dealing with press enquiries, liaising with journalists and stakeholders.
  • Design and develop creative communications for MSP’s social media accounts and website, posting content.
  • Monitoring media including social media and analysing data.
  • Researching and writing articles.
  • Helping to organise MSP-led local events and supporting MSP’s constituency commitments.
  • Assisting staff members with casework and parliamentary duties if required.

Ideal Background

  • Previous experience as a communications officer for a similar organisation would be a strong advantage.
  • Highly articulate individual with excellent digital skills, written communications and presentation skills are essential. Superb grammar is a must.
  • An ability to lead communication strategy. Must be self starter.
  • This post will require some constituency travel so own transport would be desirable. There is also an expectation of occasional ‘out of hours’ travel and external/internal events.

Closing Date: 13 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on Monday 23 September in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.

Application Details

Please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you want this role to Alexandra.Herdman@parliament.scot by 5 pm on Friday 13 September. 

Website: https://www.grahamsimpson.org.uk/

Additional Notes