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Reference: 72823

Date Added: 23 September 2019
Closing Date: 11 October 2019

Job Title: Admin Assistant

Working For: Alexander Burnett MSP (Aberdeenshire West)

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £17,987-£22,108 dependent on experience

Job Details

  • Drafting letters and correspondence for the Member providing information, advice and support to constituents on a broad range of issues
  • Drafting parliamentary questions and motions
  • Dealing with Government departments, local councils and other organisations
  • Drafting briefings to update constituents and the Member on key issues
  • Co-ordinating surgeries for the Member
  • Assisting the Member and other staff in running local campaigns on constituency issues
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries
  • Meticulous record keeping and dealing with often confidential or sensitive information
  • Assisting with research relevant to the Members portfolio, committee and constituency
  • Assisting Head of Office with parliamentary duties associated with the Member’s role as Deputy Chief Whip
  • Other administrative duties as required

Skills required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, sympathetic telephone manner and ability to work in a team
  • Highly motivated and organised with the ability to manage and prioritise a large caseload
  • Strong organisational skills with good attention to detail
  • Quick and efficient work style
  • A strong work ethic and a willingness to the be flexible to the demands of a busy office
  • Team player; enthusiastic and reliable
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office

Closing Date: 11 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview Dates: October 2019
Start Date: November 2019

Application Details

Please send CV and covering letter to Head of Office, Grace O’Keeffe via email grace.okeeffe@parliament.scot

For further information on the position please contact 0131 348 5642.

Website: www.alexanderburnett.com 

Website: http://www.fb.com/AlexanderJABurnett

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