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Reference: 74498

Date Added: 5 February 2020
Closing Date: 21 February 2020

Job Title: Communications/Press Officer

Working For: Rachael Hamilton MSP/John Lamont MP

Location: Holyrood, Scottish Borders, occassional London travel

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Job Details

Rachael Hamilton MSP and John Lamont MP are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to join their team.

This is a full-time position based at Holyrood, providing effective support and assistance to Rachael Hamilton MSP and John Lamont MP with parliamentary duties and some constituency duties in the Scottish Borders.

Hours: 37 per week

Duties and Responsibilities
- Communications supporting social media channels, e-newsletters and website content
- Media monitoring
- Assisting policy advice and development
- Speech writing, standard responses, tabling parliamentary questions and motions
Skills and Attributes Required
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Experience and understanding of social media
- A strong understanding of Holyrood & Westminster issues affecting the Scottish Borders is desirable.
- Flexibility to work between Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders & on occasion London
- A commitment to support Rachael Hamilton MSP and John Lamont MP in pursuit of their values and aspirations.
- Team player
- Strong interest in politics
- Ability to manage a diverse workload
- Ability to plan work effectively and efficiently

Closing Date: 21 February 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Start date: Monday 16th March 2020

Application Details

To apply, send a copy of your CV, along with a covering statement of no more than one page demonstrating how you meet the requirements set out above to: Rachael.hamilton.msp@parliament.scot 

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

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