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Reference: 75546

Date Added: 22 July 2020
Closing Date: 9 August 2020

Job Title: Part-Time Parliamentary Assistant/Communications Officer

Working For: Jamie Greene MSP (West Scotland Region)

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £22,266 per annum pro rata

Job Details

Jamie Greene MSP is looking for a part-time Parliamentary Assistant to assist with the workload in his parliamentary office.

This will be a fixed-term contract from 1st September 2020 until the Scottish parliamentary election in May 2021, and will be best suited to a recent graduate or somebody currently studying for their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, with an interest in politics.

The role will be 2-3 days per week, working from 09:00-17:00 (to be negotiated) at the Scottish Parliament.

Responsibilities include:

• Drafting and lodging parliamentary questions and motions
• Assisting with Mr Greene’s committee work and local press outreach
• Helping to manage Mr Greene’s social media accounts.
• Assisting with casework and correspondence with constituents
• Drafting letters to the Scottish Government and other organisations and stakeholders
• Providing support when necessary to the Head of Office in his duties, including on issues relating to the member’s education portfolio
• General administration tasks and advising the member on issues
The successful candidate will:
• Have excellent and demonstrable organisational and time management skills
• Have good writing and computer skills, including competence in Microsoft Office
• Have an understanding of Scottish politics
• Have sympathy with the aims and the values of the Scottish Conservatives
• Have some experience with local press outreach or digital media.
• Have a flair for writing articles, speeches, press releases and other policy related editorials.

Experience using Adobe products (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects etc) will be considered an advantage.

There is flexibility on how we structure this role based on the needs of the team and the skills of the candidate.

Closing Date: 9 August 2020

Interview/Start Dates

This will be a fixed-term contract from 1st September 2020 until the May 2021 Scottish parliamentary election.

Interviews are due to take place before the end of August either in Edinburgh or via Zoom.

Application Details

Applicants should send a CV and a cover letter setting out their experience, why they want the role and why they should be considered to andrew.brown@parliament.scot. 

Website: https://www.parliament.scot/msps/currentmsps/jamie-greene-msp.aspx

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