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Reference: 77441

Date Added: 17 February 2021
Closing Date: 5 March 2021

Job Title: Communications Officer

Working For: Catherine McKinnell MP (Newcastle upon Tyne North)

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: £21,529-£31,703

Length of Contract: Fixed Term To 31st March 2022 (potential to extend)

Job Details

Catherine is looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent organisational and communication skills to join her team in Newcastle North. The role will involve ensuring Catherine is fully supported in her communications with constituents and stakeholders. The position will be based in Catherine’s busy constituency office, with home-working currently in place due to the pandemic. Part-time/flexible working or a job share would be considered for the right candidate(s).

Job Description

Developing the external communications and outreach of the MP’s office.
Preparing briefings and producing written and online communications, including press releases.
Monitoring and reporting on relevant media.
Publicising surgeries and events.
Managing and monitoring social media enquiries.
Assisting with the organisation and running of constituency surgeries and other meetings.
Assisting with constituency correspondence where required, including complex queries and concerns.
Other tasks as directed by Catherine to ensure the smooth running of the Constituency Office.

Key Skills and Experience

Ability to use Microsoft Office, social media and create digital content;
Excellent written communication skills;
Knowledge and experience of working in a political environment would be an advantage;
Sympathetic to the aims of the Labour Party.

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: 5 March 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held via Teams or Zoom during the week commencing 8th March 2021, with a view to starting as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply for this post, pleased e-mail a one page covering letter and your CV to laura.barker@parliament.uk  with COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

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

Additional Notes