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Reference: 80133

Date Added: 6 September 2021
Closing Date: 17 September 2021

Job Title: Constituency and Communications Officer

Working For: Marsha de Cordova MP (Battersea)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA Pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The role will be responsible for leading on local campaigns and communications along with supporting community and stakeholder engagement.

The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to helping Marsha campaign on issues that matter to her constituents. They will be a motivated team player, have excellent communications skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to develop good relationships with key stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities: 

- Produce a forward plan of campaigns and communications including constituency communications, events, surveys, reports, media and social media.

- Design and develop engaging, targeted content across a range of channels.

- Produce regular video and digital content including graphics to be shared on a range of digital platforms including publicising surgeries, news alerts, events etc

- Develop and deliver press strategies, working with local, regional and national journalists to promote campaigns and constituency issues.

- Produce press releases, op-eds, media briefings and monitor media coverage.

- Manage and monitor the Members website, social media enquiries and activity.

- Identify and lead constituency campaigns.

- Support and progress casework, logging all cases, monitoring progress and ensure all identified actions are taken.

- Evaluate and analyse the impact of external communications activity including letters and surveys.

- Build on community and key stakeholder engagement initiatives.

- Attend surgeries and other constituency meetings as appropriate.

- Draft correspondence on constituency matters.

- Plan and promote activities, events and campaigns in the constituency.

- Retain records and information confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act.

Personal Specification:

- Experience of organising local events and campaigns.

- An awareness of the sensitivities of working within a political environment.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Excellent organisation and planning skills.

- Must be able to plan, organise and prioritise workload effectively.

- Good attention to detail and excellent proof-reading skills.

- The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

- Excellent ICT skills, including MS Office, CRM systems and other digital platforms.

 

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: 17 September 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Closing date: Friday 17th September, 9pm

Application Details

To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter (max 2 sides) in MS Word format to madeleine.paige@parliament.uk

Website: http://marshadecordova.co.uk/

Additional Notes