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Reference: 83372

Date Added: 28 March 2022
Closing Date: 27 May 2022

Job Title: Communications Officer

Working For: Luke Hall MP (Thornbury and Yate)

Location: Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Luke Hall, Member of Parliament for Thornbury, Yate and the surrounding villages is looking to recruit a full-time member of staff to join his Constituency Office based in Chipping Sodbury.

This role is to support Luke with daily communications, including helping to monitor and manage Luke's social media.

The ideal candidate will be bright and enthusiastic, highly organised, and with a keen interest in politics.

Experience of working in a political setting would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

Key responsibilities include but not exclusively:

• Dealing with enquiries from constituents through social media

• Produce press releases, meeting deadlines as appropriate

• Assist in the updating of social media on request

• Communicating aspects of Luke’s work to relevant audiences via Community engagement

• Manage and monitor social media enquiries, dealing with cases that do not need to be transferred to a higher level.

• Establish, monitor and update a social media and online presence in the constituency. Produce online graphics and video content, as well as publicising surgeries and news alerts etc

• Assist with arrangements for events; and providing on-the-day event support as required

The successful candidate will have:

• Keen political awareness and sympathetic to the Conservative Party values

• A good and strong understanding of social media

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Experience of working with members of the public

• An ability to take the initiative and work proactively to manage competing deadlines, to prioritise tasks and work independently

• Excellent attention to detail, especially in written communications

• The ability to work in a sensitive and confidential manner at all times

• Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office packages

• As part of the role, some travel throughout the constituency will be required as well as weekend work

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: 27 May 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 6th June 2022. However the position may be appointed before the close date. Immediate start required.

Application Details

Interested applicants should email their CV and a Covering letter to Thomas Howell (Office Manager) to thomas.howell@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.lukehall.org.uk

Additional Notes