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Reference: 84677

Date Added: 21 June 2022
Closing Date: 15 July 2022

Job Title: Constituency Support and Communications Officer (Full Time)

Working For: Stephen Kinnock MP (Aberavon)

Location: Aberavon

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

An opportunity for someone who is self-motivated, well organised, and meticulous about detail to join a well-established team and communicate the MPs work in Parliament and Aberavon to the local community and to deliver events across the constituency. 

The role will require someone who can show initiative and be a self-starter, who understands the Aberavon constituency and is passionate about helping and delivering for the local community.

The role includes:

Community Engagement:

  • Organise and deliver constituency visits, prepare briefings ahead of the visit.
  • Attend constituency events and meetings with MP. (Some of these activities take place outside normal working hours and over the weekend)
  • Devise, produce and distribute surveys on topical issues, collating the responses.
  • Monitor events and issues in Aberavon, informing the MP

Media:

  • Monitor and maintain a social media presence (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) promoting the Member’s work and publicising events, and following up on social media queries and comments.
  • Leading on local media relations, monitoring local media and preparing press releases and Op-eds on constituency, non-party-political, matters.
  • Produce regular reports (monthly newsletter), print and online material
  • Maintain website ensuring it is up to date with the latest information.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish, identify and maintain a working relationship with key stakeholders, businesses and community groups in Aberavon
  • Mapping, building and developing engagement with key stakeholders.

Desirable skills & experience

  • Previous experience of a constituency office is desirable;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Be well organized, have the ability to work to tight deadlines, manage competing priorities and have an eye for detail;
  • Good communication and people skills and confident when interacting with people;
  • Ability to draft social media content, press releases and traditional materials to a high professional standard;
  • Competent IT knowledge including Microsoft Office (Publisher, Outlook and Excel) and Canva;
  • Previous experience of working social media platforms, maintaining a website and producing video content is desirable;
  • Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Labour Party and politically aware.

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: 15 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

TBC / as soon as mutually convenient.

Application Details

Please send a CV and a covering letter indicating how you meet the experience and skills detailed in job description and person specification to Cari Morgans at cari.morgans@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.stephenkinnock.co.uk/

Additional Notes