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Reference: 86776

Date Added: 19 November 2022
Closing Date: 9 December 2022

Job Title: Digital and Communications Officer

Working For: Ian Murray MP (Edinburgh South)

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: As per IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Ian Murray MP is looking for an enthusiastic, organised and hard-working person to join his constituency office team.

The right person will have experience producing high quality content across a number of social media channels and ideally have some political experience already. They must demonstrate a good grasp of current Labour Party policy and be aligned to the Party's value.

This role will be based in Ian's constituency office in Edinburgh South.  

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Key responsibilities:
• 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.
• Manage and monitor social media enquiries, dealing with cases that do not need to be transferred to a higher level. Ensure all enquiries are dealt with in a timely manner
• Monitor social media activity and report any relevant trends to the MP.
• Developing creative new engagement methods for social media accounts
• Manage MP’s website, ensuring it is updated and engaging
• Compile and design MPs monthly eNewsletter
• Devise, shoot and edit video content for a range of channels
Other duties:
• Produce high quality, well researched policy replies to address constituents and organisations lobbying of the MP.
• Take initial action on queries from members of the public, including responding on behalf of the MP as appropriate.
• Assist with surgeries and other meetings and follow up as appropriate
• There may be requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal hours and travel for work occasionally

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: 9 December 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interview will be conducted in early January and if you have been shortlisted for an interview you will be contacted prior to the end of December.

Application Details

Please send your CV, and a short supporting statement (300 words) to ian.murray.mp@parliament.uk

Website: https://www.ianmurraymp.com/

Additional Notes