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Reference: 88840

Date Added: 17 May 2023
Closing Date: 5 June 2023

Job Title: Senior Communications Officer

Working For: Andy McDonald MP (Middlesborough)

Location: Middlesbrough

Salary: £35,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

  • Plan the MPs internal communications and external stakeholder engagement and provide strategic advice on constituent matters on behalf of the MP where appropriate.
  • Oversee the monitoring and updating of online platforms including the website and social media.
  • Ensure online presence is meeting the demands of the constituents, the locality, and the MP.
  • Establish and develop appropriate strategies around social media and online presence in the constituency. Produce online graphics and video content, as well as publicising surgeries and news alerts.
  • Responsible for the design and production of regular written promotional materials for constituents.
  • Responsible for the management and development of the external communication presence of the MP Office.
  • Provide briefings for the MP. Monitor media coverage, liaise with media, prepare press releases as required (on constituency, non-party-political matters).
  • 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 media coverage, liaise with media, prepare press releases as required on constituency and national policy matters.
  • Expectation to attend external appointments with the MP where necessary.

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 June 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place the week of 12th June 2023

Start date TBC with successful applicant

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to: andy.mcdonald.2nd@parliament.uk

Should you require any further information please email the inbox above.

We will only acknowledge successful applicants.

Website: http://www.andymcdonaldmp.org

Additional Notes