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Parliamentary and Communications Officer for Maggie Chapman MSP

Hours: 30 hours per week (30 hour work week; four day work week)

Salary: £28,600 pa

Location: Scottish Parliament

Working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)

MSPs are employers in their own right. Under my employment, you will become part of a team supporting me in carrying out my duties. You'll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.

Responsibilities

Office administration

  • Carrying out general office administration and acting as front of office for enquiries
    • Responding to all incoming correspondence while professionally managing each enquiry within agreed timescales
    • Coordinating, tracking and monitoring the handling of enquiries and ensuring they are dealt with timely and professionally
  • Organising diary commitments and preparing for all activities
    • Arranging meetings, briefing papers, and travel as required
    • Representing on my behalf as and when required
    • Ensuring administrative and secretarial support is provided
  • Maintaining office records and compliance with data protection

Communications

  • Producing mostly digital materials that effectively convey my aims to the general public and media
    • Identifying potential media and other opportunities/events to promote my work
    • Developing creative and engaging media content for digital, online and social media platforms
    • Producing press briefings, press releases and other materials as appropriate
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders
    • Acting as media contact
    • Liaising with Green Group comms team
    • Organising and arranging interviews and press conferences
    • Engaging with constituents and local campaign groups
  • Keeping up to date with current media developments
    • Following all media outlets to capture relevant developments as they happen
  • Maintaining information systems to support communications

About You
Requirements

  • Have an interest in politics and be aligned with green policies and values
  • Be empathetic and able to build and maintain relationships with a variety of people
  • Have a flexible and adaptable approach, able to use good judgement and work on own initiative, and able to prioritise competing workloads
  • Have excellent written, verbal and IT skills with accurate attention to detail
  • Be capable in monitoring media developments and sourcing information from a range of channels
  • Be creative in designing and communicating over a range of formats on different media platforms

The Selection Process

Application process

For any questions about the role please contact Maggie by email: maggie.chapman.msp@parliament.scot.

To apply, send your CV and a supporting statement as one document to maggie.chapman.msp@parliament.scot.
Your supporting statement should be no longer than two sides of A4, and should describe how you meet the role requirements. It should also include a link to an example of digital comms you have created or developed.
Applications that do not include a supporting statement will not be considered.
Job share applications will be considered.
Maggie is a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer.

Closing Date: Monday, July 29, 2024 - 09:00

Casework Officer for Lorna Slater MSP

Salary: £33,457 - £37,699 per annum

Hours: 30 hours per week (full-time). Please note, as part of the Scottish Greens Parliamentary Group, Lorna operates a four-day working week.

Location: Holyrood with hybrid and flexible working options available.

Working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)

MSPs are employers in their own right. Under their employment, you will become part of a team supporting them in carrying out their duties. You'll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.

Responsibilities

  • Complete oversight of casework management
    • Supporting with keeping casework up to date and responding to public enquiries.
    • Keeping cases up to date by tracking, logging and recognising when to escalate issues within team.
    • Meeting constituents on a wide range of issues, including those of a sensitive nature and escalating accordingly.
    • Advocating on constituent’s behalf with relevant bodies to resolve matters.
  • Producing reports and monitoring media trends on my behalf.
    • Conducting basic research and surveys.
    • Investigating patterns of enquiries and producing reports.
    • Monitoring local and regional media and generating media coverage.
    • Briefing me and drafting responses.
  • Reviewing constituent records and documentation in line with casework GDPR requirements.
    • Ensuring casework filing systems, both electronic and manual, are kept up-to-date in line with GDPR requirements.

About You

  • Have excellent organisational skills while being flexible in prioritising workloads during busy times.
  • Have excellent communications skills, with accurate attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with colleagues.
  • Be patient and sensitive while remaining objective and open minded.
  • Be comfortable being in a front facing role explaining regulations such as GDPR to the general public.
  • Be acutely aware of the responsibility of representing those unable to do so themselves in certain situations.
  • Have a natural interest in helping people with a curiosity to probe for further information where required.

The Selection Process

For any questions about the role please contact: Kayleigh.O'Neill@Parliament.scot

To apply, click on "send CV" and upload your CV and supporting statement as one document. When you've clicked "send CV" use the text box to provide wording for the cover email. Your supporting statement should outline how you meet the requirements detailed above for this role. Applications that do not include a supporting statement may not be considered.  

If you are experiencing any issues with the applications process, please send your CV and supporting statement directly to: Lorna.Slater.MSP@Parliament.scot

Closing Date: Monday, July 29, 2024 - 23:45