MSP Staff
£24,211 (pro rata)

About The Role

Emma Roddick MSP is looking for a Full Time Communications Officer to join their team.
Location: Highlands and Islands region
Hours: Full-time; 35 hours
Salary: £24,211 (pro rata)

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.

This is a full-time role based in the regional office, though flexible working will be supported where possible.

Candidates who are adept at creating infographics for social media and have video editing skills are desirable.

You will report to the Office Manager.


  • Producing materials that effectively convey my aims to the general public and media
    • Keeping up to date with current media developments
    • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders
    • Corresponding with constituents and local campaign groups
    • Producing high quality press briefings, speeches, presentations and written materials
    • Drafting and posting social media content to update constituents on my parliamentary activities
    • Keeping my website updated
  • Following all media outlets to capture relevant developments as they happen
    •  Maintaining information systems to support communications

About You


You will:
  • Have excellent communications skills, with accurate attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with colleagues
  • Have flexibility using relevant IT skills and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media
  • Have excellent written, verbal and IT skills with accurate attention to detail
  • Be a quick learner with the ability to multitask and work within tight timescales

The Selection Process

For any questions about the role please contact Emma Roddick MSP at

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 covering email.

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 24 June