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£23,143 - £28,413 FTE

About The Role

Patrick Harvie MSP is looking for a 2 Regional Support Officers to join their team.
 
Location: Glasgow (region)
 
Hours: Full-time (37 hours) Applications for part-time / flexible working will be considered, subject to negotiation.
 
Annual Salary: £23,143 - £28,413 FTE
 

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.

Patrick Harvie MSP is recruiting for 2 Regional Support Officers in his regional team, based in Glasgow. The working hours above open to negotiation with the successful candidates. Applications for job share or other flexible arrangements will be welcomed. Full time posts are currently 37 hours per week, but may be reduced depending on negotiations across the Green Group.

These posts will normally be based in the Glasgow office, off Gallowgate. Working from home remains an expectation for at least some of the time in the current circumstances and may continue to be an option in the longer term. There will be occasional meetings in Glasgow and Edinburgh. All these roles may involve periods of working alone, as well as with the rest of the team.

This is an exciting opportunity for passionate, well-organised people with some experience of working in an office environment, a public-facing role or in local campaigning.

Working as part of the local team, these posts will provide a range of support including managing inbox and the diary, drafting documents, managing records, media and social media output, taking enquiries from constituents and stakeholders, replying to correspondence and providing support for meetings and appointments. 

The successful applicant will work flexibly in the regional office supporting the team with on shared priorities, including occasional absence cover within the local office, as well working closely with local office staff, volunteers and interns as required. The responsibilities below are not exhaustive, and the candidate will be expected to carry out other reasonable and appropriate duties as required. 

Candidates will have a strong understanding of Glasgow’s political landscape and local issues, and confident communication skills and organisation. Candidates must be able to fully support the MSP in carrying out their Parliamentary role.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Supporting with keeping casework up to date and responding to public enquiries.
  • Reviewing constituent records and documentation in line with casework GDPR requirements
  • Supporting the MSP’s Parliamentary work, including communications via e-mail, letter and phone
  • Maintaining and managing diary and providing support for meetings
  • Drafting letters and other documents, as required
  • Sorting incoming post into priority order and preparing replies to correspondence 
  • Taking enquiries from constituents and stakeholders where appropriate
  • Maintaining records on current and previous casework
  • Liaising with officials and politicians from Glasgow City Council, Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government
  • Working with other staff members in Glasgow and Edinburgh to ensure that administrative, research and media tasks are undertaken
  • Assisting in preparing for visits, events, debates, questions and motions
  • Assisting with production of publications including annual reports and constituency newsletters
  • Assisting with local media output, social media accounts and websites

About You

Requirements 

    ●        Experience of working with the public

    ●        awareness of Green policy, campaigns or community activism

    ●        An understanding of the Scottish Parliament and the political climate of Scotland and Glasgow

    ●        An ability to build and sustain positive working relationships

    ●        A versatile approach, with an ability to work under pressure

    ●        A strong group ethos, and a willingness to share workload across the team when necessary

    ●        Good analytical skills, with an eye for accuracy

    ●        Self-motivated, with an ability to work on your own

    ●        Excellent administrative and organisational skills

    ●        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    ●        Good written English

    ●        Good IT skills

The Selection Process

For any questions about the role please contact recruitment@patrickharviemsp.com

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: 5pm, Monday 26th July