Office
MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£28,818-£32,075

About The Role

Communications Officer for Natalie Don MSP

Location: Renfrewshire North & West Constituency

Hours: Full time 35 hours

Salary: £28,818-£32,075.

Working for Natalie Don, MSP

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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • Identifying potential media opportunities and acting as media contact.
    • Organising and arranging interviews and press conferences as specified.
    • Identifying forthcoming events, in turn promoting my work.
    • Developing creative new engagement methods for social media accounts.
    • Representing me in dealing with media and providing statements where appropriate.

  • Following all media outlets to capture relevant developments as they happen
    • Maintaining information systems to support communications
    • Maintaining and growing social media presence
    • Drafting and posting social media content to update constituents on my parliamentary activities
    • Reviewing social media trends and briefing me in issues of relevance to my parliamentary role

About You

Requirements

  • Have an interest in politics with the confidence to represent someone in a media-related capacity.
  • Be capable in monitoring media developments and sourcing information from a range of channels.
  • Have the ability to foster good working relationships with confidence to understand how the media world operates.
  • Be creative in designing and communicating over a range of formats on different media platforms.
  • Have flexibility using relevant IT skills and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media.

The Selection Process

To be considered for this role, click on “Apply” and upload your CV (2 pages maximum) and a separate Supporting Statement (1 page maximum) detailing how you meet the responsibilities and requirements of the role, by 11:59pm on Sunday 30th January 2022. Please note, applications with no supporting statement may not be considered.