Location
Edinburgh
Office
MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£33,519

About The Role

Ash Regan MSP (Edinburgh Eastern) is looking for a Communications Manager to join her team

Salary: £33,519 

Hours: 35hrs a week

Location: local office (flexibility to work from home 1 day a week)

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

  • Acting in a supervisory role with oversight of overall media strategy.
    • Establishing media monitoring systems that detect news instantly as it breaks.
    • Managing provision of communications and press advice.
    • Implementing media and digital communication strategy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

 
You will:
  • 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

Click on “apply” to upload your CV and a Supporting Statement. 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.

Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 29 May