MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£26,717 pro rata

About The Role

Natalie Don MSP is looking for a Communications Assistant to join her team

Hours: 21 hours a week

Salary: £26,717 pro rata

Location: Local Office in Renfrew

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.


  • 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
  • Undertaking any other office tasks as and when required.

About You


  • 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.
  • Have flexibility using relevant IT skills, including full confidence using Microsoft programmes such as Word etc and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media.
  • Experience using Canva or similar platform to create engaging content for use on social media would be desirable.

The Selection Process

How to Apply

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 CV should be no more than two sides of A4.   Your supporting statement should outline how you meet the requirements detailed above for this role and should be no longer than one side of A4.  Applications that do not include a supporting statement may not be considered.

Closing date: midnight on Tuesday 30 May