Office
MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£28,000 – £32,000 dependent on experience.

About The Role

David Torrance MSP is looking for a parliamentary assistant to join his busy constituency team.

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 dependent on experience.  

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week

Location: Local constituency office and Holyrood

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 

Assisting with casework and communications as well as office administration.

Administration & Casework 

  • Coordinating, progressing and monitoring the handling of enquiries, case work and public correspondence and ensuring they are dealt with timely and professionally. 
  • Meeting constituents on a wide range of issues, including those of a sensitive nature and escalating accordingly. 
  • Advocating on constituent’s behalf with relevant bodies to resolve matters. 
  • Reviewing constituent records and documentation in line with casework GDPR requirements. 
  • Ensuring casework filing systems, both electronic and manual, are kept up to date in line with GDPR requirements. 

Communications 

  • Producing materials that effectively convey my aims to the public and media through a variety of platforms.  
  • Keeping up to date with current media developments. 
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. 
  • Corresponding with constituents and local campaign groups. 

About You

Requirements 

  • Have excellent organisational skills while being flexible in prioritising workloads during busy times. 
  • Have excellent communications skills, with attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with colleagues. 
  • Be patient and sensitive while remaining objective and open minded. 
  • Be comfortable being in a front facing role explaining regulations such as GDPR to the general public. 
  • Be acutely aware of the responsibility of representing those unable to do so themselves in certain situations. 
  • 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.  
  • Be creative in designing and communicating over a range of formats on different media platforms. 
  • Be able to respond flexibly and creatively to range of requests, such as media enquiries and press releases. 

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 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.  

If you are experiencing any issues with the applications process, please send your CV and supporting statement directly to: [email protected]

Closing date: Friday 31st May 2024 at 11:59pm