Job Opportunity

I am looking to appoint a hard-working, enthusiastic and experienced part-time (with a view to full-time) Communications Officer to work in my constituency office.

Main duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Draft press releases and columns
  • Establish a social media presence in the constituency and publicise surgeries etc.
  • Preparing media briefings
  • Pro-active and re-active communications with all media
  • Publicise the Member’s parliamentary duties on Facebook and Twitter
  • Follow up on social media queries and comments
  • Attending surgeries and other meetings as appropriate
  • Dealing with standard queries from members of the public
  • Draft responses to constituents
  • Log all cases; monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken
  • Retain records and information confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act

Candidates should have the following skills, experience and qualities:

  • Quick, sharp and accurate writing skills for traditional press and social media
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • An ability to deal with constituents’ enquiries in a personable manner and to work well within a small team of colleagues
  • Strong communication skills and experience of providing high quality briefings and press releases/articles
  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload and use their own initiative
  • Previous Parliamentary or relevant experience is essential
  • Ability to manage projects

 

If you are interested in applying for the role please email a CV and one-page covering letter to nusrat.ghani.mp@parliament.uk by the 14th February.