An exciting opportunity has arisen within my office for the position of Parliamentary and Communications Assistant. The post is to support the me in my parliamentary role, currently as spokesperson for justice and energy, and in my work representing the Orkney constituency.
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and a creative team player with a keen, politically astute eye. The successful candidate will also be responsible for creating proactive news stories, maintaining my media presence and leading on campaigns on issues of importance to people in Orkney.
While the successful candidate will be based at the Scottish Parliament, they may be required to spend time in the constituency office in Orkney, particularly during parliamentary recesses. Some weekend work, evening work or irregular hours may be required, for which time off in lieu will be given.
You can view full details of the job, including the person specification, here: http://www.mspjobs.scot/job/liam-mcarthur-msp-holyrood-edinburgh-3-other-please-see-advert/
Closing Date: 29th March 5pm.
Successful applicants will be invited to interview in Edinburgh on either Tuesday 2nd or Wednesday 3rd April. Interviews in Kirkwall can be arranged for Monday 1st April.
Applicants are required to complete a CV and covering letter indicating why you have the energy, skills, knowledge and understanding of politics or other relevant experience to make a real difference in the post.
Your application should also name two referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer. Please note that these referees may be contacted without permission unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise.
To apply for the position, please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or 14 Palace Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17 2SU.