Date Added: 8 February 2019
: 20 February 2019
Job Title: Communications Officer
Working For: James Kelly MSP (Glasgow)
Salary: £21,140 to £25,850
James Kelly MSP is looking for an experienced and creative Communications Officer to join his small but busy office in Glasgow. James is a campaigning MSP and seeks to raise the issues his constituents face in a number of ways in order to achieve change and make a difference. From the historic repeal of the Football Act to local issues affecting individual neighbourhoods, James’s office is used to working on a range of projects. The successful candidate will be able to apply their skills to a range of tasks: from generating coverage in the local paper to producing compelling social media content and designing effective printed materials to distribute door-to-door. The Communications Officer will have an eye for issues worth taking up and an innovative approach to developing these into a communications campaign plan. Coupled with this, the post holder will be able to provide sound advice to James in order to ensure that parliamentary opportunities are used to their full potential: identifying and writing questions to ministers, using written questions and SPICe to generate news stories and spotting the right information to include in a speech. The ideal candidate will have a pro-active attitude and a wider interest in James’s work.
Closing Date: 20 February 2019
Closing time: 17:00
Interview and start date: TBC.
Applicants should consult the full job advert at: https://jameskellylab.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/communications-officer-feb19-1.pdf.
To apply: Send a CV, and covering letter listing relevant skills, experience and knowledge for each criteria and why you are suitable for this job to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line ‘Application – Communications Officer’.