Date Added: 27 November 2020
: 8 December 2020
Job Title: Communications and Campaigns Officer
Working For: Preet Kaur Gill MP (Birmingham, Edgbaston)
Location: Birmingham, Edgbaston
Salary: In line with IPSA Payscales
Preet is looking for a talented, enthusiastic & resourceful communications & campaigns officer.
The role would suit someone with passion & drive to help Preet campaign for causes that her constituents bring to her. The range of issues is broad in a constituency that stretches from inner city Birmingham to the city’s limits and the M5. You need to be as driven to solve problems relating to anti-social parking as you are to campaigning for an end to poverty pay.
This role will suit someone who is comfortable engaging with a very wide range of different people face to face or via phone/zoom.
Some evening & weekend work will be required + outside of coronavirus you will be expected to spend time in the constituency, so access to a car is desirable.
You will work with the constituency assistant & caseworkers to ensure that residents’ concerns are acted on in a timely manner.
• Produce and then work to a proactive forward plan of campaigning & communications that includes MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, EVENTS & RESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS
• Produce VIDEO, WRITTEN & OTHER DIGITAL CONTENT for social media channels and website
• Liaise with local media, WRITE PRESS RELEASES, & PLAN MEDIA EVENTS
• Engage with stakeholders on local issues, attend Events/Zoom with/as directed by the MP
• Produce letters & surveys to residents, analyse results and carry out follow up work
• Identify issues for action from liaison with key local stakeholders, casework & surveys
• Liaise with & support caseworkers who are working on constituency issues
• Engage with residents via phone/zoom/events
• Keep Preet fully informed of local issues
• Keep Preet regularly & promptly updated about comms & campaign activity
• Strong communication & campaigning skills
• Excellent organisation & planning skills
• Creative & excellent copywriting skills
• Media & social media management skills, including digital video production & editing
• People management & the ability to form relationships with diverse groups of residents
• Excellent phone manner
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Enthusiastic can-do attitude
• Willingness to learn
• Attention to detail
Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.
Closing Date: 8 December 2020
Interviews will take place w/c 14th December, for start in the New Year.
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