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Reference: 76632

Date Added: 27 November 2020
Closing Date: 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

Job Details

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.

Key tasks:

• 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

Key requirements:

• 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

Personal qualities:

• 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

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place w/c 14th December, for start in the New Year.

Application Details

To apply, please send a 2 page CV and a 1 page covering letter to preet.gill.mp@parliament.uk detailing how you think you meet the requirements of the role.

You are also encouraged to complete and submit an equalities form:

https://www.preetkaurgill.com/sites/default/files/Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form-Preet-Gill-MP.pdf

For further information please contact preet.gill.mp@parliament.uk

Due to the high volume of emails we receive, we regret that we cannot promise to acknowledge all applicants.

Website: http://preetkaurgill.com

Additional Notes