Go to website

Reference: 83603

Date Added: 13 April 2022
Closing Date: 22 May 2022

Job Title: Communications Assistant + REMOVED

Working For: Paul Maynard MP (Blackpool North and Cleveleys)

Location: Blackpool

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The role includes: assisting with press and media bids, engaging with the press and producing press releases, drafting MP related literature and articles to be considered for local and national outlets, managing the website and social media channels, assisting with newsletters and surveys, generating content (including producing graphics and editing videos), organising events to interact with constituents, and dealing with incoming constituent queries as a "front of house" – so strong interpersonal skills are a must.

Previous experience in politics is not essential, although experience of event organisation, project management or similar would be helpful, and the ability to learn on the job.

• Establish, monitor and update a social media and online presence in the constituency and with regard to the MP’s Parliamentary work. Design and develop engaging, targeted content and messages across a range of channels

• Monitor media coverage and report relevant trends to the MP, liaise with media, prepare press releases as required (on constituency, non-party-political matters). Critically analyse patterns of enquiries and articulate the findings in reports and communication with the MP and other staff members.

• Assist with arrangements for events; this may include: venue research and bookings; compiling and managing guest-lists; liaising with suppliers; and providing on-the-day event support as required;

Key qualities include;

• Undertaking research for constituency projects

• Assisting with case work and correspondence as and when necessary

• Other duties as directed by the Member and Office Manager Key qualities

• Excellent written and oral communication skills – and attention to detail.

• Ability to organise public events and manage projects.

• Good IT skills, and the ability to adapt to new software.

• Highly organised, resilient and capable of working independently as part of a busy team.

• Sympathetic to the values and aims of the Conservative Party.

• Full, clean driving licence, and access to own vehicle

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: 22 May 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be begin in early June with the appointment date to be mutually agreed.

Application Details

Please send a CV, covering letter and salary expectations to office@paulmaynard.co.uk. For more details please call 01253 473070

Website: https://www.paulmaynard.co.uk/

Additional Notes

11/05/2022 - This ad was removed as the post has now been filled. Please do not apply for this role.