I am currently recruiting a Communications and Campaigns Officer. More details below;



Job purpose:

To work with Colin Smyth, Member of the Scottish Parliament for South Scotland (Scottish Labour) to promote his parliamentary work by liaising with all sections of the media, stakeholders and constituents, producing high quality written materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaising effectively with all sections of the media including political and specialist journalists, editors and other spokespeople for external organisations;
  • Establishing a broad range of contacts within the press, broadcast and online media in order to promote the work of the MSP;
  • Producing high quality press briefings, quality speeches, presentations and written materials;
  • Working with the MSP to promote his parliamentary work nationally and locally;
  • Identifying forthcoming events which may provide potential media opportunities;
  • Monitoring the media, keeping the MSP briefed and up to date on developments;
  • Developing e-communications with constituents and groups and campaigning on local issues across the region;
  • Using and monitoring social media channels to communicate with all stakeholders;
  • Maintaining administrative and information systems, to support communications work in the parliament/region;
  • Maintaining an in-depth understanding of the region, and establishing and building relationships with local groups and organisations;
  • Ensuring the MSP is well briefed on constituency/regional matters, drafting responses and briefing notes where appropriate;
  • Working with the MSP to develop and run local campaigns relevant to the Members parliamentary duties
  • Producing publications;
  • Attending meetings and events as and when required
  • Communicating with constituents over issues raised and dealing with general public enquiries;
  • Working in a flexible and confidential manner at all times and as part of a team
  • Other duties in support of the MSP carrying out his parliamentary duties as required;

Salary: £21,626 to £26,455 per annum

Location: Regional Office, 17 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AT.

Closing Date: 1 November 2019

To apply submit covering letter and CV to: colin.smyth.msp@parliament.scot

For further information contact: Fiona Rae – Tel: 01387 279205

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