Alicia Kearns MP is looking to recruit a Communications and Campaigns Officer. The successful applicant will need to be able to undertake media and press activities, design and create content for social media, as well as assist with wider communications activities such as newsletter creation, community engagement and website management.
The applicant should be highly organised, a strong communicator and someone who is able to work accurately to deadlines and thrives in a fast-paced Parliamentary office. They will be able to exercise good political judgement and be able to use their own initiative to start new, and add to, existing projects. They should have experience in social media, media, communications, graphic production, photography and video editing.
The applicant should be passionate about the difference MPs can make to the lives of their constituents, be creative, have strong initiative, be proactive and want to make their mark and make the role their own.
The role is based in Westminster with travel to Rutland and Melton at least once a month Candidates should have exceptional written skill, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.
This would suit someone with 1-3 years of experience, ideally with a PR agency, but attitude, proactivity and desire to learn are more important than experience.
Duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Produce press releases, articles and liaise with the media, meetings required deadlines
- Produce online graphics and video content across all the MP’s campaigns
- Monitor media coverage and social media channels
- Manage social media channels
- Keep the MP’s website updated
- Community engagement including Parliamentary Visits Scheme
The post holder will need to work parliamentary hours which may require work outside normal working hours
You must have the right to work and live in the UK at the point of your application, and you must have lived in the UK for three of the last five years. Proof will be required at interview stage.
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.