Communications Officer/Senior Communications Officer

Fleur Anderson MP is looking for a talented communications professional to join her team as a Commincations or Senior Communications Officer depending on experience.

This is a full-time position for 12-months with the possibility of extension. The role will be based in Fleur’s constituency office when it is safe to do so but requires remote-working initially in line with Coronavirus guidance.

Main duties:

• Maintain and grow the MP’s social media presence
• Manage the MP’s website content
• Publicise constituency and parliamentary activity
• Produce constituency updates and grow mailing lists
• Produce website and social media analytics reports
• Monitor media coverage and prepare press releases
• Lead on campaigns to progress MP’s priorities
• Organise, publicise and attend constituency meetings and events
• Produce letters and surveys to residents, analyse results and carry out follow up work
• Liaise with constituency stakeholders
• Retain records and information confidentially in line with GDPR
• Respond to constituent inquiries
• Assist with wider work of the team on delivering Fleur’s campaign priorities

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have the following essential criteria:

• Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
• Experience in a communications role producing press releases
• Experience of working in a political environment
• Experience producing traditional and electronic communications materials including newsletters, reports and surveys
• Experience using social media platforms and creating content
• Experience of creating and implementing social media growth and engagement strategies
• Experience of digital video production and editing
• Experience of creating high-quality graphics and infographics
• Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
• Excellent organisational skills
• Ability to work as part of a close-knit team and independently

Desirable criteria:

• Knowledge and understanding of the Putney constituency
• Good knowledge of Fleur’s key local policy issues and Front Bench work
• An interest in current affairs
• Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Labour Party
• Knowledge of editing software and social media advertising platforms

Closing Date: 22 March 2021

Salary: £26000-£32000 (depending on experience)

Length of Contract: 12 months (with the possibility of extension)

Interview/Start Dates

Please send applications no later than 9am on the closing date.

Successful applicants will be notified by email to attend an interview.

Application Details

There may be requirement for the role holder to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Fleur particularly encourages applications from disabled candidates and Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within Parliamentary staff.

Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing how you meet the person specification to Fleur.anderson.mp@parliament.uk

A high volume of applications is anticipated, so it will not be possible to provide feedback to candidates who have not been selected for interview.

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