Ruth Maguire MSP

SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Cunninghame South

Job Vacancies

Casework Assistant for Ruth Maguire MSP

About The Role

Ruth Maguire MSP is looking for a Casework Assistant to join her team

Salary: £24,185 – £29,692 depending on skills and experience

Hours: 35hours

Location: Irvine

Flexible working is available, this role can be part or full time and home and/or office based. 

Working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)

MSPs are employers in their own right. Under their employment, you will become part of a team supporting them in carrying out their duties. You’ll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.

Responsibilities

  • Responding to incoming correspondence while professionally managing each enquiry 
  • Keeping cases up to date by tracking, logging and recognising when to escalate issues within the team.
  • Meeting constituents on a wide range of issues, including those of a sensitive nature and escalating accordingly.
  • Advocating on constituent’s behalf with relevant bodies to resolve matters.
  • Reviewing constituent records and documentation in line with casework GDPR requirements.
  • Ensuring casework filing system is kept up-to-date in line with GDPR requirements.

About You

Requirements

You will:

  • Have excellent written, verbal and IT skills with accurate attention to detail.
  • Have a flexible and adaptable approach, being able to use good judgement and work on own initiative.
  • Be well organised with the ability to prioritise competing workloads.
  • Be patient and sensitive while remaining objective and open minded.
  • Be comfortable being in a front facing role explaining regulations such as GDPR to the general public.
  • Be acutely aware of the responsibility of representing those unable to do so themselves in certain situations.
  • Have a natural interest in helping people with a curiosity to probe for further information where required.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of current Political scene, Scotland, Europe, UK.
  • Knowledge devolved/reserved competencies

The Selection Process

To apply, please email your CV and supporting statement to ruth.maguire.msp@parliament.scot Your supporting statement should outline how you meet the requirements detailed above for this role.  Applications that do not include a supporting statement will not be considered. 

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 30 September

Communications Officer for Ruth Maguire MSP

About The Role

Ruth Maguire MSP is looking for a Communications Officer to join her team

Hours: 35 hours

Location: Irvine, Edinburgh or Home working

Salary:   £30,115 – £33,518 depending on skills and experience

Working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) 

MSPs are employers in their own right. Under their employment, you will become part of a team supporting them in carrying out their duties. You’ll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.

Responsibilities 

  • Producing materials that effectively convey my aims to the general public and media. 
  • Keeping up to date with current media developments. 
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. 
  • Corresponding with constituents and local campaign groups. 
  • Producing high quality press briefings, speeches, presentations and written materials. 
  • Identifying potential media opportunities and acting as media contact. 
  • Organising and arranging interviews and press conferences as specified. 
  • Identifying forthcoming events, in turn promoting my work. 
  • Developing creative new engagement methods for social media accounts. 
  • Representing me in dealing with media and providing statements where appropriate. 
  • Following all media outlets to capture relevant developments as they happen 
  • Maintaining information systems to support communications 
  • Maintaining and growing social media presence 
  • Drafting and posting social media content to update constituents on my parliamentary activities 
  • Reviewing social media trends and briefing me in issues of relevance to my parliamentary role 

About You

Requirements 

  • Have an interest in politics with the confidence to represent someone in a media-related capacity. 
  • Be capable in monitoring media developments and sourcing information from a range of channels. 
  • Have the ability to foster good working relationships with confidence to understand how the media world operates. 
  • Be creative in designing and communicating over a range of formats on different media platforms. 
  • Have flexibility using relevant IT skills and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media. 

The Selection Process

To apply please email your CV and a supporting statement to ruth.maguire.msp@parliament.scot Your supporting statement should outline how you meet the requirements detailed above for this role.  Applications that do not include a supporting statement may not be considered. 

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 3 October

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