Parliamentary Assistant to Mairi McAllan MSP

Mairi McAllan MSP is looking for a parliamentary assistant to join her busy constituency team.

Salary: £28,000 – £33,000 pro-rata and dependent on experience.  

Hours Full and Part time (with hybrid options) available  

Based in: Local constituency office in Lanark, Clydesdale 


Assisting with casework and communications as well as office administration.

Administration & Casework 

  • Coordinating, progressing and monitoring the handling of enquiries, case work and public correspondence and ensuring they are dealt with timely and professionally. 
  • 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 systems, both electronic and manual, are kept up to date in line with GDPR requirements. 


  • Producing materials that effectively convey my aims to the public and media through a variety of platforms.  
  • Keeping up to date with current media developments. 
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. 
  • Corresponding with constituents and local campaign groups. 


  • Have excellent organisational skills while being flexible in prioritising workloads during busy times. 
  • Have excellent communications skills, with attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with colleagues. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Be able to respond flexibly and creatively to range of requests, such as media enquiries and press releases. 
  • Have flexibility using relevant IT skills and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media. 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

 Closing Date for Applications 3 June 2024