Constituency Assistant for John Mason MSP

John Mason MSP has a vacancy for a Constituency Assistant.

The post is based on a 35 hour week. Salary £24,000 to £26,000 depending on experience.

The successful candidate will have an important role in helping run a busy constituency office in Glasgow’s Parkhead area. The principal role of the Assistant will be to engage with constituents, undertake constituency casework on their behalf and provide support to the MSP and his small team of staff.

The successful applicant will be able to show excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to work on their own initiative.

Job description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Dealing with constituents’ general enquiries (including political issues).

· Dealing with constituency casework and responding to issues raised through correspondence, telephone calls, emails and surgeries.

· Drafting of correspondence as required and parliamentary questions/motions.

· Administrative work including maintenance of electronic and manual filing systems.

· Additional duties as required to fulfil the role.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCY

· Demonstrable interpersonal skills with the ability to identify and take forward issues on behalf of constituents (essential).

· The ability to work on own initiative within a small local constituency office (essential).

· High standard of administrative skills with a demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (essential).

· Proven communication skills, both written and verbal with a polite, pleasant and confident telephone manner and ability to deal with constituents and outside bodies in a confidential manner (essential).

· Strong organisational skills (essential).

· Strong written communication skills (essential).

· Experience of operating websites and social media including facebook and twitter/x (desirable)

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the job to anne.mcglinchey@parliament.scot

Application deadline 9am on Monday, 17 June.

Interviews are likely to take place on Monday, 24 June. This is subject to change.

Please note: this is a fixed term role until the end of the current Scottish parliamentary term in 2026. For further information, please visit www.john-mason.org