Parliamentary Assistant to David Torrance

David Torrance MSP is looking for a parliamentary assistant to join his busy constituency team. 

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 dependent on experience.   

Hours Full time – 35 hours per week 

Based in: Local constituency office and Holyrood 

Responsibilities 

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.  

Communications 

  • 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.  

Requirements 

  • 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 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.   
  • 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.  

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to david.torrance.msp@parliament.scot 

Closing Date for Applications – Friday 31st May 2024