Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Danczuk's Communications Office Job Description

19 June 2015
2 July 2015
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Job Title:
Communications Officer/Constituency Communications Manager
Working For:
Simon Danczuk MP (Rochdale)
Negotiable dependent on experience
Job Details:
Simon Danczuk MP is looking for a Communications Officer or Constituency Communications Manager to work in his busy Rochdale Office.
The role is being advertised on a part-time or full-time basis, to be agreed with Simon. This role is based in Rochdale but may involve occasional travel to London.
The job role has a focus on media relations and engagement with the local community in Rochdale.
Duties include:
  • develop and maintain links with relevant local media organisations
  • pro-actively promote the work of the MP in the local area
  • keep the MP briefed on local political issues
  • develop and maintain links with key local stakeholders in Rochdale and the Greater Manchester area, including local authorities and government organisations
  • arrange and accompany the MP to local events
  • assist in running of constituency office where required
  • write press releases, articles and manage the MP's website
The successful candidate must demonstrate:
  • strong political judgement
  • experience of working with the media
  • strong written communication skills
  • good knowledge of the political landscape (knowledge of political issues in the North West is desirable)
  • good organisation and time-management skills
  • the ability to work independently and use initiative to solve problems
  • ability to build and manage a network of contacts
  • sympathy with the aims and values of the Labour Party
Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info.
Closing Date:
2 July 2015
Interview/Start Dates:
Interviews to be held week beginning 6th July for a start-date in early August.
How to apply:
To apply please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you think you are suited to this job to tom.railton@parliament.uk.

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