Alyn Seeks Constituency And Campaigns Assistant

An opportunity has arisen in the office of Alyn Smith MEP for the role of a Constituency and Campaigns Assistant, based in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will assist a colleague with the day-to-day running of the office in Edinburgh and progress the various campaigns of the office.

Responsibilities will include:

·        Responding to constituency queries both via email and telephone

·        Helping Alyn with his work in the constituency

·        Telephone enquiries

·        Assisting in the organisation of events/trips

·        Travel arrangements

·        Drafting of call-sheets

·        Management of filing system

·        Undertaking research as required

The ideal candidate would have a proven interest in European and Scottish politics. An understanding and sympathy for the aims of the Scottish National Party is highly desirable.

Skills required:

·        The ability to follow instructions accurately with attention to detail

·        Excellent writing and communication skills

·        Polite and friendly telephone manner and good interpersonal skills

·        The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

·        Excellent time management and organisational skills

·        Very good IT skills and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

Upon appointment your working week will be Monday to Friday 9-5pm with additional hours as required. You will have 25 days holiday running from January to December each year with additional public holidays. Salary will be between £17,000-£22,000 depending upon experience plus 10% pension contributions. 

Please submit a CV and covering letter to alyn.smith@ep.europa.eu. Closing date is Friday 7th December with interviews taking place the week commencing 17th December.