This vacancy has now closed

Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,519
  • Local office 18 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh (flexibility to work from home 1 day a week)
  • Closing 29th May 2022

  • Advertised from 9th May 2022
  • 35hrs a week


Ash Regan MSP (Edinburgh Eastern) is looking for a Communications Manager to join her team.

Working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)

MSPs are employers in their own right. Under their employment, you will become part of a team supporting them in carrying out their duties. You'll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.


  • Acting in a supervisory role with oversight of overall media strategy.
    • Establishing media monitoring systems that detect news instantly as it breaks.
    • Managing provision of communications and press advice.
    • Implementing media and digital communication strategy.
  • Identifying potential media opportunities and acting as media contact.
    • Organising and arranging interviews and press conferences as specified.
    • Identifying forthcoming events, in turn promoting my work.
    • Developing creative new engagement methods for social media accounts.
    • Representing me in dealing with media and providing statements where appropriate.
  • Producing materials that effectively convey my aims to the general public and media.
    • Keeping up to date with current media developments.
    • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders.
    • Corresponding with constituents and local campaign groups.
    • Producing high quality press briefings, speeches, presentations and written materials.
  • Following all media outlets to capture relevant developments as they happen
    • Maintaining information systems to support communications
    • Maintaining and growing social media presence
    • Drafting and posting social media content to update constituents on my parliamentary activities
    • Reviewing social media trends and briefing me in issues of relevance to my parliamentary ro


You will:

  • 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.
  • Have flexibility using relevant IT skills and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 29 May