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    Vacancy: Parliamentary/Research Assistant


    Shane Ross TD – Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport







    To represent, assist and advise Member on parliamentary concerns.



    Duties of role:


    • Research in relation to Dáil business, policy matters and current issues.
    • Drafting of position papers, press releases and speeches.
    • Managing and progressing queries through the appropriate channels.
    • Representing the Member at meetings/events and arranging meetings/events/campaigns as required.
    • Dealing with press queries, social media and public relations.
    • Organising the production and delivery of circulars.
    • Communicating and co-ordinating with political representatives and advisors, Government departments and constituency groups.
    • Analysis of voting patterns.
    • Such other related and appropriate duties as may be assigned by the Member.



    Desirable Qualifications/Skills:


    • Third Level qualification in a related discipline, or alternative equivalent experience.
    • Ability to draft briefing memos, papers, etc.
    • Organisational skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively.



    Desirable Skills:


    • An understanding/knowledge of the Dublin Rathdown constituency.
    • IT skills, including a working knowledge of Mail merge, PowerPoint, MailChimp, Excel, Outlook, etc.


    Further Application Information:


    • CVs and cover letters to be sent to r[email protected].
    • Applications must be received by 5pm on 13 December 2017.
    • Interviews to take place week commencing 18 December 2017.
    • Part-time working arrangements may be considered.

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