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Vacancy: Parliamentary/Research Assistant

Posted on: December 4th, 2017

PARLIAMENTARY/RESEARCH ASSISTANT TO MEMBER OF DÁIL ÉIREANN:

Shane Ross TD – Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport

 

JOB SPECIFICATION

 

 

Purpose:

 

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 [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.