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Parliamentary Communications/Research/Policy Assistant to Chris Bishop, MP - In Parliament

Parliamentary Service
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to provide high-quality communications, research and policy support to Chris Bishop's in Parliament office. This position offers real variety and plays a vital behind-the-scenes part in the parliamentary process.

As the Parliamentary Communications/Research/Policy Assistant to Chris Bishop you will have the ability to communicate complex issues in everyday language via a range of media and communication channels. This role is a varied and multifaceted one where on any given day you will be tasked with anything from drafting speeches and press releases, to engaging with the community via twitter and Facebook, to assisting in the development of Chris Bishop's communications policy and researching their particular areas of interest. You will have demonstrated experience in analysing and interpreting data and a good knowledge of research methodology.

You've got a firm grasp of the current political landscape and where your electorate sits within it. You appreciate the sometimes unpredictable nature of this environment and instead of letting it faze you, you thrive on it - putting your proactive, calm, and flexible personality to good use. You're happy to work autonomously and are well known for your resilient and unflappable nature.

Parliamentary Service is focused on excellence and innovation and we are interested in you if you have well developed communication skills, resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Our ideal person will have knowledge of the political environment and parliamentary procedure.  

This role is for 20 hours per week. Some flexibility in hours will be required. This is an events-based, fixed-term role linked to the term of the Member of Parliament.

Applications close 12pm Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

The Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to EEO and good employer principles.

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To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 14764GJ.

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