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Communications, Research and Policy Assistant to Clayton Mitchell, MP

Parliamentary Service
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Bay of Plenty - Tauranga
Bay of Plenty
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Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Clayton Mitchell, NZ First List MP based in Tauranga is looking a communications guru to join his Tauranga based team. This role is 20 hours a week and there is an expectation that you would attend meetings and appointments with Clayton when he is in the electorate.

Clayton is wanting that special somebody who can traverse Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You'll be able to take a great photograph, write the story and send it out to the social media universe. You'll be a confident and accomplished writer and be able to produce columns and press releases.

Your MP wants you to search out opportunities, so he can connect with the electorate and hear what the issues and opportunities are. That could be anything from organising a public meeting on a community issue through to connecting with the local community organisations or having your MP speak and present awards at a school prizegiving. The opportunities are limitless and we need somebody who can hunt these opportunities out and make magic happen.

You will work out of the Tauranga office of Clayton Mitchell MP along with his Parliamentary MP Support. You will have strong planning and coordination skills and the ability to communicate complex issues in everyday language. You will have demonstrated experience in analysing and interpreting data and a good knowledge of research methodology. You will need to exhibit your discreet side and exercise a high level of confidentiality in this role.

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, particularly when the MP is in the electorate. This is an events-based, fixed-term role linked to the term of the Member of Parliament.

So what do you think? If you'd like to play an important role in supporting your MP and helping your electorate, apply now.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 20805GJ.

Applications close at midnight on 26 May 2019.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact

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