Parliamentary Assistant Vacancy

09/03/2020

I am recruiting a Parliamentary Assistant (PA) to assist me in my work as a member of Dáil Éireann representing the people of Dublin Fingal.

Duties will include:

  • Being the primary support to the Deputy in all matters related to the position of TD, on all legislative, political, and administrative matters
  • Drafting speeches on legislation and for delivery at specific events
  • Drafting media briefings and Parliamentary Questions
  • Preparing material for press events, drafting press releases, and handling coordination with the Fine Gael Press Office.
  • Researching legislative and policy issues
  • Organising speaking time
  • Handling representations and queries from constituents in a professional and efficient manner
  • Conducting door-to-door surveying in the constituency
  • Maintaining social media and the TD’s website
  • Developing literature and newsletters on issues of both national and local importance
  • Representing the TD at meetings and events
  • Organising events, including public meetings, in the constituency
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the TD

Requirements:

  • An interest in, and understanding of, politics and current affairs
  • Knowledge and understanding of public policy, the legislative process within the Oireachtas and the general political environment
  • Excellent organisational, research and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, to tight deadlines, and in line with changing priorities
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office,
  • Ability to think and work independently and creatively
  • Qualifications relevant to the role
  • Full drivers license, own car helpful but not essential.


Salary Scale – Experience dependent:

 

Parliamentary Assistant Rate

Point

 

1

€41,092

2

€42,684

3

€44,323

4

€45,415

5

€46,557

6

€47,973

7

€49,379

LSI 1

€50,789

LSI 2

€52,200

The remuneration will be based on the scale above which is determined by the Houses of the Oireachtas, and is not at the discretion of the TD, or Fine Gael. Overtime is available.

How to apply:

Email your CV and cover letter to alan.farrell@oireachtas.ie by 5pm on 27th March, 2020.

Successful candidates will be subjected to full Garda Vetting, as per standard Houses of the Oireachtas procedure.