Noel Rock TD, the newly-elected TD in Dáil Éireann for Dublin North-West is hiring two political staff for his team.
In the 32nd Dáil, Noel is looking to hire both a Parliamentary Assistant (PA), and a Secretarial Assistant (SA) to work with him in his role as a Fine Gael TD representing the constituency of Dublin North-West.
The two positions, based in the Deputy’s Constituency Office on 252 Swords Road, Dublin 9, will combine both the national dimension of the TD’s role as a national legislator, in addition to his community-based ethos of representation at local level.
Both roles will cross a wide range of fields. Some of tasks for the two positions will include, but not limited to:
– Being the primary support to the Deputy in all matters related to the position of TD, on all legislative, political, and administrative matters.
– Researching, preparing and presenting proposals for policy and legislative issues that complement the platform upon which the Deputy was elected in the General Election of February 2016.
– Organising Dáil speaking time, assisting legislative formation, and supplementary material for debates on a wide range of issues that arise in the Oireachtas, and the managing of parliamentary questions (PQs).
– Managing the Constituency Office in Dublin-North West on a full-time basis in an effect manner, with occasional need to work from the parliamentary office in Leinster House, when so requested by the Deputy.
– Handling all correspondence in their various formats between constituents and the Deputy, ensuring all constituent cases are handled in the most effective manner.
– Maintaining an efficient online filing system, ensuring all data is collated in a useable and secure manner.
– Coordinating diary management with the Deputy, and acting on behalf of the Deputy at the relevant meetings and gatherings.
– Preparing material for press events, drafting press releases, and handling coordination with the Fine Gael Press Office.
– Managing and handling day-to-day media queries.
– Drafting speeches of various kinds for delivery at national and local conferences and events, including speeches to be delivered in the Dáil and Oireachtas Committees.
– Lead the development of political and informative literature for the Deputy in the constituency on both national and local issues.
– Work with the Fine Gael Councillor’s on Dublin City Council to coordinate policy actions and related activity.
– Organising and managing events in the constituency, such as public meetings and clinics.
– Conducting door-to-door canvassing across the constituency, including the management of canvasses with the political team, and arranging leaflet drops.
– Managing and training members of the legislative and political team during campaigning periods.
– Ensuring the online platform, including content, is consistency kept up-to-date.
– Other related duties as may be assigned by the Deputy as they arise.
Candidates must have the following:
– A political awareness and keen organisational sense
– Ability to work to constant tight deadlines, and changing priorities.
– Awareness of both national and local issues.
– Knowledge and understanding of the political environment, legislative process, and the procedures of the Oireachtas.
– Excellent research skills and equally capable communicative skills.
– High proficiency in all Office programmes, and ideally, Lotus Notes software.
These are not your average jobs, but exciting, vibrant opportunities in an atmosphere that has the possibility to affect real change, both nationally and locally. The ideal candidates for the two positions should be able to work in an environmental of a small number of dedicated people, committed to the cause of the Deputy. If you think you have what it takes, Noel Rock TD would love to hear from you.
To apply for either position as Parliamentary Assistant (PA) or Secretarial Assistant (SA), please send a CV, no longer than three A4 pages, including full contact details of three referees, in textised PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, in the format of ‘PA_-_Application_SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_-_Noel_Rock_TD’ or ‘SA_-_Application_-_SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_-_Noel_Rock_TD’, depending on which position is being applied for.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 7th March 2016 at 10:30am.
After the deadline for receiving applications has passed, an assessment committee will be formed comprising of a number of members, following which a shortlist will be made, and interviews with those shortlisted candidates proceeding thereafter. Due to the volume of applications received, it is regrettable that only persons shortlisted will receive a response from the assessment committee.
The remuneration will be based on a scale determined by the Houses of the Oireachtas, is not at the discretion of the Deputy, or Fine Gael.
Successful candidates will be subjected to full Garda Vetting in accordance with An Garda Síochána, as per standard Houses of the Oireachtas procedure.
Notice posted: Tuesday 1st March 2016.