We are hiring!


Job Title: Digital Engagement Assistant (freelance)

Location: Home-based

Salary: £11 per hour (8 hours a week - flexible)

Job Details

The Parliament Project exists to inspire, empower and encourage women to run for political office in the UK. We run workshops, webinars and online peer support groups to help women fulfil on their political ambitions with the aim of increasing the numbers of women in politics. Over 2,200 women have attended our workshops in the last two years.

We are looking for a proactive, efficient person with digital campaigning and research experience to join our small dynamic team on an initial 9 month basis. The successful person will ideally help us develop and expand our engagement, both to increase the numbers of women who attend our workshops and online groups but also work with our sisters at @youngwomenscot on our joint campaign #ScotWomenStand.


We need someone who will –

  • Manage and improve our digital accounts, both content and engagement

  • Research how to reach out to under-represented communities of women to invite to attend our workshops and online offerings

  • Assist on our digital campaign #ScotWomenStand, for example supporting research on political party processes, local and national government roles, barriers to political participation.


We are looking for someone who meets the following criteria –

  • Digital experience – proven track record of an ability to engage followers through managing media channels including twitter, facebook, Instagram.

  • Research skills – ability to quickly research key political information

  • Writing skills - ability to present research in an engaging written form accessible to women from all backgrounds

  • Working knowledge of the Scottish Political system

  • Committed to cross-party non-partisan working on this issue (political party members and activists are very welcome to apply)

  • Friendly and efficient e-mail and phone manner

  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively about how to approach issues

  • Passionate about the aims of the Parliament Project

  • Excellent administrative skills


This post is a freelance, home-based one and the weekly hours are entirely flexible.

Closing Date: 5th Jan 2019

Interview/Start Dates: Interviews are likely to be conducted in the week beginning 7th January - this may take place via online video platform depending on where shortlisted applicants are based. The post will start ASAP after appointment.

Application Details: Please send a short (1 page) covering letter detailing how you meet the job specification and why you feel that you are a good fit for the position to help@parliamentproject.com. Please also include a CV of no longer than 2 pages, and 2 references.