Green Party: Secretarial Assistant to Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity

Green Party

Title: Secretarial Assistant to Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity


Minister of State Pippa Hackett is looking for a Secretarial Assistant to assist her in her duties as a Minister from the Laois-Offaly constituency. The main duty of the Secretarial Assistant is to look after constituency queries and local political matters, working as part of a close-knit team including the Senator’s Parliamentary Assistant and Communications Assistant. The Secretarial Assistant will report to the Parliamentary Assistant.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the role will initially involve remote working. Once public health restrictions allow, the role will ideally be based in the Minister’s constituency office(s) in Laois-Offaly. We endeavour to provide a flexible working environment in terms of location and working hours, and for the right candidate accommodations can be made around commitments such as child care, etc.


  • Dealing with correspondence (post, email, social media) from constituents and, where practical, resolving any issues raised by liaising with relevant government departments and state bodies.
  • Working in the constituency on a range of activities including meetings, events and constituency clinics.
  • Assisting Laois-Offaly Green Party committee members and Local Electoral Area reps with matters of local concern.
  • Helping build Senator Hackett’s profile and spread the Green Party message in Laois and Offaly.


  • You should be happy working in a public-facing role, helping members of the public who are seeking the Senator’s assistance.
  • You should be comfortable on the phone and able to write emails and letters in a professional manner.
  • You should be well-organised and have good attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a public-facing role, such as in customer service, hospitality, an administrative role, or a politician’s office, would be a major advantage.
  • An interest in politics, and in the environment and other Green Party principles, is desirable but not essential.


€23,180 – €43,094 (Salary point on the Secretarial Assistant pay scale is determined by the Oireachtas based on previous experience).

Term of employment

The role would be coterminous with Senator Hackett’s term as a Minister and would be subject to a probationary period.


Please send a CV (of no more than two pages) and a cover letter (of no more than one page) explaining your motivation and suitability for the role to with “Secretarial Assistant Application” as the email subject line.
The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 29th January.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Jan, 2021
Remotely / Laois-Offaly
Expiry Date
29th Jan, 2021