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Position:

Correspondence Manager

Summary

An opportunity exists to join the Prime Minister’s Political Office and the Conservative Campaign Headquarters team as Correspondence Manager.

Description:

The ideal candidate will have impressive written communication skills, be able to manage competing priorities, and work well under pressure within a very fast-paced environment, often out of normal working hours. He or she will be impeccably organised with the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with Members of Parliament, Party members and the wider public.

To succeed in this role you will need to be self-motivated, conscientious, and an all-round hands-on team player. The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, purposeful sense of initiative, and precise attention to detail.

Previous Parliamentary or Conservative Party experience would be strongly desirable, and the ability to demonstrate excellent political judgement is essential. Part of the role, over time, will involve leading and supervising a wider correspondence team, so previous experience of management and the ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills is also required.

The Correspondence Manager will take responsibility for the Party’s correspondence operation. This will involve organising and drafting timely replies to political correspondence received by the Prime Minister and the Party; liaising with CCHQ, the Party Chairman's Office, Special Advisers and relevant Government departments to help research and draft correspondence replies; co-ordinating effective receipt and despatch of political correspondence; organising Political Office filing systems; assisting channels of communication between CCHQ and Number 10; and carrying out other administrative duties as required by the Political Office.

As we approach the next General Election, responsibilities will increasingly focus on recruiting and managing the Party’s broader Correspondence Unit.

A competitive salary is available dependent on skills and experience.

If you have the skills required to succeed in this role, please download this application form. Please submit this to hr@conservatives.com or send to Fiona Allmett, CCHQ, 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP, by midday on Friday, 25 January 2013.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and appoint on merit.

Please note that, due to the large amount of applications we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications. If you have not heard from us by 8 February, please assume that, regrettably, your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Closing date:

25 January 2013

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Conservative Party is an equal opportunities employer and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or financial reward through direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation of members of staff or job applicants on the grounds of age, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The Party will take all reasonable measures to ensure that applications are attracted from both sexes and all races and from people with disabilities, and regardless of sexual orientation and will ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged because of disability.