Conservative Campaign Headquarters


Political Press Adviser


A vacancy has arisen for a Political Press Adviser working to the Director of Communications at CCHQ. The role will involve working alongside the Research Department and the relevant Government Departments.


Aims of this job/role summary:

Promoting the political work of Government Ministers and co-ordinating the political media coverage of Ministers in conjunction with Special Advisers.

Principal roles and accountabilities:

  • Providing political communications support to Government Ministers
  • Liaising with departmental Special Advisers, campaign teams and the political office
  • Generation and placing of Ministerial political stories for print and broadcast media
  • Attending and leading political media coverage of Party Conferences
  • Assisting backbench MPs with regional media and Government lines
  • Promoting political activity across the departmental portfolios
  • Liaising with and supporting other Political Press Advisers in CCHQ

Capabilities and skills required:

  • Experience in a similar press role
  • Experience of media handling and news placement at a national level
  • A degree at 2:1 or equivalent
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent political judgement
  • Ability to work independently, often out of normal working hours
  • Experience in wider political roles desirable, but not essential
  • A commitment to the Conservative Party

If you have the skills required to succeed in this role, please download our application form. Please submit this to or send to Fiona Allmett, CCHQ, 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP, by midday on Friday 7th February 2014.

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 21 Feb please assume that, regrettably, your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Closing date:

7 February 2014

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.