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Researcher to the Chairman's Office

Position:
Researcher to the Chairman's Office

Location:
London

Overview

A great opportunity has arisen for a confident self-starter Researcher/EA to join the Chairman’s Office.  We are looking for a proactive hands-on team player to support a busy Chairman’s team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a great team.

The role

The successful candidate will assist the Party's Deputy Chairman and Vice Chairmen in their roles by providing day to day office support across the following areas:

  • Assist with correspondence, drafting swift, high quality and accurate replies to letters and e-mails on behalf of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman and Vice Chairmen.
  • Work with the Vice Chairmen to foster relationships with external groups.
  • Successfully delivering projects and assignments working with, and on behalf of the Deputy Chairman and Vice Chairmen.
  • Be capable of co-ordinating and organising events.
  • Supporting the Deputy Chairman and Vice Chairmen with scheduling meetings, appointments and travel arrangements.
  • Prepare speaking notes, speeches, memos and briefings for the Deputy Chairman and Vice Chairmen, including occasional copy writing.
  • Conducting research; including collecting and analysing data to prepare reports and documents.
  • Producing minutes of meetings in a concise and timely manner.
  • Be flexible, provide cover for other staff members working for the Chairman in case of absence; and provide varied office support to the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Vice Chairmen.

Capabilities required

Outstanding communication skills and attention to detail are essential to this role. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the ability to prioritise workloads effectively, and work well under pressure within a fast-paced political office. He or she will have proven themselves to have a strong, pro-active work ethic and any candidate will need to be able to communicate effectively with senior CCHQ employees, Members of Parliament, and Conservative Party volunteers.

In addition the candidate will have:

  • Strong political knowledge, understanding and judgment.  
  • A commitment to the Conservative Party's aims and values.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.
  • A good university degree or equivalent.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ideally, experience of working in UK politics.

If you have the skills required to succeed in this role, please download our application form.  Please submit this to hr@conservatives.com or send to Giles Inglis Jones at CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ by midday on Monday 9 October 2017

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

Please note that, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications.  If you have not heard from us by Mon 23 Nov 2017 please assume that, regrettably, your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Closing Date:
08 Oct 2017