I'm Hiring a Constituency Communications Manager

I am hiring a new Constituency Communications Manager based in Southend.

The main responsibility of the role will include:

  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure the Member is accurately informed on key issues and is aware of trends
  • Attend surgeries, tribunals and meetings as appropriate
  • Ensure all cases are logged, monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken
  • Ensure records are kept and information managed confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act
  • Gather relevant information to resolve or progress cases
  • Liaise with Government agencies, voluntary sector and others to resolve constituency matters
  • Manager and progress portfolio of casework appropriately
  • Management of projects
  • Monitor media coverage, liaise with media, prepare press releases as required (on constituency, non-party political matters)
  • Provide briefings for the Member
  • Research local, regional or national issues to support the Member's work
  • Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from constituents, the media, lobbyists and pressure groups
  • Supervise other members of staff

The successful candidate will have the following attributes/abilities:

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to write for a range of different audiences.
  • The proven ability to write, edit and proof content for press releases, newsletters and websites.
  • Ability to carry out tasks quickly and to a high standard, with a clear and concise writing style with minimum supervision.
  • A strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritise a demanding workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Political awareness, including the ability to devise campaigns and work alongside a range of stakeholders and colleagues in delivering political change.
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Conservative Party.

If you are interested send your CV and a covering letter to james@jamesduddridge.com

Deadline: 11th February 2019