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Reference: 65944

Date Added: 11 May 2018
Closing Date: 1 June 2018

Job Title: Chief Whip’s Office Manager

Working For: Democratic Unionist Party

Location: London

Salary: £30,324 – £38,000

Job Details

Reporting to the Chief Executive the post holder will play a significant role in supporting the work of the Democratic Unionist Party in Parliament.

The Role

The successful candidate will:

• Work closely with the Parliamentary Party Leader, Party Chief Whip and Parliamentary team. • Communicate effectively with our elected members.

• Liaise with both Government Whips and other Whips Offices.

• Develop and maintain contacts on behalf of the Party in Parliament.

• Work with external stakeholders on behalf of the Party and liaise with groups/personnel at Westminster and the general public on the Party’s behalf as necessary.

• Draft concise reports for consideration on relevant issues.

• Monitor Parliamentary business.

• Monitor media output and co-ordinate with the Press Office.

• Arrange meetings with Ministers and MPs, external stakeholders and Departments.

• Distribute the whip on a daily & weekly basis (indication on voting)

• Create Parliamentary business grid for MPs.

• Manage and organise events in Parliament and in London.

• Ensure the smooth running of the whips office.

• Compile agendas for and take minutes of Parliamentary Party meetings.

• Assist MPs constituency offices with Westminster business / events.

• Work closely with the wider party to communicate Parliamentary business and the work of Democratic Unionist Members of Parliament.

The person

Essential criteria

Third level qualification, or significant relevant experience and a demonstrable commitment to the workings of political institutions.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

• Good IT skills.

• Strong political awareness and an understanding of the workings of Parliament.

• Awareness and supportive understanding of the aims and ethos of the Democratic Unionist Party.

• Ability to work enthusiastically and co-operatively as part of a team.

• Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads, with a problem-solving approach.

• Tact, discretion and respect for confidentiality

• Excellent organisational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure with attention to detail.

Closing Date: 1 June 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

For further information or to apply, please email your CV and a covering letter setting out why you believe you meet the criteria for the job to DUP Chief Executive Timothy Johnston at timothyjohnston@dup.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 1st June 2018.

Website: http://www.mydup.com

Additional Notes