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Reference: 92139

Date Added: 26 March 2024
Closing Date: 8 April 2024

Job Title: Constituency Support Officer

Working For: Eddie Hughes MP (Walsall North)

Location: Ideally West Midlands based

Salary: £24,000 - £34,000 depending on experience

Length of Contract: 6 months fixed term contract with a permanent role for the right candidate

Job Details

Eddie Hughes MP is looking to recruit a Constituency Support Officer to join his team, ideally based in Bloxwich, to support him with his work on behalf of the constituents of Walsall North. There is flexibility for an experienced candidate to undertake the role remotely, with travel to the constituency as required.

The role will include responding to policy and campaign emails, including writing to ministers, as well as assisting with the website and managing social media. You will help arrange local meetings, surgeries, and events, as well as engaging with constituents and other stakeholders.

Eddie is looking for a team member who is passionate about the difference MPs can make to the lives of their constituents, with strong initiative and someone who is keen to make their mark, make the role their own, and support the work of a busy team working on pressing local and national issues. A positive attitude, good political nous, and willingness to roll up your sleeves is much more valuable than directly relevant experience.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to plan and arrange constituency visits
  • Assisting with surgeries, local meetings and events
  • Researching local, regional and national issues to support the MP’s work
  • Engaging with constituents’ face to face, over the telephone and in writing
  • Monitor media coverage, prepare press releases and liaise with media (on constituency, non-party political matters)
  • Assisting with the external communication presence of the MP’s office, through website and social media
  • Supporting the team with constituency casework, drafting correspondence and ensuring cases reach resolution


  • Good understanding of political issues locally and nationally
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise tasks and manage own workload
  • Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party
  • Driving license (highly desirable)

Upon appointment you will be required to apply for security clearance, undertaken by the Security Vetting and Pass Office. See Members’ Staff Security Clearance page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 8 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to take place in mid-April

Application Details

Apply online at https://recruitment.hivesupport.co.uk/job/32107/constituency-support-officer/walsall

Website: https://www.eddiehughes.co.uk/

Additional Notes