The Conservative Party is believed to be seeking a new spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, with the position’s salary reported to be £100,000-a-year.
According to The Daily Telegraph, applicants for the job are required to email their CVs “and a statement of suitability” to Number 10’s director of communications Lee Cain by August 21, and must undergo a security clearance.
While the salary for the position is advertised as being “based on experience”, the paper reports Whitehall sources expect the successful applicant to earn more than £100,000-a-year.
The advert reportedly says: “The successful candidate will become a trusted political adviser to the Prime Minister and member of the senior team at Downing Street, reporting into the Prime Minister’s Director of Communications.
“You will represent the Government and the Prime Minister to an audience of millions on a daily basis, across the main broadcast channels and social media, and have the chance to influence and shape public opinion.
“You will speak directly to the public on the issues they care most about, explaining the Government’s position, reassuring people that we are taking action on their priorities and driving positive changes.”
According to the listing, which has been seen by the paper, the successful applicant would need to be “an experienced and confident media operator who would enjoy working on camera and with senior ministers, political advisers, officials and journalists; who would relish the challenge and pace of televised briefings, and who has a strong grasp of foreign and domestic policy issues”.