Vacancy – Speechwriter at NATO

Be a speechwriter at NATO – where they actually pay you!

The good people at NATO have asked me to promote their current vacancy for a speech writer.

It’s a really interesting job at a fascinating time with a secure and decent salary – which is not something many speechwriters enjoy!!!

I am sure it will be as challenging as the times facing NATO at the moment.

Here is the link to the job – http://bit.ly/1DaFJYX.

and here is an excerpt from the Job Description…

Expertise Development

Draft speeches, articles, press conferences, media messages and other written material for the Secretary General, and the Deputy Secretary General. Edit press conferences and media messages for the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General as required. Keep abreast of NATO’s broad political and politico-military agenda in order to gain a deepened understanding of all issues that form the subject of NATO’s public communication.

Policy Development

Assist in the drafting of declarations, communiqués and other documents associated with the Summit meetings.

Knowledge Management

Conduct the appropriate research and analysis to draft speeches, press conferences, articles and policy statements for the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General.

Project Management

Assist in the planning and preparation of work produced by the team in the appropriate style and in a timely manner.

Representation of the Organization

Provide public briefings as required on NATO’s current political agenda, ensuring that communication is consistent with NATO policy and approved public messages.

Information Management

Assist in the effective flow of all work produced by the team, ensuring that appropriate products are distributed in a timely manner and in accordance with NATO’s administrative procedures.

Stakeholder Management

Maintain close relationships with the staff of the Private Office, the NATO Spokesperson and the Deputy Spokesperson, PDD, other Divisions within the International Staff and International Military Staff, as well as with the NATO Military Authorities and Allied missions.

Perform any other related duty as assigned by the NATO Spokesperson and the Deputy Spokesperson.

The closing date for applications is 24 March. If anyone is interested and has questions, please email me and I will forward your email to the team there – otherwise please just apply. This is a seriously great opportunity… If I was not so happy doing my own thing ….

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100 days to GE2015 How Many Conservative Candidates have been Selected

Conservative Candidates have been selected in lots of seats – but not everywhere!

Today is 100 days to the General Election. As many have said before, the next General Election will offer voters the biggest real directional choice between the Conservative and Labour parties for a generation, complicated by the decline of the Lib Dems and the emergence of UKIP and the SNP as spoilers or kingmakers.

In March last year I published a blog showing the 290 seats that were still to be selected. Unfortunately there were a couple of seats that had been selected when I published the blog for which I apologise so the actual number was closer to 285.

97 Selections in 100 days

Anthony Gearing has done some work on this and his tally of unselected seats is now 79 excluding Northern Ireland making it 96 in total as Charnwood is selecting tonight.

This is a best effort so please feel free to add updates or corrections below.

AG15GE15ConsC

Will there be any more retirement seats?

That is the question everyone on the candidates list wants to know. There is hope for wannabe candidates as there will be some more resignations (and possibly Knighthoods) before the election. Depending on the date that the MP announces they will be standing down (or the date of the selection – whichever CCHQ decide on!) these selections will probably come under by-election selection rules which may mean all-women short-lists.

Candidate Update from Guido Fawkes 27.01.2015

Preston – Richard Holden

Candidate Update: 27.01.2015 – 15:33

I have just been emailed by John Anderson with a candidate update from Scotland.

Dundee East – Bill Bowman
Dundee West – Nicola Ross
Inverclyde – Jaber Jabbour
Paisley and Renfrewshire North – John Anderson
Paisley and Renfrewshire South – Fraser Galloway

Candidate update 27.01.2015 – 16:29

Christopher Miller emailed me with this update.

Wolverhampton North East – Darren Henry http://www.darrenhenry.org.uk

Candidate Update 27.01.2015 – picked up the next morning

Bishop Auckland – Chris Adams

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