Political Assistant to the Labour and Cooperative Group
Brighton & Hove City Council - Brighton and Hove
Contract

This job posting is no longer available on Brighton & Hove City Council.

Are you looking for a highly responsible role at the political centre of a unique Unitary Authority? The Labour & Co-operative Group on Brighton & Hove City Council is looking for a political assistant to support its work.

Vacancy detail

The Labour & Co-operative Group are seeking to appoint a dynamic person to support the policy research and political work of the group.

The role will involve:

• The production of bulletins, briefings and organisation of meetings.
• Liaison with stakeholders (including the media) to communicate the group's political message with the outside world and generating positive press coverage.
• Keeping abreast of political matters, demanding meticulous research of local issues and offering incisive comment on policy and strategy.

The post is on a fixed-term contract as it will be reviewed following the election results in May 2015.

Working closely with the members of the group and the wider Labour Party organisation, you will crucially have a comprehensive knowledge of, and interest in, politics at both strategic and grassroots levels. Your ideological affinity with the Party will win the confidence of those that you work for and your intellectual credibility will legitimise your contribution to policy making and political strategy.

You will have experience working for democratically elected politicians in a large and complex environment, with a demonstrable interest in local government matters. Intelligence, tact, diplomacy and excellent communication skills will prove indispensable.

Additional information

If you need further information, please contact Mark Wall, Head of Democratic Service s
Telephone: (01273) 291006
Email: mark.wall@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified .

Brighton & Hove City Council does not accept CV or resume

Follow this link to download a job details pack (you will need to refer to this when you fill out our application form):

Political Assistant to the Labour & Co-operative Group SG0145.pdf

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