Political Assistant to the Conservative Group
Fixed term for: Sept 2019 to May 2023
Interview date: Week of the 9th September 2019
For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Wall - Head of Democratic Services on 01273 291006.
Are you looking for a highly responsible role at the political centre of a unique Unitary Authority? The Conservative Group of Councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council is looking for a Political Assistant to support its work.
The role will involve:
- liaising 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 comments on policy and strategy.
- producing bulletins, briefings and organising meetings.
Working closely with members of the Conservative Group of Councillors and the wider Conservative Party, you will crucially have a comprehensive knowledge of, and interest in, politics at both strategic and grassroots levels. Your ideological affinity with the Conservative 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. Tact and diplomacy will go hand-in-hand with your outstanding communication skills