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Political Assistant to the Labour and Cooperative Group
Ref : SG0145
Unit : Legal & Democratic
Contract type : Fixed Term
Hours : Full time

Grade M11 – M10 (Point 41): £29528 – £34894 per annum
Closing Date: 4th September 2014

Introduction
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 Services
Telephone: (01273) 291006
Email: mark.wall@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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