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Reference: 72172

Date Added: 2 August 2019
Closing Date: 18 August 2019

Job Title: Assistant to Political Group (Liberal Democrat Group)

Working For: South Gloucestershire Council

Location: Kingswood, South Gloucestershire

Salary: £34,968

Job Details

South Gloucestershire Council is a Unitary Authority, governed by a leader and cabinet system. The Liberal Democrats made gains at the recent elections and are the largest opposition party on the council. The Conservative Party are the majority group.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional political and communication skills working directly with the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council. Your role will primarily involve advising on political issues, and will also include dealing with the media, preparing speeches and briefing notes, researching policy issues, attending meetings and conferences within the area and elsewhere.

You will act as the focus for information gathering and dissemination with community groups, MPs, local authorities, commercial groups and deal with Officers at all levels. Strong networking skills are essential to enable you to play a central part in the effective preparation and delivery of the Group’s future political strategy.

As a member of the Liberal Democrat Party, you will bring acute political judgement, the ability to analyse data quickly, have excellent written and oral skills and good IT knowledge with real ambition to move the Party to its fullest local potential.

The post is subject to political restriction in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Hours of work will include evenings and possibly weekends.

This post is a limited term contract ending May 2023.

Closing Date: 18 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on Monday 2nd September 2019.

Application Details

For further information on the post and how to apply please visit the South Gloucestershire Jobs Site at:


Website: http://www.southglos.gov.uk

Additional Notes