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Reference: 72941

Date Added: 2 October 2019
Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Job Title: Political Assistant - Labour Group

Working For: Milton Keynes Council

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £29,636-£33,799

Job Details

Milton Keynes Labour Group are looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional political and communication skills working directly with the Labour 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 someone who understands and is sympathetic to the policies of the Labour 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.

More information including the person specification can be found at https://onlineservices.milton-keynes.gov.uk/jobs/

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview will take place after closing date. The role is new and therefore start can be immediate.

Application Details

Applications MUST be made to Milton Keynes Council via the on-line portal https://onlineservices.milton-keynes.gov.uk/jobs/

Website: http://www.milton-Keynes.gov.uk

Additional Notes