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Reference: 72952

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

Job Title: Political Assistant - Conservative

Working For: Milton Keynes Council

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £29,636-£33,799

Job Details

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional political and communication skills working directly with the Conservative 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 Conservative 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.

Key Duties
To support the Leader, Deputy Leader, Whip and all group members by:

  • Preparing motions and questions for Full Council Meetings
  • Drafting speeches, media releases, comments, articles, social media, preparing councillors for interviews etc
  • Preparing agenda for group meetings
  • Liaising with the regional and national party office.

Experience and Requirements:

  • Understanding of and commitment to the priorities and agenda of the political group.
  • Knowledge of the local political structure
  • Good IT skills with experience of Microsoft Office and Windows.

Additional information
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

For further details, please visit the Milton Keynes Council Careers website http://bit.do/Political-Assistant

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held in early November 2019.

Application Details

Milton Keynes Council Benefits
Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package described on our website.

For further details and to apply, please visit the Milton Keynes Council Careers website http://bit.do/Political-Assistant where you can upload your CV and covering letter.

At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.

Website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/

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