Date Added: 10 February 2020
: 1 March 2020
Job Title: Political Assistant to the Conservative Group
Working For: Wokingham Borough Council
Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
Salary: Grade 8 £32,878 - £34,986 (capped at the Political Assistant ceiling of £34,986)
Fixed Term Contract – to May 2024
This is an interesting and varied post supporting the Leader of Council, the Conservative Group Chairman, the Executive and the Conservative Group. Your work will include co-ordinating the Conservative Group’s activities and maintaining effective communication throughout the Councillor Group, the Council and the wider community. This will involve on occasions undertaking research for the Group, preparing reports and briefings as well as providing advice and support to all Conservative councillors on a variety of issues. You will also manage the Group Office, act as the Leader of Council’s Personal Assistant and be responsible for organising and managing Conservative Group meetings.
You will be highly motivated with exceptional communication skills working with a wide range of contacts including Members, Senior Officers, external bodies, the media and individuals.
You will need to be able to work in the strictest confidence, have sound judgement, assimilate and analyse data quickly and establish positive working relationships with Members and Officers. You will have good written, oral, IT and social media skills. Knowledge of how Local Government works is desirable and being a Conservative Party Member with a good knowledge of and commitment to Conservative Party policies and values is essential.
Hours of work will include the requirement to attend meetings outside of normal working hours.
This post is subject to political restriction in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Anne Hunter, Democratic and Electoral Services Lead Specialist on 0118 974 6051.
Closing Date: 1 March 2020
Interviews to be held on 24th March 2020
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/our-jobs/search-jobs/?entryid203=509615&q=0%7epolitical%7e