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Reference: 62334

Date Added: 24 August 2017
Closing Date: 10 September 2017

Job Title: Political Assistant to the Liberal Democrat Group

Working For: City of York Council

Location: York

Salary: Grade 9, level 1 - 4 (£28,785 to £33,446 per annum)

Length of Contract:

Job Details

The City of York Council wishes to appoint a Political Assistant to the Liberal Democrat Group which formed a joint Administration in 2015 to run the Council. As such you should be an enthusiastic self-starter of graduate calibre to provide political research support to the Group.

The post holder will work closely with the Group Leader who is the Deputy Leader of the Council and members of the Group, including those who are Executive Members. The postholder will be expected to:

  • identify current and forthcoming local, regional and national issues of political relevance;
  • prepare press releases and liaise with the media;
  • understand the role of social media in an age of modern communication;
  • undertake specific research;
  • provide written and oral briefings on emerging issues;

This is a politically restricted post governed by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and Local Government Restrictions Regulations 1990.

As designated politically restricted officers, employees will not be allowed to undertake certain activities. Please refer to the guidance attached for further information.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact either Dawn Steel on (01904) 551030 or email dawn.steel@york.gov.uk  or Councillor Keith Aspden on (01904) 555314 or email cllr.kaspden@york.gov.uk

This post is full time - 37 hours per week.

Closing Date: 10 September 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Advert closes at 12 midnight on 10 September 2017.

Interviews: Week commencing 2 October 2017.

Application Details

To view job details or apply on-line go to http://jobs.york.gov.uk  and search 'Political Assistant'.

Website: https://www.york.gov.uk/

Additional Notes