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Reference: 88831

Date Added: 17 May 2023
Closing Date: 30 May 2023

Job Title: Political Assistant to the Conservative Group

Working For: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Location: Hybrid working between Cambourne (Cambridgeshire) and home

Salary: £32,662 to £37,762 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)

Length of Contract: Fixed term contract until May 2026

Job Details

We have an excellent new opportunity for a Political Assistant to provide research, communications and policy development advice to the members of a political group and support them in their responsibilities.

We need someone with relevant qualifications and experience of working in a political environment. You will have detailed knowledge of the political environment in South Cambridgeshire, and Cambridge and Peterborough as a whole, including key policy issues. You will also need superb writing skills, including experience of drafting briefing notes, reports and speeches.

The is a new role which sits within the Chief Executive’s team and will work closely with the Conservative Group Leader and their Group. The successful candidate will also be working very closely with our Communication team colleagues.

You will also be working close with the Group Leader, providing research, communications and policy development advice to the Conservative Group. You will deal with a wide range of issues across all policy areas of our services, partnerships, projects and local and national policy, to ensure that the group is supported to operate effectively.

Strong networking skills are essential to enable you to play a central part in the effective preparation and delivery of the Conservative Group’s future political strategy, alongside acute political judgement, the ability to analyse data quickly, effective writing skills and good IT skills.

We are currently adopting a hybrid approach; whereby employees can work either from home or in the Council's offices in Cambourne.

Please note that we welcome applications for hours up to full-time too.

From January 2023 until May 2023, we are taking part in a four-day working week trial. A four-day week is when full-time staff work one less day per week (four days instead of five) but still get paid the same salary. It is not the same as compressed hours, which is working the traditional 37-hour week over four long days. A four-day week for a full-time employee at the Council will consist of 30 hours. For part time staff, the amount of hours reduced would be calculated via a pro-rata reduction. For more information, please read about our 4-day week trial.

If you would like further information about this opportunity, please contact Cllr Heather Williams (Group Leader) on 07885 774775.

Closing Date: 30 May 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: Friday 16 June 2023

Application Details

Apply directly on the district council website


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

Additional Notes