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Reference: 88918

Date Added: 23 May 2023
Closing Date: 1 June 2023

Job Title: Political Assistant to the Labour and Cooperative Group

Working For: Medway Council

Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent

Salary: Range 4 (£28,374 - £33,723) per annum

Length of Contract: Until 31 May 2027

Job Details

Medway has been recognised by government as the city of the Thames Gateway and we have set ourselves the aspiration to be recognised as a city of culture, learning, tourism and enterprise.
Medway Council is committed to putting the customer at the heart of everything we do, providing value for money services.

We need to recruit a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication skills, to work directly to the Labour and Co-operative Group on the Council. In supporting the group as Members of the authority, and in particular the Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group, your role will include researching policy issues, preparing speeches and briefing notes, advising on political issues, attending meetings and conferences in Medway and elsewhere as required. You will also be dealing with Council officers and the media, as well as other external bodies.
You will need to be able to work in the strictest confidence, assimilate and analyse data quickly, establish positive working relationships with Members and officers, have excellent written and oral skills, good IT skills including management of website working knowledge of WordPress, social media outlets and produce high quality content including video. Equally important is the need to be politically sympathetic to the aims of the Labour party.

Hours of work will include occasional evenings and will be agreed with the Group Leader. This post is subject to political restriction in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

For an informal discussion, please contact Cllr Vince Maple by e-mail at: vince.maple@medway.gov.uk to arrange a call.

Closing Date: 1 June 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held mid-June.

Application Details

For further information and to apply please visit: https://ats-medway.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/241675 

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

Website: http://www.medway.gov.uk

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