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Political Assistant (G764)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2018 16:00
£27,668 - £29,323 pro rata
Hours per week:
14.8 hours per week
Job Category:
Democratic Services/ Registrars
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Employment Location:

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Feb

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Reference: G764

Department: Finance Governance and Support

Service Area: Democratic Services

Salary: £27,668 - £29,323 pro rata

Hours: 14.8 hours per week

Contractual Status: Fixed Term - aligned with the electoral cycle

Democratic Services is looking to recruit a Political Assistant to provide effective support to the Council’s Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association (MICA) Group.

In summary, the specific tasks and responsibilities of the post include researching, evaluating and analysing specific areas of interest to the Group; providing the Group with information in the form of reports, briefs and statistics; briefing the Group on policy matters and general issues affecting local government and the Council; keeping abreast of developments within local government and the Council; providing an administrative and support service to the Group, its activities and to its meetings and developing systems and procedures for the Group. The post holder will be responsible to the Group Leader and Secretary of the Political Group. This is a Politically Restricted post. Agile working is available.

The successful candidate will have:

• An up-to-date knowledge of the administration of local government Member decision-making processes.
• An awareness of the political environment and an ability to relate to, and work with, Elected Members.
• Sound and effective I.T skills.
• An understanding of Council policies in respect of rules of procedure and local conventions/protocols.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• The ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.

Paper copies of the application pack are available from the Middlesbrough Town Hall reception. Completed paper applications should be returned to the Middlesbrough Town Hall reception by 12 noon on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

The shortlisting process will take place on 1 March 2018 with a view to inviting candidates for interview on 5 and 6 March 2018.

If you would like to find out more information in respect of this vacancy, please contact Sylvia Reynolds, Members & Statutory Services Manager, on 01642 729697.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2018 by 12 noon.

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