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Political Assistant Graduate Trainee

Business & Corporate Services

Democratic Services, Political

Salford City Council

Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5BN

Political Assistant – Graduate Trainee
Salary: £17,364
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed term Contract to 30th April 2021
Closing date:  Monday 15th July at noon

Calling all Graduates – we’ve got an exciting new opportunity for you.

Working with our Conservative Party Elected Members, we are looking for a Political Assistant to join Salford!
We are looking for graduates who have undertaken a political degree or have a strong passion for politics. All applicants must have an affiliation to the Conservative Party. .

About the role
You will provide fantastic day to day support to our Conservative Party Elected Members, through research, analysis, administration and passion. You will be required to attend meetings with Elected Members to support important discussions on local political matters and you will be key to the Conservative party lobbying and campaigns.
Using research and evidence-based insight, you will create briefing notes and reports for Elected Members, which will become the foundation for ongoing conversations.

About You
Pride, Passion, People and Personal Responsibility are our values and you will be expected to show these on a daily basis. You will show respect to all Elected Members regardless of political stance and you will ensure confidentiality and sensitivity in all that you do.
You will have an avid passion for politics and for creating a better life for residents and you will support all communities, both locally and nationally.

Role Profile.docx
Working for Salford.pdf

This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate to showcase what they have learnt through their studies and to enter the world of work in a safe and supportive environment. Although much of your work will be led by you, you will see first-hand what a real Committee looks like and understand in greater depth how those important decisions are made.

Safe working
We are a Covid-safe organisation and for the majority of your role you will work from home and connect with your Elected Members virtually. You will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.

About us
Salford is a fantastic city and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We are a values based organisation and we encourage innovation, welcome diversity and champion new and different ways of doing things!

Where you have lived or worked abroad for 12 months or more, continuously or in total over the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work.

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at 

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application deadline

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15th Jul 2020