Full Time 37 hours per week/Fixed Term for 3 months between June to September 2021 (dates flexible).
If you are seeking a challenging but rewarding role to develop your potential, and have a passion for politics and a positive attitude, the Mayor’s Office is recruiting two interns this summer.
We are incredibly proud of our team who are busy working behind the scenes to support the Mayor and Cabinet by providing high quality policy, communications and administrative support to deliver the best possible outcomes for Bristol. We put the Mayor’s priorities and core values at the heart of all we do.
The role is not restricted to you studying at, or recently graduating, university. You will have A-Level (or equivalent) qualifications, or relevant experience of undertaking research and analytical ability at an appropriate level.
In this varied role, you will use strong research skills and knowledge of the Mayor’s aims and priorities, to support the Mayor and Cabinet via our Policy Advisors. You’ll help draft speeches, keep the Mayor up to date with important issues affecting the city, conduct research to inform policy decisions and draft correspondence on behalf of the Mayor.
In order to succeed in this position, you will have strong verbal and written skills, a sharp eye for detail and be discreet, as you will be handling sensitive information. You should be happy working on your own initiative or as part of a team.
To hit the ground running, you will ideally have a good knowledge of Bristol’s political landscape and an understanding of the Mayor’s priorities.
If you think you could be the perfect addition to our team we’d love to receive your application.Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.
Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.
How do I apply?
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.
To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.
Appointment will be by interview (either in person or via Zoom video conference depending on current Covid guidelines) and practical assessment. Interview dates to be confirmed.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Policy Manager, Simon Cowley on 07467 335730 or email@example.com
At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from young people (16-24 years) and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.