Policy Intern to the Mayor opportunity (Communications and Engagement)

If you like a challenge and variety, no two days are likely to be the same in this busy role in a fast paced political office. We are recruiting two interns to join our dynamic team this summer for 3 months. The successful candidates will support the work of the Mayor’s policy team – one with a focus on policy briefings and research, the other focused on communications and engagement. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in politics to work at the heart of city governance. This advert is for the Policy Intern to the Mayor which focuses on communications and engagement.

Directorate – Resources
Job Type – Democratic & Electoral, Other
Working Hours – Full Time
Employment Type –  fixed term, 3 months
Location – City Hall, College Green, BS1 5TW
Salary – £8.45 per hour
DBS – Not Applicable
Closing Date – 22/04/2018
Ref No – 2339


In the Mayor’s Office 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 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.  We are excited to be recruiting for two interns to join us this summer – we are looking for someone who has a real passion for politics and a positive can-do attitude.

No two days are the same in this varied role. You will be providing support to the Mayor and Cabinet via our Policy Advisors. You will be helping the Mayor to grow his social media channels and to write blog posts about his views, work and policy direction. In addition you will support mayoral events and his engagement with businesses, communities and schools.

In order to succeed in this position, you will have strong verbal and written skills and an ability to quickly grasp the Mayor’s and Cabinet’s needs and consider practical solutions. With a creative flair and strong visual sense you will combine this will a good knowledge of the Mayor’s aims and priorities to support the Mayor’s communications. This will require you to be confident at drafting social media content.

To really hit the ground running, it would be ideal if you had a good knowledge of the city’s political landscape and/or local authorities and an understanding of the Mayor’s priorities is key. You will have excellent writing skills and a strong understanding of social media and blogging. You will take a flexible and enthusiastic approach to your work and it goes without saying that you’ll also need to be a team player – we work together to create a calm yet dynamic environment.

If you think you could be the perfect addition to our team we’d love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Policy Advisor to the Mayor, Ellie Milone on 0117 90 37585 or ellie.milone@bristol.gov.uk  

Appointment will be by interview and practical assessment. Interview dates to be confirmed.