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Governance and Democracy Graduate Intern

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 18 months 

Closing date: 21 August 2022
Interview date: 06 and 08 September 2022 

For an informal discussion, please contact Georgina Seligmann - Governance and Democracy Manager on 01273 481583. 

Working in the Member Services Team to provide support and information to colleagues in an environment which includes frequent contact with elected councillors, council staff and members of the public. To ensure that colleagues are assisted to deliver services to councillors, service departments and the public and contribute to meeting team priorities, ensuring confidentiality and high standards of performance are maintained.

This role offers the postholder the opportunity to develop skills in governance and democracy and to work with different services in order to apply these skills. 

Our ambition is that this internship acts as the ideal platform from which the post holder can launch a future career in the public sector. This is an ideal opportunity to learn how each different Council department works, observe democracy in action and how political headlines translate into policies which impact upon the lives of local residents.

We will provide a comprehensive learning and development offer which will support the post holder to achieve:

  • An understanding of the challenges facing local government
  • A strong understanding of key local government areas of work and management
  • Enhanced personal effectiveness and ability to work in an environment with high levels of scrutiny and accountability  

At the end of the 18-month placement the successful candidate will have developed a range of skills as well as a unique insight into the variety of services provided by Local Government.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/212512/25899

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £20,853 to £21,695

  • Closing date
  • 21 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Governance Services

  • Contract type
  • Internship

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Apprenticeships and Trainee