Wealden District Council

Job Vacancy:Graduate Trainee

Job Information


£19,833 to £22,041 p.a

Contract Type:

Full Time, 1 year fixed term


37 per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


Looking for a career in Local government - this post presents an exciting opportunity to work right at the heart of an ambitious and forward-looking Council, proud of its reputation as the best place to live in the south east.

As a member of our Policy team you will undertake research projects to support the development, implementation and review of a range of strategies and policies across the Council. The Policy team deals with partnership working, public and media relations and policy development across the broad spectrum of District Council work and this post will give you an opportunity to undertake project work with different Service areas in support of corporate policy development and activity. You will also be required to make presentations, draft reports and executive summaries for the Chief Executive and Directors, deal with enquiries by phone, e-mail and letter and provide general executive assistant support as and when required. 

You will have a relevant degree in Economics, Business Studies, Politics or a similar qualification with some experience of dealing with customers and members of the public.  You will need to be an excellent and effective communicator, confident acting on your own initiative and as part of a team, and be able to stay calm under pressure. You must be committed to providing excellent customer care and have advanced ICT skills. You will also need to be flexible, be able to prioritise and have use of a car or an alternative means of transport for occasional travel. 

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime  and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are flexible about start dates but envisage a contract commencing in the summer or early autumn.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

28 February 2017

Interview Date:

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX