Job vacancy: Project Administrator for Citizens' Assembly on Brexit
31 May 2017
The UCL Constitution Unit is leading a new project to hold a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit. The Assembly will engage ordinary citizens in detailed deliberation on the form that Brexit should take. It will follow the broad model of past citizens' assemblies, such as those in Ontario and Ireland.
The project is led by the Constitution Unit's Deputy Director, Dr Alan Renwick, working alongside the Unit's Director, Professor Meg Russell, Professor Graham Smith (University of Westminster), Professor Will Jennings (University of Southampton) and the Electoral Reform Society. This team previously participated in the Democracy Matters project, which ran two pilot citizens' assemblies on local devolution, in Sheffield and Southampton in 2015.
To help deliver the project, we are seeking a Project Administrator, who will work closely with other team members to help deliver the Citizens' Assembly. Tasks will include managing the recruitment of additional staff members, coordinating liaison with Assembly members once they have been recruited, liaising with the venue at which the Assembly's meetings will take place and helping to manage project finances.
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and personable individual with relevant administrative experience who is interested in politics and who is able to work flexible hours over the duration of the project.
The post is available from 1 July 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for six months. The Citizens' Assembly is due to meet in September. Full details of the post, including details of the variable hours over the duration of the project, are available in the job advertisement and associated job description below, as well as further details on the project.