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Councillor CV Template + Tips and Download

By: Sobhan Mohmand, Editorial manager       Last updated: 13 Oct 2018

Tip: Use the Councillor CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Faith Hartley

16 Church Way
Hampshire
HL30 4NG
Mob: 079 4582 2135       Email: harleyf@live.co.uk

Personal profile statement

I am a hardworking, organised and motivated Councillor with a passion for politics, human rights and equality. I have an outgoing and friendly personality; I enjoy meeting new people and making a real difference in people’s lives. As an elected Councillor for the Warley ward in Sandwell, I am currently representing more than two thousand people at a local level, and I am currently working on a daily basis to address their needs, complaints and problems.

Achievements

  • I am currently Sandwell’s Youngest Elected Politician
  • Volunteered as a local Youth Mentor in the community
  • Competed in a debating competition and won

Education

2012 – 2015 BA Politics (Hons) University of Liverpool Grade achieved: 2:1

Relevant Modules:

  • Foundations in Politics
  • British and European Politics
  • Community engagement
  • Employability skills

2010 – 2012
Results: Law (A) Business Studies (B) Economics (A)
A Levels Newcastle Sixth Form College
2008 – 2010
Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including English (A*) and Mathematics (B)
GCSEs Benfield School Newcastle

Work experience

Sept 2015 – Present Councillor         Sandwell Council

Main duties performed:

  • Representing a Ward boundary of around two thousand constituents
  • Working with others to improve the safety and quality of life of residents
  • Liaising with local officers to tackle issues affecting the community, such as housing, social services, schools, the environment and transport
  • Paying attention to the needs of vulnerable members of our community
  • Dealing with residents, companies and other partners of the Council
  • Dealing with resident casework, public enquiries and solving their problems
  • Writing letters to support constituents’ needs
  • Visiting residents on request and acting upon their requests and demands
  • Chairing focus group meetings between Council representatives and the public
  • Facilitating meetings between officials and residents
  • Supporting and attending local events and holding monthly surgeries for residents
  • Voting on key political decisions
  • Assisting with applications for grants and other forms of funding and investment
  • Producing leaflets, updating social media accounts and sending emails

Feb 2013 – Sept 2014 Parliamentary Placement Scheme           UK Parliament

Main duties performed:

  • Conducting parliamentary research
  • Writing reports and notes during meetings with government officials
  • Assisting the administrative team with running the parliament
  • Performing general admin duties; photocopying, printing and filing

Feb 2010 – Sept 2012 Customer Service Assistant           New Look

Main duties performed:

  • Dealing with customer enquiries, complaints and general feedback
  • Providing excellent customer service at all times and to all customers
  • Trained to work on the tills and handling payments, including refunds

Qualifications

  • Full, clean driving license with own method of transport
  • NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service
  • Level 2 ECDL certificate in IT

Skills

  • Proactive individual with extremely high personal standards in all areas
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and worked within a multi-cultural environment working with people of all ages and with different skill sets
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and under one’s own initiative
  • Computer literate with experienced use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Hobbies and interests

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing and spending time with my family. I also volunteer regularly as a youth mentor, working with children in local schools.

References

Mr Lewis Barnes
Academic, University of Liverpool
Address: 6 Thomas Rd, Chester, BP94 1EL
Tel: 0723 4752 5674
Email: barnes.l@live.co.uk
Mrs Ruby Wilkinson
Manager, New Look
Address: 12 Wood Rd, Suffolk, PD32 5YN
Tel: 0780 5424 9973
Email: rubywilkinson@gmail.com

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Tips

  • Communication skills: As a Councillor, you will be constantly communicating with a variety of people on a daily basis, including council staff, fellow politicians, business representatives and the general public. It is vital that your CV clearly demonstrates that, besides having a good understanding of politics, you also have the natural ability to engage and communicate with people from all backgrounds, ages and levels of seniority.

Good Luck!

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OVERVIEW

  • SALARY RANGE
    Varied, N/A
  • ENTRY
    Must be elected
  • WORKING HOURS
    Flexible

Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills
    Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate and interact with others
  • Organisational Skills
    Excellent organisation skills to balance a heavy workload
  • Problem-solving
    To identify and solve people’s problems in the community
  • Diplomacy
    Using appropriate techniques to move others to action or to gain agreements
  • Public Speaking
    Ability to speak in front of a large audience in a clear and audible fashion
  • Listening Skills
    Ability to effectively listen to constituents’ concerns and complaints

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