Gove to hire two speechwriters on £42k each

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The Department for Education is hiring while other departments lose staff

Following on from rumours of a cull in special advisers, it seems that one department is going against the tide.

The Department for Education is recruiting two new speechwriters on around £42k each. 

The job advert notes: "Based in Communications Group, the team is responsible for researching, writing and editing ministerial speeches." It is not clear whether the speechwriters will be working directly with the secretary of state.

It is especially interesting as education secretary Michael Gove appears to have got around the civil service recruitment freeze for these two positions.

Watch to see who ends up in the job – especially as other departments, like BIS, cut speechwriter positions. 

Tags: Department for Education, Michael Gove, Speechwriter

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