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Reference: 62050

Date Added: 4 August 2017
Closing Date: 1 September 2017

Job Title: Political Assistant - Conservative Group

Working For: Local Government Association

Location: London

Salary: £29,424 PA including London weighting

Job Details

About us
The Local Government Association represents local government in England and Wales. The LGA aims to set the political agenda and have a say in the national media on the issues that matter to council members.

The LGA Conservative Group, as one of the political group offices at the LGA, represents Conservative councillors, providing a strong voice within the cross-party LGA and with the Conservative Party at Westminster.

The role
The Conservative Group Office consists of a small team of four who provide wide-ranging and active support to Conservative councillors.

We:
• Support the Conservative Group Lead Members and Conservative councillors on boards and in roles at the LGA
• Work to create and maintain strong relations with the Parliamentary Conservative Party
• Arrange events, meetings and seminars for councillors across the country
• Send regular communications to Conservative councillors

The requirements
You will be working within a small team of four and will be used to being the first point of contact with enquiries and will be expected to prioritise your workload accordingly.

In the fast paced, ever changing world of local government, we are looking for someone who has a flexible approach to work and can adapt to meet changing work requirements.

It goes without saying that you will have real political sensitivity and the ability to work with discretion and confidentiality. A clear understanding and empathy of the aims and objectives of the Conservative Party is a must. An understanding of local and central government is desirable.

We are looking for a dynamic, self starter who can provide support both at a political and administrative level, with excellent oral and written skills.

The LGA is currently based in Layden House, Farringdon (zone 1), but will be moving back to 18 Smith Square, Westminster once refurbishment is complete in Autumn 2017.

The LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community

Closing Date: 1 September 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview Dates: 27/28 September 2017.

Application Details

For further information and to apply online please visit https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/lga/displayjob.aspx?jobid=423.

Website: https://www.local.gov.uk/

Additional Notes

8 August 2017: this ad has been removed before the closing date as enough applications have now been received.