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Reference: 65993

Date Added: 15 May 2018
Closing Date: 18 May 2018

Job Title: Political Assistant - Liberal Democrat Group

Working For: London Borough of Haringey

Location: London

Salary: £33,282 - £34,986

Job Details

About the role

An opportunity has arisen to support the Council’s Opposition Group as it holds the Council’s executive to account. The Group Assistant is unique in the Council, in that it directly supports the Liberal Democrat group by undertaking research and suggesting questions, drafting media releases and supporting the Group’s meetings and Councillors’ participation in meetings of the Council and committees.

The job is offered as a four year fixed term contract.

About you

You will be a strong self-starter, able to work alone, with a good understanding of local government and current issues in Haringey. You should be able to give sound, clear advice on complex issues with a high degree of political sensitivity. You should be able to act at pace and work effectively with elected members, senior officers within the Council and external stakeholders.

You should be a member of the Liberal Democrat party, and must not be a member of any other party.

Other Requirements / How to apply

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.

This post is mainly based in Wood Green, and will entail regular attendance at evening meetings, for which time off is given or overtime payable.

Assistants must work within the procedures contained in the Council’s Constitution and Officer Code of Conduct

The posts are subject to the limitations set by the Local Government (Assistants to Political Groups) (Remuneration) Order 2006.

Closing Date: 18 May 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interview dates Monday 21 / Tuesday 22 May.

Start date ASAP.

Application Details

You can apply using the Haringey Council Website

Website: http://www.haringey.gov.uk

Additional Notes