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Reference: 71854

Date Added: 11 July 2019
Closing Date: 29 July 2019

Job Title: Political Assistant (Liberal Democrats)

Working For: Southwark Council

Location: London

Salary: £32,532-£34,986 per annum

Job Details

Do you have some political or local government experience? Are you confident dealing with the press, and providing political advice to senior local politicians? Are you a member of the Liberal Democrat Party or do you share the party’s beliefs and values?

Providing research, political advice and support to the Majority Opposition Group Leader and the 14 Liberal Democrat councillors in Southwark, you will draft and present reports, provide high quality support, plan agendas, attend and minute meetings and liaise with outside bodies and the press on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group. You will build relationships with the local press and proactively ensure that the group's messages are developed and communicated widely. At the same time, you will ensure that key decisions from Group meetings are swiftly implemented and proactively identify issues of political interest, whilst supporting councillors with public speaking engagements and formal council questions and motions.

You will be knowledgeable about the functions of a local authority, and will be familiar with the roles of councillors and political party groups and will be able to work in a politically sensitive environment. Equally importantly, you will bring considerable initiative in order to support the Majority Opposition Group to undertake their role, and will display a very organised and self-motivated approach, backed by a high level of IT literacy and a sensitive approach to managing confidential information. Finally, you will need to be able to understand the diverse needs of the Liberal Democrat Group and to balance individual councillors’ demands and expectations.

This is a fixed term contract to 31 May 2022

Closing Date: 29 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Assessment and Interview: Tuesday 13 August 2019

Application Details

For further information and to apply please visit: https://www.jobsatsouthwark.co.uk/jobs/political-assistant-liberal-democrat-sc03265

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

Additional Notes

26th July 2019 - The logo has been updated.