Date Added: 26 November 2020
: 9 December 2020
Job Title: Political Assistant – Liberal Democrat Group
Working For: Haringey Council
Salary: £34,884 to £34, 986.
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 a unique role 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.
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 will also need to have good IT skills and have proficiency in Microsoft Office applications as well as a good understanding of video conferencing applications to manage virtual group meetings.
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 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: 9 December 2020
Interview on 18th of December and start date mid January 2021