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Reference: 40569

Date Added: 6 June 2013
Closing Date: 26 June 2013

Job Title: Political Assistant to Labour Group

Working For: Leicestershire County Council

Location: Leicester

Salary: £29,295 to £31,629 PA (Grade 11)

Job Details

Part of the Democratic Services Section, you will research, evaluate and analyse issues of interest to the Labour Group. You will be required to prepare reports and briefing notes on national, regional, local and European topics and support Labour group members in their capacity as county councillors. You will also be required to attend and administer Labour Group meetings and brief Members on Cabinet reports.

Ideally with a degree or equivalent qualification, you will have experience of conducting research and analysing and presenting the results. Either a member of or willing to join the Labour Party, you will share the Labour Party’s aims and objectives. In addition you should have an understanding of the role, function and responsibilities of a local government authority.  To discuss any details you may contact the Group Leader, Cllr Max Hunt.

NB: This post is subject to a restriction under Section 9 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, which provides that the employment of the potholder must terminate before the day in the appropriate year in which the Authority hold the meeting which they are required to hold pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 namely the annual meeting of the Council. The post must therefore remain a fixed term post by means of the above legal requirements as a genuine business objective. Therefore a specific Local Agreement has been drawn up to provide continuous service to the potholder, who may subsequently be re-engaged.

See www.eastmidlandsjobs.org.uk/default.aspx?page=search&module=jobs-userlist&mode=7&guid=859d1615-485a-4ce0-afb3-88da555518a5.

Closing Date: 26 June 2013

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: 15th July 2013.

Application Details

Submit an online application via Leics County Council's job portal at eastmidlandsjobs link www.eastmidlandsjobs.org.uk/default.aspx?page=search&module=jobs-userlist&mode=7&guid=859d1615-485a-4ce0-afb3-88da555518a5.  Candidates will need to register to do this.

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

Additional Notes