Date Added: 29 November 2016
: 2 January 2017
Job Title: Political Assistant to the Labour Group
Working For: London Borough of Brent
Salary: £33,660 - £36,558 PA
The Labour Group is looking for experience in working – paid or unpaid – in a political environment, a professional approach with the organisational skills to deal with shifting priorities. You will need to demonstrate your awareness of new legislation and political developments (local, regional and national) with particular reference to the Labour Party.
This post is politically restricted and will be offered in line with current legislation governing Political Assistant Posts. This is a temporary role to May 2018.
As the Group’s Political Assistant you will be carrying out a range of interesting duties including:
•undertaking political research in Council matters
•assisting with the composition and issuing of press releases
•attending Labour Group meetings to provide information and advice to Council Members
•liaising with Members of Parliament and Officers of the Council
Ideally, you will be a member of the Labour Party and have:
•experience of dealing with public bodies or political organisations
•a good knowledge of Council political structure and public affairs
•good interpersonal skills and organisational skills
•good computer skills including word processing, spread sheets, database and desk top publishing
•the ability to work under pressure as part of a team as well as use your own initiative
Closing Date: 2 January 2017
Assessment and interview date: w/c 9 January 2016.