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Reference: 60172

Date Added: 31 March 2017
Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Job Title: Mayor's Political Assistant

Working For: London Borough of Lewisham

Location: London

Salary: £30,840 - £34,986 PA

Job Details

Sir Steve Bullock, the directly elected Labour Mayor of Lewisham, is looking for a Political Assistant to support him directly during the final twelve months of his mayoralty.

It is a time of profound political uncertainty, with national and local decision makers grappling to respond to Brexit, the refugee crisis and the continuing financial pressures that local authorities face.

In Lewisham, the Mayor has already announced that he will be standing down at the next election in May 2018. His priority in his final twelve months will be to continue delivering his agenda in this complex environment and he would like to appoint a Political Assistant to work closely with him to support those goals.

We are looking for someone who is resilient and adaptable, with experience working in politics and government. They will have a detailed knowledge of the current issues facing local authorities in London and a proven record of providing advice and building relationships at a senior level.

The successful candidate should have outstanding communication skills, and be able to manage the Mayor’s social media profile, political media relations, and his website. They will also be comfortable working closely with the Cabinet, Labour Group, and local, regional and national Labour Party. Discretion and confidentiality is essential.

This post is temporary until May 2018. It is politically restricted and will be offered in line with current legislation governing Political Assistant Posts. Hours can be flexible for the right candidate.

Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held as soon as possible. The Council reserves the right to close adverts early and the right candidate could be appointed before the advertised closing date.

Application Details

To apply for the role, and for a full job description and person specification, please use the link:
https://jobs.lewisham.gov.uk/political-resources-regeneration-mayors-political-assistant-labour-party/14825.job.
For more information please email Sam Elliot on sam.elliot@lewisham.gov.uk.

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

Additional Notes

20 April 2017: the closing date of this advert has been extended.