Date Added: 1 September 2023
: 19 September 2023
Job Title: Political Assistant to the Labour Group
Working For: Brent Council Labour Group
Salary: £42,795 - £45,834
Length of Contract: Fixed until May 2026
Are you passionate about people, politics and policymaking?
At the May 2022 local elections, 49 Labour Party councillors were elected to Brent Council with a mandate to transform Brent and support residents during the cost-of-living crisis.
Brent’s Cabinet is already setting new records on representation and the Cabinet are pursuing a far-reaching agenda to make Brent ready for the future.
You will be working in a borough which personifies the very best of London.
We are recruiting for a Political Assistant to support the Labour Group.
Act as first point of contact for the Labour Group, supporting them to discharge their functions in respect of Labour Group business and ensuring effective communications between Labour Group Members and the local, regional and national Labour Party.
Lead on the work programme for Labour Group meetings; providing administrative support and advice to the Group and governance advice to the Labour Group leadership.
Work closely with the Head of the Leader’s Office and Labour Group Officers to research, evaluate and analyse issues which are of interest, relevance and importance to members of the Labour Group.
Draft press releases and undertake media liaison on behalf of the Labour Group as required, supporting the Labour Group in communicating their activities to residents.
The ideal candidate will be an outstanding political advisor, with excellent organisation and interpersonal skills and the confidence to manage competing demands.
Experience is valuable and desirable, but we know that not everyone will have previously worked in a political environment. We welcome applications from anyone with a professional approach, an interest in public policy and the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
You must be highly organised with a keen eye for detail. You will need to be able to navigate through and negotiate through situations which are complex and sensitive.
You will need to demonstrate that you understand what local government in London does, the aims of the Brent Labour Group; and how all of this sits within a political, financial, and legislative context.
This post is politically restricted.
If you would like an informal conversation about what role entails, please contact Natalie.Zara@brent.gov.uk.
Closing Date: 19 September 2023
The deadline for applications is 5pm
Interviews are expected to be held in-person at Brent Civic Centre on Thursday 28 September.
The start date will be asap, depending on the lenght of notice of the successful candidate.
Please see the Brent Council website for application details: