View Vacancy -- Political Assistant – Liberal Democrat Group

Strategy, Policy & Governance

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.


  • 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.


About you

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.



Flexible working, 30 days + bank holidays, Excellent pension scheme, plus training opportunities.

Closing Date: 9th December 2020

Full Time
Temporary / Fixed Term
Fixed Term Contract until May 2022.
For further information please contact the Haringey Hub:

This opportunity is closed to applications.