View Vacancy -- Liberal Democrat Group Political Assistant
Political Assistant to the Liberal Democrat Group
Closing Date: 18th January 2018
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 unique 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.
Due to statutory restrictions on the role, the post is Politically Restricted and is only available until 24 May. Following the election to the Council on 3 May, the post may be re-advertised on a four year contract.
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 should be a member of the Liberal Democrat party, and must not be a member of any other party.
Other Requirements / How to apply
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.
Fixed term contract to 24th May
Candidate should be a member of the Liberal Democrat party, and not a member of any other political party.