View Vacancy -- Political Assistant - Labour Group

Strategy, Policy & Governance

Job Title:      Political Assistant – Labour Group                 

Grade:           PO2                           


Closing Date:          28 May 2018


About the role

Haringey Council's Labour group is seeking a Political Assistant to support the majority group councillors, the executive and council leadership.

We are seeking a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a range of priorities .The successful candidate will provide support to a large group of councillors across a range of topics, from policy briefings, administrative support to external communications and forward planning.



About you

The candidate will need to be a proactive, forward thinking individual who has:

  • The ability to communicate effectively across all platforms, including orally, through online platforms and in writing with a wide range of people including councillors, citizens, senior colleagues, partners and MPs.
  • An interest in and commitment to the political agenda of the local authority's majority group.
  • An understanding of the challenges facing local government and a commitment to supporting councillors to get the best for local people.

If you feel you meet the above requirements and have good knowledge of local government and its political structures, then we would like to hear from you.


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.

As set out in the attached Job Description
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Full Time
Temporary / Fixed Term
4 Year fixed term contract
For further information please contact the Haringey Hub:

This opportunity is closed to applications.