Political Assistant to the Labour Group
Employer: Brent Council
- Reference: 1700352
- Published on: Fri 16/06/2017 14:15 PM
- Closing on: Sun 09/07/2017 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Temporary
- Hours: 36 hours per week.
- Salary: £34,338
- DBS Check: Yes
- Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ
Salary range: £34,338 p.a. inc.
Contract: Fixed term (Until 31/05/2018)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
This is an exciting, high profile opportunity to work at the cutting edge of local government for an innovative local authority.
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Labour Group is looking for experience in working – paid or unpaid – in a political environment, a professional approach with the organisational skills to deal with shifting priorities. You will need to demonstrate your awareness of new legislation and political developments (local, regional and national) with particular reference to the Labour Party.
This post is politically restricted and will be offered in line with current legislation governing Political Assistant Posts. This is a temporary role to 31 May 2018.
As the Group’s Political Assistant you will be carrying out a range of interesting duties including:
undertaking political research in Council matters
assisting with the composition and issuing of press releases
attending Labour Group meetings to provide information and advice to Council Members
liaising with Members of Parliament and Officers of the Council
Ideally, you will be a member of the Labour Party and have:
experience of dealing with public bodies or political organisations
a good knowledge of Council political structure and public affairs
good interpersonal skills and organisational skills
good computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, database and desk top publishing, and
he ability to work under pressure as part of a team as well as use your own initiative
We would like to hear from you.
Closing Date: 9 July 2017 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: Tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.