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Political Group Officer - Labour Group

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: F&G/22/200386
  • Published: Wed 15/06/2022, 14:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 14/07/2022, 14:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, contract: ends 30 May 2026
  • Salary: Grade: PO2-PO4, £35,496 - £44,628
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waltham Forest

We are looking for a capable, enthusiastic and experienced individual to support the work of the Labour Group within Waltham Forest, to assist Group Officers in discharging their functions as Members of the Council in respect of Group business, and plan and manage the heavy workload of the Group Office.

You will be central to the smooth running of the Labour Group Office and will work closely with the Leader and Cabinet. You will support the Group to deliver its manifesto commitments and wider policy aims. You will build relationships both internally and with other bodies including local, regional and national government organisations.

You will be responsible for research, analysis, briefings and providing a comprehensive media and social media service to the group. You will also prepare speeches, amendments and questions for council meetings.

About you:

  • Experience of delivering genuine impact in a public affairs and campaigning environment
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills with sound judgment and self-motivation
  • Proven ability to proactively build relationships and networks
  • Able to multi-task and deal with rapidly changing priorities
  • Experience of Labour party politics and/or local government

Good interpersonal and IT skills are essential, as is discretion in handling confidential matters, along with an ability to multi-task and deal with rapidly changing priorities.  This role is certainly fast-paced and challenging, and you will need to be a hard-working and reliable team player who can handle a pressurised environment in a composed and responsive manner.

This position is fixed term for the lifetime of the administration and will end no later than the date of the Annual General Meeting in May 2026.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ian Buckle on ian.buckle@walthamforest.gov.uk

Interviews will be taking place in the week commencing 18 July 2022.

Downloads

  • Safer Recruitment Statement
  • Equal Opportunities Policy Statement and Equality Act 2010 guidance
  • Role Profile

How to Apply

Application Information

 

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative.

 

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: F&G/22/200386
  • Published: Wed 15/06/2022, 14:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 14/07/2022, 14:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, contract: ends 30 May 2026
  • Salary: Grade: PO2-PO4, £35,496 - £44,628
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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