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Opposition Assistant

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SC03928
  • Published: Wed 28/10/2020, 11:23 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/12/2020, 11:23 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours/week
  • Salary: £30618 - £34689 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London Bridge, Southwark

The role

Do you have political or local government experience?
Would you welcome the opportunity to work in a political environment, and to provide excellent research and administrative support to the Liberal Democrat opposition of the Council?
Providing research, administrative and policy support to the opposition group, including the Majority Opposition Group Leader and the shadow spokespeople, you will draft and present reports and briefs for Liberal Democrat councillors, plan agendas, undertake projects on behalf of the opposition, attend and minute high level meetings and liaise with outside bodies.
Working alongside the Political Assistant to the Liberal Democrat group, you will support opposition councillors fulfil their roles in scrutiny, Council Assembly, community forums and other key meetings.
You will be knowledgeable about the functions of a local authority, aware of the roles of councillors and able to work in a politically sensitive environment.
Equally importantly, you will bring considerable initiative in order to support the opposition to undertake their role, and will display a very organised and self-motivated approach, backed by a high level of IT literacy and a sensitive approach to managing confidential information.
Finally, you will need to be able to understand the diverse needs of the opposition and to balance individual councillors' demands and expectations.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants: Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus.

During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link. Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: Sunday 08 November 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 18 October 2020

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  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SC03928
  • Published: Wed 28/10/2020, 11:23 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/12/2020, 11:23 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours/week
  • Salary: £30618 - £34689 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London Bridge, Southwark

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