Political Group Officer PO2-PO4
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: C&D/20/138085
  • Published: Thu 19/11/2020, 14:27 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 03/12/2020, 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,884- £40,869
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Political Group Officer PO2-PO4

Role: Group Officer, Labour Group, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Grade: PO2-PO4                Salary: £34,884- £40,869

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We are looking for a capable, enthusiastic and experienced individual to support the work of the Labour Group within Waltham Forest.

The role is 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 need to build and manage relationships and under the direction of Group Officers, proactively manage, plan and prioritise the work of the Group Office, noting the pressures of the unprecedented time we are in and how this will generally be virtual for the foreseeable future.  You will be responsible for research, analysis, briefings and providing a comprehensive media and social media service to the group as well as manifesto development.

You will also assist in the preparation of speeches, amendments and questions for Council meetings, and working across other local authorities, liaising with parliamentary staff, and national and regional local government bodies.

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.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Angela Cater (angela.cater@walthamforest.gov.uk)

Interview date TBC

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