- Policy and Research Officer (Liberal Democrat Group), UK
Salary: £40,887 - £43,734 per annum pro rata (17.5 hours per week)
We are looking for an experienced self starter to provide policy and research support to the newly elected Liberal Democrat Group of councillors in Merton. This is an exciting role working closely with the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and other Liberal Democrat councillors on a wide range of issues, in order to support them with the discharge of their multiple responsibilities. The role will include establishing and raising the profile of the Liberal Democrat Group office;developing and strengthening the community leadership role of the Liberal Democrat councillors; facilitating good communications in the media; and providing high level policy, management and administrative support to ensure a co-ordinated approach on issues relating to Merton Council.
Ideally with previous experience of working with politicians and senior managers, you will have excellent interpersonal, research and analysis, and (written and oral) communication skills, with strong political awareness, a ‘can do’ attitude, close attention to detail and the ability to manage staff. You must be an independent thinker who combines organisational flair with a flexible approach and calmness under pressure.
The post is based in the Civic Centre, London Road, Morden (Greater London) SM4 5DX (almost next to Morden Underground Station - Northern Line). Some evening work will be required, for which there will be time off in-lieu. The Council also operates a flexible hours policy.
Closing Date: 29 June 2018
Closing Time: 17:00 hrs
Interview Date: 12th July 2018
Please apply online via the link below or go to www.merton.gov.uk/jobs
Job posted on 13th June 2018
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