Liberal Democrats

Policy Adviser to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Full Job Description

Job Title:               Policy Adviser to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Responsible to:     Leader’s Head of Office

Salary:                   £35-45,000 per annum

Benefit:                 8% Employer’s Pension Contribution  

Tenure:                  Permanent,  with standard six month probation period

Hours:                   Full time 40 hours per week

Location:               Westminster, London

Closing Date:         Tuesday, 29th of October

Purpose of the job

To be the leader’s key policy adviser, drawing on the resources both within and outside the party to ensure that when it comes to policy the leader is informed, innovative and engaged.  This is a party leader who is committed to the party being the best it can be in policy development to meet the significant challenges in the world today.  You will be excited by the prospect of providing detail, debate, creativity and challenging thinking to a dynamic ambitious party leader.

It is recommended that you read the full job description before applying for this role.

For questions and further details, and to submit an application, please contact:

Please apply by email attaching:

  • A copy of your CV; including complete work history
  • A Covering Letter; no more than 2 pages of A4 in length, indicating clearly how your experience and skills meet the criteria stated in the job and person specification. Please also write your name on top of your supporting statement.
  • A completed diversity monitoring form 

Interview dates: Interviews will take place in the w/c 28th October 2019 (if a General Election is called in this period, this post may be put on hold)

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.

Please let us have details of your current salary and two referees including one from your current employer – if you would prefer us not to contact them until a later stage of the selection process, please let us know.

We will notify all applicants when the process is complete.

Please note:  We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.

The Liberal Democrats are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff.

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