The Parliamentary Adviser Unit (PAU) is a dynamic, exciting and fast paced team of six Parliamentary Advisers working to support and promote the efforts of Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians in both the House of Commons and House of Lords.
The PAU covers the work of Government departments with each Parliamentary Adviser responsible for leading in key policy areas of strategic importance to the Parliamentary Liberal Democrats. PAU Advisers work closely with the Party Leader, his staff, and Spokespeople to offer advice on policy and communications in their respective areas.
Each adviser will build relationships with relevant external advocacy and campaign groups to help further the aims and political objectives of the Liberal Democrats, and will identify and engage with other key external stakeholders and the media.
Working with the Leaders, Spokespeople and Chief Whips of both Houses, the post holders will support the design and delivery of key parliamentary campaigns, which promote the ideals and aims of the Liberal Democrats in Westminster. As such a detailed understanding of how Parliament works is essential.
We are currently advertising for three Parliamentary Advisers to work in the team.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with Hazel Grove Constituency Liberal Democrats as a key part of their campaign team.
This is a challenging position, offering the opportunity to gain experience and training in a busy target seat, with sitting Lib Dem Councillors and a strong Lib Dem presence linked to a good track record of election success. We have elections every year for Stockport Council and the constituency is also part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Closing Date: 5th March 2018
This is a senior administrative position at the ‘nerve centre’ of Liberal Democrat HQ and filling it effectively will be essential to our preparations for future campaigns and elections.
The post-holder will manage the CEO’s correspondence, e-mails, diary and meetings, papers and briefings, look after their guests and professional relationships, and provide executive assistance carrying out management functions across the party.
They will provide administrative support to the party’s senior management team, coordinating their meetings, facilitating business management projects and supporting the wider work of LDHQ.
They will also fulfil a part-time role within the party’s HR team, administering specific parts of the organisation’s HR function.
Closing Date: 5th March 2018
The Liberal Democrats are seeking a superbly organised project manager to undertake initial planning, detailed development, and ultimately to manage the delivery and execution of, our overarching operational plan for the party’s General Election campaign – whenever it might be called.
This position is at the administrative nerve-centre of Liberal Democrat HQ, reporting directly to the Chief Executive and liaising closely with LDHQ Directors, the Chair of Campaigns and the party Leader.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in complex project management, personal experience of campaigning, and an understanding of the nature of a national election campaign. A strong knowledge and experience of working inside the Liberal Democrats will be a critical advantage.
The role will suit a candidate with strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills, determination and resilience, and who has shown an ability to work with teams including both paid staff and volunteers.
A commitment to the Liberal Democrats and hunger to restore our electoral fortunes is absolutely vital.
Job title Database Administrator (Connect & NationBuilder)
Closing Date: Friday 9th March
Role Summary: A rare opportunity for an experienced database administrator to work at the cutting edge of data-driven political campaigning, helping manage the party’s campaign data and its critical databases.
Salary: £26,000 - £32,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Benefit: 8% Employer’s Pension Contribution
Hours: 40 Hours per week
Location: Scottish Lib Dems HQ, Edinburgh (home or London based will be considered)
Job title Northern Campaigns Officer
Closing Date 23rd February 2018
Role Summary An exciting opportunity for an experienced and driven campaigner to grow Lib Dem capacity and campaigning strength across the north of England and deliver extra success in the May 2018 local elections.
Salary £24,000 - £28,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Tenure 12 weeks
Hours 40 hours per week
Location Based in the North of England
You are advised to read a full job description before applying for this role.
Job title: Fundraising & Events Assistant
Closing Date: 2nd March
This is a key role providing high quality administrative and events support to the Liberal Democrats Fundraising Team. The Liberal Democrats is a dynamic organisation that is looking to build on its growth from 2017 and rise to the challenges ahead.
The Fundraising team are integral to this growth and this job is an exciting opportunity to develop a whole range of skillsets and work across all aspects of the Liberal Democrats.
The roles are to help local Lib Dem campaigners build sustainable and deliverable campaign plans and help them acquire the skills and resources to implement these plans.
The roles are also to support campaigning and development in seats.
The role in Hants and Wight is just 11.5hours a week, but the role in Bucks/Berks/Oxon is a full-time role as it involved two and a half days a week working for the Reading, Aylesbury and Witney Local Parties.
Reporting to the Director for People, the Head of Membership & Engagement will review the party’s membership portfolio, data and behaviours of members, benchmarking against other membership organisations to identify successful models, brands and innovative ideas in order to recruit and deliver new, diverse members to the continue to grow the party beyond its 100,000 record membership levels.
The successful candidate will recommend and develop new strategies to engage with and grow the membership and corresponding income streams to support the party’s objectives.
They will also take a hands-on role to drive a better member experience through engagement and two-way communication across all channels to maximise the opportunities to build a better Liberal Democrat Party of the future.
Closing date: Monday 19th Feb 2018.