Job Title: Standards Officer
Reports to: Head of HR & Compliance
Salary: Competitive + 8% employer’s pension contribution
Contract: Full time, permanent
Location: London HQ and Home based work
Purpose of the job
The Liberal Democrats are seeking a professional and well-organised Standards Officer to support and advise party officers responsible for overseeing standards and discipline, and for resolving complaints and disputes. The post-holder will deal with questions which may arise concerning the Liberal Democrats constitutions, internal rules and procedures.
The Standards Officer will support the recruitment and training of party members to perform designated functions including conciliation, mediation, arbitration, investigation and adjudication.
We are looking for someone with a strong intellect, independent mind, integrity, discretion and probity. Because of the need for absolute impartiality in supporting functions of this nature, the position will operate semi-independently from the usual chain of command within Lib Dem HQ.
The Liberal Democrats are entitled to two voting representatives on the Executive of Liberal International, the worldwide family of Liberal parties, whose headquarters are based in London. One position has been filled.
Candidates for the vacant position should have a strong interest in key areas of Liberal International's work (which includes Human Rights, Climate Justice, International Trade and Fighting Disinformation) as well as a solid understanding of Liberal Democrat policy priorities. Candidate applications will be assessed by the members of the Federal Board.
Typically there are two (daytime) meetings of the Executive each year as well as a session at the Liberal International Congress, which occurs approximately every 18 months. In normal times, these take place in different cities around the world (in 2019 they happened in Athens and Fes), only occasionally in London. Because of the current COVID-19 situation the next meeting will be a brief online administrative session of the Congress on the afternoon of 20 October. The next physical congress is likely to take place in Sofia next year.
Executive reps are currently responsible for the cost of their own travel, accommodation and registration fee, though that situation may change. Any member of the Party may apply. The successful candidates will serve a term that ends 31st December 2022.
The Liberal Democrats are committed to diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.
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 the Company Secretary:
Please apply before noon on the 10th of August 2021 by email attaching:
- A clear indication that you consent to be nominated
- The names of two voting members of the Federal Board (see Article 9.2 of the Federal Constitution) who have agreed to nominate you OR notice in your email that you are requesting the Company Secretary to present your application to voting members of the Federal Board for their consideration
- A written manifesto of up to 200 words, if you wish.
Job Title: St Albans Liberal Democrats Campaigns Manager
Hours of Work: Mon – Fri 35 hours per week with core hours 10:00 – 16:00. Requirement to work occasional evenings and weekends; flexibility during peak campaign periods is essential. Job share applications may be considered but full time is preferred.
Application deadline: 31/07/2021
Job Title: Political Adviser
Responsible to: Head of the Advisers Unit
Salary: Around £30,000 per Annum
Tenure: Permanent, with standard six-month probation period
Hours: 40 hours per week full-time. Part-time and flexible working considered
Location: Westminster, London. Homeworking considered
Closing: 10pm on Monday 23rd August
Working For: South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats
Location: Based at the South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats office, currently in Chipping Sodbury, but home working may be necessary and lone working for significant periods may be
Salary: £18,000 - £26,000 depending on experience
Reporting to: Chair, South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats
Contract: Fixed term until six weeks past the next UK General Election or South Gloucestershire elections, whichever comes later.
Job Title: Constituency Campaign Organiser (Chesham & Amersham)
Closing Date: 16th July 2021
Location: Chesham & Amersham Constituency
Salary: Between £22,000 - £24,000 per annum, depending on experience
(job share applications may be considered, but full time is preferred)
Contract: Fixed term until six weeks past the next UK General Election
Reporting to: Campaigns Manager (South Central)
Title: Parliamentary Support Officer
Responsible to: The Head of the Liberal Democrat Whips’ Office, House of Lords
Salary: Around £25,000
Tenure: This fixed term role may become permanent, (this is subject to available budgetary funding
Location: The Liberal Democrat Whips’ Office, House of Lords (pandemic permitting)
Community Liaison Officer for Jane Dodds MS
Salary range: £20,607 - £27,790 pro-rata (Band 3)
(5 point scale, appointment will only be above point 1 in exceptional circumstances)
Working hours: 22.2. Fixed term until 31 May 2022
Location: Llandrindod Wells, Powys
To provide the Member of the Senedd with administrative, constituency and publicity support ensuring that standards of confidentiality are maintained.