Hours: 40 hours per week
Closing Date: Midday, 12th July 2019
We are looking for a dynamic Campaigns Officer to lead on campaigns across Wiltshire. A key focus will be working with multiple stakeholders across the county to build on the local elections in 2017 ahead of our next local elections in 2021. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritise workload is essential. The post-holder will be expected to establish positive working relationships across a range of councillors, candidates and volunteers, as well as offering basic training and a strategic overview of county wide communications This role will require flexibility in hours, with regular evening and weekend working, for which time off in lieu will be available.
Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 per annum
Benefit: 8% Employer’s Pension Contribution
Responsible to: Chief Whip (House of Commons)
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Location: Liberal Democrat Whips' Office, House of Commons
Closing Date: Midday, Monday 24th June 2019
Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 1st July 2019
This is a vital post at the heart of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary organisation. We are seeking an experienced and able communicator to lead and manage the Liberal Democrat Commons Whips Office. They must have extensive working knowledge of the House of Commons and exceptional interpersonal skills.
The role will report directly to the Chief Whip and support them in their day-to-day activities, which alongside the Leader’s Office, includes the responsibility for the political management of the parliamentary party. The Head of the Whips’ Office will be responsible for ensuring that the parliamentary party provides appropriate support to the Leader of the Party and is properly represented in all House business.
The position will demand a high level of organisational skill, a capacity for negotiation and discretion, and an ability to get the best out of people. This will be derived from experience in parliamentary communications and working under pressure in a political environment.
The Head of the Whips’ Office also line manages the work of the Parliamentary Support Team (PST). The PST is an IPSA sponsored pooled staffing resource, which provides briefings to Parliamentarians in the Commons and Lords on topical issues and legislation.