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Head of Labour Group Office & Leader's Adviser

P06, £47,274 - £50,184 p.a

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Political Support
P06, £47,274 - £50,184 p.a
Full Time, 35 hours per week
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Islington Town Hall, Upper Street
P06, £47,274 - £50,184 p.a
05/01/2020 23:59
Interview date

Islington Council is looking for a politically astute problem-solver who shares the values of the Labour Party to support the Council's political administration to continue to innovate and lead by example in its work to help make Islington a fairer place for all.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with extensive experience of supporting elected representatives and/or senior decision-makers, who has a solid knowledge of key policy issues affecting local government and Islington residents and who has a strong understanding of what makes effective communications.

Working directly to the Leader of the Council, Council Executive and Labour Group Councillors, this post offers the right candidate the chance to help shape Council policy, affect change both locally and on national issues and play a central role in the operation of a pioneering local authority.

You must be flexible in your approach, be able to work with elected representatives and senior Council officers and have a strong commitment to equality, diversity and fairness.

The post holder is responsible for the management of two members of staff, therefore previous line management experience is welcomed (but not essential). The post holder is also responsible for supporting the administration of the Labour Group and its meetings, so awareness of internal Labour Party structures and procedures would be welcomed.

A friendly and positive personality is essential, as well as a problem-solving attitude and the ability to respect confidentiality.

If you have excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, are able to build good relations with a variety of people, take the initiative and can work as part of a team, we want to hear from you.

Closing date: Sunday 5th January 2020 at 23:59

Proposed Interview date: Tuesday 21st January 2020

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Philippa Green, Democratic Services Manager on 0207 527 3184, or email



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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Philippa Green
Democratic Services Manager
Tel: 0207 527 3184


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