Jobs board London Councils - Parliamentary Officer Parliamentary Officer (Politically Restricted post) Starting salary: £36,673 per annum Contract: Fixed term for 1 year with the potential to extend Ref: OOLC0827 We want to recruit a confident, friendly and highly-motivated parliamentary officer to join our communications team. You will have a background in parliamentary affairs with knowledge of, and a passion for, local government and public service reform. To work effectively for a cross-party organisation where all three major parties have a say, you will need the ability to implement a range of parliamentary lobbying and influencing techniques. This is an opportunity to work in a prominent London-wide role. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to London and its people. You will need to be a team player and be confident talking to colleagues and stakeholders at all levels. The job includes research and writing plus daily contact with London’s Parliamentarians and their staff, as well as a leading role in the Secretariat for the APPG for London. Members of this team are currently hybrid working, combining office and remote working, with an expectation to be in the office for team awaydays and organisation-wide events. London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that London’s boroughs have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. We also run a number of services on behalf of the boroughs including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge. Find out more about what it’s like to work for us at www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-we-are/vacancies/why-work-us For further information you can call the following people for an informal chat. Head of Media and Public Affairs, Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy – 020 7934 9842 Senior Media and Public Affairs Officer, Jack Graves – 020 7934 9970 To Apply Please click here to apply,this will take you through to the London Councils Careers page. Closing date for applications: 12 Noon, 15 August 2022. Interview date: Week commencing 29 August 2022. Please include in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation. London Councils is committed to equality of opportunities. As users of the disability confident symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post. You must have the right to work in the UK. London Councils is unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.