Communications Officer - London Assembly - Labour

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  • Salary: £34,636 per annum
  • Grade: 6
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Reference: LAB001
  • Interview date: Week Commencing 04 October 2021
  • Application closing date: Monday 27 September 2021 at 23:59 GMT

Whether advising on a local constituency news issue or supporting the Senior Press Officer on a big regional story, you will play a pivotal role in meeting the media needs of the 11 Labour Assembly Members.

With an active knowledge of the issues facing London, you will be poised to respond swiftly to emerging issues. Working within a small and busy communications team you will draft proactive and reactive press releases, comment pieces, and letters to editor, to advance the political narrative of the Labour Group.

With your role particularly focused on local press, you will work closely with colleagues to deliver a comprehensive local media strategy, tailored to the needs of individual Assembly Members and their constituencies. As a custodian of the Labour Group’s positive public profile, you will act as a first point of contact for journalists, responding to comment and interview requests in a timely and professional manner.

This role will initially be based at City Hall. The Mayor has announced that City Hall will be relocating from More London (London Bridge) to the Crystal Building in the Royal Docks. These roles will be based at The Crystal Building (from January 2022). Further information on the relocation announcement, can be found here.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role, please contact Alison.orlandi@london.gov.uk, or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glarecruitment@engageats.gov.uk quoting reference LAB001.

Application closing date:  Monday 27 September 2021 at 23:59 GMT Interviews will take place at City Hall on: Week Commencing 04 October 2021

 

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