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Starting at £43,326 p.a. (grade 7)
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Job location
Wakefield. Regional office
Unspecified hours. Permanent 
About this Role

A vacancy has arisen for a Political Officer to join the GMB's Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Region.  The post-holder will report directly to the Regional Secretary and will work collaboratively with GMB’s wider Political team in advancing the union’s industrial aims through effective organisation at local government and constituency levels.

The successful candidate will possess strong knowledge of the industrial relations landscape, the structures and organisation of local government, the Labour Party and trade unions, and will be able to build relationships in these areas to advance the union’s objectives. Other key responsibilities for the role will include working closely with both GMB Councillors and local CLP’s, supporting the region to deliver on GMB strategy and co-ordinating GMB political activity within the constituency Labour Parties.

You’ll need to possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills, the ability to work flexibly and autonomously, and will also have responsibilities for some GMB and wider movement campaigns within the region, including liaising with the Regional TUC.

Further information

Information about the role 

  • The successful post-holder will be expected to attend regional and/or national meetings/events
  • The hours of work for this post are designated as ‘unspecified’, and there will be a requirement for the successful candidate to work some unsocial hours, which may include some weekend or evening work, when required by the role. 

TO APPLY: If you’d like to apply, please request an application pack from Maria Ford, PA to the Regional Secretary:

Please note: late or incomplete applications will not be considered, so please ensure you have completed all sections of the application form (including referee details) and submitted no later than the specified deadline.  

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