Current vacancies

Role: Political Advisor to the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson
Location: Westminster
Salary: Dependent on experience
Duration: Fixed term contract for the period that Tom Watson is the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Political Advisor to the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson.

The post holder will provide policy research, support and analysis in the given policy area to the Leader of the Labour Party and frontbench team, as part of the Policy directorate.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the policy brief, excellent organisational skills, experience of preparing written and verbal briefing materials and the ability to work proactively with a variety of stakeholders.

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To apply for this role, please complete an application form and send this to padtwvac@labour.org.uk by no later than 6th September 2016.

The Labour Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Role: Writer for the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Location: Westminster
Salary: £41,774.11 per annum, with an annual fixed sum allowance of £1003
Duration: Fixed term contract for the period that Tom Watson is the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.

The Labour Party is looking to recruit a writer to be based in the Deputy Leader’s Office. The post holder will be responsible for producing written copy to support the office of the Deputy Leader in a variety of forms, including written articles and speeches. Can you capture a political moment in words? Can you simplify complex arguments so that they are easily understood?

The successful candidate will have experience of writing speeches and other written materials for a variety of audiences, excellent organisational skills to ensure quick responses to requests, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work proactively with a variety of stakeholders.

To view a job description, click here.

To download an application form, click here.

To apply for this role, please complete an application form and send this to wtwvac@labour.org.uk by no later than 6th September 2016.

The Labour Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Role: Head of Policy and Research to the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Location: Westminster
Salary: Dependent on experience
Duration: Fixed term contract for two years


The Labour Party is looking to recruit a Head of Policy and Research to the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. The post holder will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of research and policy development within the deputy leader’s brief, and to manage the Deputy Leader’s research and policy team.

The successful candidate will have experience of delivering high quality political research, excellent organisational skills to ensure quick responses to requests, the ability to work proactively with a variety of stakeholders and excellent attention to detail.

To view a job description, click here.

To download an application form, click here.

To apply for this role, please complete an application form and send this to hoprtwvac@labour.org.uk by no later than 6th September 2016.

The Labour Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Role: Correspondence Assistant to the Deputy Leader
Based: Westminster
Salary: £24,522.53 with an annual fixed sum allowance of £369
Duration: Fixed term contract for two years

The Labour Party is looking to recruit a Correspondence Assistant to work in the Deputy Leader’s Office, and provide support to the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party’s Chief of Staff, including answering and logging incoming calls and managing the post and correspondence.

The successful candidate will have excellent administration skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work proactively with a range of stakeholders, and experience of dealing with correspondence.

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To download an application form, click here.

To apply for this role, please complete an application form and send this to dlavac@labour.org.uk by no later 6th September 2016.

The Labour Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Role: Lead Developer
Salary: £41,774.11 with an annual fixed sum allowance of £1003 per annum
Location: Head office, London
Duration: Fixed term contract until 31st May 2018

The Labour Party is seeking to recruit a Lead Developer to work in the Elections and Stakeholders team.

The post holder will be responsible for leading the detailed specification, development, maintenance, and documentation of software and reporting systems used to support the Party’s field operations, and working with others to support procurement and contract management of externally developed software.

The post holder will need a detailed understanding of the principles of software development, experience of analysing complex business requirements and specifying detailed business rules to implement them, experience of using PHP MVC frameworks in a production environment, and the ability to use both PHP and other programming languages to design and build applications and reporting systems hosted on servers running both Windows Server and Linux.

To view a job description, click here.

To download an application form, click here.

To apply for this post please complete an application form and send it to ldvac@labour.org.uk by no later than 5th September 2016.

The Labour Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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