Westminster, Greater London
£24,000 - £26,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Purpose of job

Compliance department ensures the Party’s compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (PPERA) by completing and delivering accurate and timely reports to the Electoral Commission.    


This is an exciting time to join the Liberal Democrats and to be working in British politics. We are working towards the largest set of elections outside a general election with mayoral, local authority, Police & Crime Commissioner, Scottish Parliament and Synod elections on thursday 6th May 2021.      

Key Responsibilities                

  1. Statutory Reports on donations and loans for the whole party every quarter to the Electoral Commission

  2. Supporting the statutory submission of accounts over £25k and over £250k each year to the Electoral Commission

  3. Statutory Reports on Party Campaign expending

  4. Supporting the delivery of training to accounting units

  5. Supporting the work of the Compliance Clinic

  6. Assisting Accounting Units with financial controls

  7. Maintaining the Party’s Registration documents with the Electoral Commission.

  8. Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Head of Compliance.            


Essential Skills and Experience                

  1. Good analytical skills 

  2. Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

  3. A clear, detailed, logical approach with excellent record keeping

  4. Experience of dealing with the public and statutory bodies

  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  6. Great attention to detail with the flexibility to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  7. Effective organisation and prioritising and administrative skill

  8. Be a strong team player with a flexible, pragmatic and collaborative approach to work

  9. Good MS Office skills, MS Excel skills in particular

  10. Sympathy with the aims and values of the Liberal Democrats                    

Desirable Skills and Experience

  1. Electoral Law knowledge

  2. A desire to develop a career within Compliance

  3. Experience of working with volunteers

  4. Experience of delivering training 

  5. Understanding of the structure of a Political Party


For questions and further details, and to submit an application, please attach:

  1. A copy of your CV; including complete work history 

  2. A Covering Letter; no more than 2 pages of A4 in length, indicating clearly how your experience and skills meet the criteria stated in the job and person specification. Please also write your name on top of your supporting statement.        

Closing date: 30th April 2021

Interviews will be conducted w/c 15th February 2021    

Please note: We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.                

Please let us have details of your current salary and two referees including one from your current employer – if you would prefer us not to contact them until a later stage of the selection process, please let us know.

We will notify all applicants when the process is complete.

The Liberal Democrats are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff. 

Refreshed on: 11 April 2021
Closed date: 11 May 2021
Job ref: Compliance Assistant
Tags: Training, Legal

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