Introduction from David Evans – General Secretary of the Labour Party

INTRODUCTION

 

Dear Candidate,

We are delighted you have expressed an interest in being part of the new independent complaints process that is being established by the Labour Party.

I want to outline why we are taking these important steps now to ensure independence is built into how we manage complaints.

In October 2020, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reported into Antisemitism in the Labour Party. The findings shocked us all. As a result, the Party was required, amongst other things, to set up an independent complaints process to oversee complaints of antisemitism and restore trust and confidence in the way the Labour Party handles complaints. We have decided to go further and introduce independent complaints bodies to deal with all complaints involving protected characteristics.

The new bodies will be established in December 2021 and will be fully operational early in 2022.

So today we are delighted to have this exciting opportunity to recruit qualified and experienced lawyers for both the Independent Review Board and the Independent Complaints Board.

If these opportunities appeal, you have the required skills and would like to be part of creating the most independent complaints process of any UK political party, we would like to hear from you.

For a confidential conversation with Thewlis Graham Associates who are managing the process, please contact Sarah Thewlis, Managing Director on 0207 850 4781 or email applications@thewlisgraham.com. Sarah will be happy to discuss this opportunity with you and answer any questions you may have.

Yours faithfully

 

 

David Evans

General Secretary of the Labour Party