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Principal Policy Officer – Strategic Policy Group

Starting salary: £ 33,716

Ref: LC686

These are challenging times for public services. We are looking for a highly motivated person with enthusiasm, innovative ideas and the ability to work flexibly in a dynamic, quickly changing policy environment.

Although this is a generic policy post, the immediate need is in the Strategic Policy Group. Contributing to policy development, you will work across a range of cross-cutting policy areas including devolution and public sector reform, welfare reform, tackling crime and promoting public safety as well as new initiatives.

The role will require that you analyse policy and statistical information, commission research, draft reports and provide concise policy recommendations to support London boroughs in making London a better city.

You will apply this analysis and policy development to improve results for Londoners and to make London’s case to both central government and a range of critical stakeholders in London government.

You will also have the ability to build effective relationships across sectors, communicate, negotiate with and influence a diverse range of stakeholders, as well as experience of creative problem solving and managing a varied workload of projects in a pressurised environment.

The role will give you the opportunity to apply your talents with a degree of autonomy to help develop potential solutions to some of the most interesting challenges that local government is likely to face over the next five years.

London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that London’s councils have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. We also run a number of services on behalf of the boroughs including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge.

An information pack and application form can be obtained via the following means:  (please ensure you quote the correct reference number when applying for the post).

Email:  [email protected]

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Telephone: 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone);

minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732

Closing date for applications:   Monday 8 May 2017

Interview Dates:                         19 May 2017 

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, London Councils will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post