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Principal Policy & Project Officer (Education)

Department                 Enterprise, Economy and Skills, Policy and Public Affairs

Location                      London Councils, 59 ½ Southwark Street, London, SE1 0LA

Reports to                   Head of Policy/ Strategic Lead for Policy

Salary                         £34,390 per annum

Hours                          35 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Contract                      Permanent

Reference                   LC728

Want to play your part in shaping policy in London?

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

Working in the Enterprise, Economy and Skills team, you will be working on education policy covering areas such as SEND, inclusive practice and 14-19 provision. You will have experience of contributing to policy development in education, including the 14 to 19 phase of education, or related policy areas, with a good understanding of local government and its place in a complex policy landscape.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who can build effective relationships across sectors, negotiate with and influence a diverse range of people, and who has experience of creative problem solving and managing a varied workload in a pressurised environment.

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.

Closing date for applications:             Friday 25 January 2019

Interview Dates:                                  Wednesday 6 February 2019

To apply online please visit  

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC728 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

London Councils is committed to equality of opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, London Councils will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post.