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Principal Policy & Project Officer - Transport & Environment

Starting salary of £34,390 rising to £40,652 pa

Job Reference: LC715

Permanent, full time vacancy

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 Transport and Environment policy team. It is desirable for you to have experience of contributing to policy development in these policy areas.

You will be helping London boroughs respond to the impact of spending reductions, drive investment in London’s transport infrastructure, improve London’s air quality, find solutions to London’s energy needs and develop creative and collective approaches to issues such as waste management and flooding - challenges that will in turn present opportunities for you to shape service delivery approaches and leave your mark on the London transport and environment landscape. 

The role will require that you analyse policy and statistical information and 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. This will require you 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.

Applying for this role

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.

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd July 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 31st July/Wednesday 1st August 2018 

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Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC715 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

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