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Principal Policy & Project Officer - Transport & Environment

Principal Policy Officer – Transport and Environment

Job Reference: LC724

Starting salary: £34,390

Do you want to help London boroughs protect and improve the environment and ensure that London has the best transport provision for all Londoners? Working in London Councils policy team you will develop advice and policy on the impact of spending reductions, investment in London’s transport infrastructure, improving London’s air quality, finding solutions to London’s energy needs and develop creative and collective approaches to issues such as waste management and flooding?

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

This is a generic policy post within a directorate covering every aspect of policy in London. The immediate need is in the Transport and Environment policy team where you will have opportunities to shape service delivery strategies and leave your mark on the London transport and environment landscape. 

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

The role will require that you analyse policy and statistical information, applying your understanding to deliver better outcomes for Londoners and to make London’s case to both central government and a range of critical stakeholders and partners in London government. This will require you to build effective relationships across sectors, communicate, negotiate with and influence a diverse range of stakeholders. You will need political awareness and sensitivity to succeed in forging policies that command cross party support. Your experience of creative problem solving and managing a varied workload of projects in a pressurised environment will be invaluable to the post.

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: Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 12 Noon.

Interview Dates: 20th & 21st September 2018 

To apply online please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC724 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.



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