Principal Policy & Project Officer
2 year fixed term contract.
LEDNet (London Environment Directors Network) is a professional network of senior environment leaders across London boroughs, providing and commissioning services and solutions to all of London. LEDNet is working with London Councils, GLA, Central Government and other professional bodies to achieve the most effective and efficient services for all Londoners.
The post will sit within the Transport, Environment and Infrastructure Policy Team at London Councils, which 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.
These are testing times for public services. Local government is facing challenges at a scale not previously experienced and include delivering more services with fewer resources, which require creative solutions. Local government is more and more looking to increased cross-borough collaboration, demand management, commercialisation and digital innovation as part of this.
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.
The role will require analytical excellence to help find innovative solutions to boroughs huge challenges around service provision in a very tough financial climate. You will research and analyse a variety of environmental policy issues, manage research and policy projects, as well as write briefings, presentations and reports.
You will work closely with London borough officers and Members as well as other key agencies and organisations to develop appropriate and challenging policy proposals. You will be talented at building effective relationships across sectors and be able to communicate, negotiate with and influence a diverse range of people.
We are looking for someone who will be part of the solution to London’s needs, developing creative approaches to key environmental policy issues. These challenges offer you opportunities to shape service delivery approaches and leave your mark on the London policy landscape.
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).
Website: http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-we-are/vacancies.The entire recruitment pack can be downloaded from the website.
Telephone: 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732
Interview Date: 16 June 2017
London Councils is committed to equality of opportunities. As users of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post.