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Principal Policy & Project Manager (Transport and Environment Team)


Principal Policy & Project Manager for LEDNet in the Transport and Environment Team Permanent
Starting salary: £42,507 per annum
Ref: LC755

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 and Environment 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. London 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.

You will manage an ambitious programme of activities; help find innovative solutions to boroughs huge challenges and research and analyse a variety of environmental policy issues. You will oversee a number of research and policy projects, as well as write briefings, presentations and reports.

You will work closely with senior 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.

For an informal chat, please contact Dan Jones, LEDNet chair on 020 7364 6061.

Closing date: Noon, 10 February 2020.
Interview date: 18 February 2020.

To apply online, please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC755 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 users of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Principal Policy & Project Manager (Transport and Environment Team)

London Councils
London, UK

Published on 24 Feb 2020