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Reference: 70923

Date Added: 2 May 2019
Closing Date: 23 May 2019

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer and two Policy and Public Affairs Officers

Working For: London Borough of Newham

Location: London

Salary: £39,994-£42,681 per annum (SPO), and £33,945-£36,711 per annum

Job Details

In May 2018, a new Mayor of Newham was elected. The new administration has a bold vision for the borough, with a focus on putting people at the heart of everything we do. The Mayor has articulated new priorities and ambitions, with an emphasis on: affordable housing delivery; youth safety; openness, transparency and democratic participation; and adopting a community wealth building approach promote local economic growth and share the benefits of growth more widely. The Policy team are the principal advisers to the Mayor, Cabinet and CMT in achieving those ambitions.

These roles are part of a multidisciplinary team of policy, public affairs and researchers who inform strategic planning and service provision and promote Newham’s vision locally, regionally and nationally.

These roles provide strategic advice on policy priorities to the Mayor, members and officers. Post holders support the articulation of the borough’s vision and principles, understand the public policy context, spotting new opportunities and ensure the authority’s policy framework is responsive.

We are looking for a talented candidate to take on the role of Senior Policy Officer. It is essential that you can work in a multidisciplinary team, are aware of the national and local policy landscape and the context in which local government operates. You will communicate complex information from a range of sources into meaningful briefings for a range of audiences and understand and use evidence and research. You will be a creative thinker who wants to engage with difficult problems and challenge the way we do ‘business as usual’. Knowledge of housing and environment related policy is desirable but not essential.

We are looking for two talented candidates to take on the role of Policy and Public Affairs Officer. It is essential that you can work in a multidisciplinary team, are aware of the national and local policy landscape and the context in which local government operates. You will have an ability to communicate complex information from a range of sources into a meaningful briefing for a range of audiences and to understand and use evidence and research within a policy context. You will be a creative thinker who wants to engage with difficult problems and challenge the way we do ‘business as usual’.

Closing Date: 23 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

It is expected that interviews and tests will be on Friday 31 May 2019.

Application Details

To download the job descriptions and apply for these roles please follow this link: https://onesource.recruitmentplatform.com/lbnewhamexternal/index.php

Website: http://www.newham.gov.uk

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