Leadership Projects and Policy Officer PO4
The Leadership Office is a fast-paced and high-demand environment at the very heart of the Council. Its objective is to ensure the Chief Executive and Leader are able to carry out their roles in overseeing the delivery of the Council’s strategic priorities for the benefit of our residents and employees, as well as responding to urgent and often unpredictable needs that arise in our borough and organisation.
We are recruiting to two new and exciting vacancies for Leadership Policy and Project Officers that will play a critical part in providing high quality policy and public affairs advice and project support to the Council’s Chief Executive and Leader, including:
- Coordinating and writing briefings, external correspondence and speech writing
- Managing public affairs strategies, delivering effective approaches for lobbying and engagement
- Coordinating specific priority projects policy areas, working with the corporate change, strategy and communications teams
- Communicating and collaborating with colleagues in all departments on behalf of the Chief Executive and Leader
This role will give the right candidates the opportunity to experience direct working with the Chief Executive and Leader, developing their skills and awareness of the workings at the most senior level of the organisation. They will gain experience working on a wide variety of high priority policy, public affairs, events and change projects.
We’re looking for people that enjoy taking a hands-on, can-do approach and are confident in bringing their creativity and ideas to the table. They will need to have a strong policy background and demonstrate experience of working in a similarly paced environment meeting tight deadlines and adjusting to changing needs. They will need a sound understanding of the political workings of local government.
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How to Apply
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