Newham Council are currently working alongside Spencer Clarke Group to recruit a Principle Policy Officer
The role is Full Time and operates on a 6+Month ongoing contract We are looking to get people started as soon as possible.
The Daily rate is £300+ per day Negotiable dependent upon experience and we are hoping to get someone started as soon as possible.
Working hours – Full Time
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
ü Support the articulation of strategic policy taking into account the Mayor’s priorities, borough vision, corporate research and borough services working with the Mayor and lead members to develop policy and provide advice.
ü Coordinate the policy input into the Mayor’s Office supporting the Head of Policy and Public Affairs and Head of the Mayor’s Office.
ü Lead on the development of policy to deliver Mayoral priorities in support of the Head of Policy and Public Affairs, working across multiple areas of council activity covering the breadth of the organisation and with senior members and directors.
ü Attend 1-2-1 meetings between the Mayor and Directors and the Mayor and lead members on subject specific areas to advice on service developments and ensure commissioned work is delivered.
ü Task senior policy officers and policy and public affairs officers on a matrix management basis as appropriate to shape and deliver the Mayor’s policy agenda.
ü Lead on the development and delivery of speeches for the Mayor and lead members on subject specific areas to support external relations.
ü Develop creative and innovative solutions to policy issues to bring about improvements which impact on outcomes, reputation, and borough strategy.
ü Actively manage relationships with key stakeholders including the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chief Executive and directors as well as external stakeholders.
ü Understand delivery mechanisms and demonstrate awareness of what is effective in delivering policy outcomes on the ground
ü Generate a range of policy options and appraise them based on evidence.
ü Work on a continuous and open basis with directors and commissioners to ensure a seamless link between strategic and operational policies.
ü Specialise in specific policy areas as required and work closely with the service including directors and commissioners.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
ü Knowledge of major factors, influences and legislation facing local government.
ü In-depth understanding of the public policy context in which the Council operates.
ü Understanding of policy influencers and decision makers that would support Newham’s goals.
ü Strong experience of policy development within a public sector setting.
ü Experience of developing and delivering work programmes and project plans.
ü Experience of working with elected members and senior officers
ü Experience of advocating for policy positions
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If you are interested in this role or would like to know more information, please contact Khalsa at Spencer Clarke Group