Principal Policy and Project Officers

London Councils

Location Based London SE1, with option of some days remote working
Salary 39,028 Starting Salary - Band rises to 45,706
Team Transport, climate change & environment and Enterprise, Economy & Skills
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 21st Jun 2023 BST

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  •  To contribute to the excellent delivery of policy priorities as agreed by London Councils Leaders’ Committee

  • To make a significant contribution to the formulation, development, promotion and implementation of a range of policy projects and initiatives within specified policy areas in an integrated policy framework

  • To provide policy research, information, advice and support on issues relating to local government in London which support the implementation of London Councils' policy priorities


Principal Accountabilities


  • To make a significant contribution to policy development and delivery on priority policy areas, ensuring this policy contribution is integrated with other London Councils’ policy. 


  • To contribute to the development and implementation of policy making activities that ensure that London local government’s perspectives and goals are championed and also influence government and other relevant organisations operating in London.


  • To provide research, information and advice on policy matters to London Councils’ leading members and officers. 


  • To represent the organisation at external meetings on specified policy areas including Government departments, Mayor, GLA and member authorities, and other key stakeholders; developing and sustaining positive relationships with these stakeholders, opinion formers and key contacts in order to advance London Councils’ policies and positions.


  • To respond to enquiries from colleagues and councillors both within London Councils and across all our member authorities; and others as required.


  • To attend and contribute to London working groups on policy related issues to promote the development, implementation and delivery of London Councils’ key policy priorities.


  • To analyse policy papers, government proposals, circulars, Green and White papers, legislation, reports and research documents from local authorities and other organisations and disseminate the findings to colleagues and member authorities.


  • To draft clear, well-targeted and influential reports, briefings, circulars, speeches, articles, presentations, press information and other publications as required on key issues arising from London Councils’ policy priorities.


  • To carry out individual research and policy projects.


  • To shape, commission and manage external research to secure value for money, as appropriate and with approval.


  • To organise seminars, conferences and other events, in collaboration with colleagues from Communications Division, as directed.


  • To contribute to London Councils’ role in keeping member authorities up-to-date with policy, best practice and funding developments, working closely with colleagues in Communications Division to ensure effective co-ordination of information.


  • Working closely with colleagues in the Communications Division, to develop effective approaches to communicate London Councils’ policies to the government, Parliament, the media and stakeholders.


  • To support the success of teams, individual team members and London Councils colleagues more widely, both through adopting positive working styles and also through effective implementation of specific tasks allocated by the line manager.


  • To carry out all tasks and allocated work within agreed timescales and budgets.


  • London Councils is committed to, and champions, equality and diversity in all aspects of policy and employment.  All employees are expected to understand and promote equality and diversity within their work.


  • To take care at all times to uphold health and safety at work for self and others.  To observe London Councils Health and Safety policy and related procedures at all times. 


  • To uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct in line with the expectations of a local government officer and to lead staff to adhere to such standards in order to uphold the reputation of London Councils and local government in London. 


  • To adhere to London Councils’ policies, procedures, regulations and protocols.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 21st Jun 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 21st Jun 2023