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Reference: 79945

Date Added: 23 August 2021
Closing Date: 24 September 2021

Job Title: Policy Officer +REMOVED

Working For: London Borough of Newham

Location: London

Salary: £34,884 - £37,722

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

About us

Newham is one of the youngest, fastest growing and most diverse boroughs in the UK. It is home to the largest urban regeneration site in Europe and one of the largest recipients of investment in the country, not just around the Olympic Park, but across the borough. Newham boasts a vibrant and thriving culture and community.

Rokhsana Fiaz is the ambitious directly elected Mayor who is driving a bold new agenda for the Borough. We are looking for a talented individual to join the Policy team to deliver the Mayor’s priorities including: a massive new social housing programme; openness and new ways of involving residents in local government; community wealth building and the commitment to ‘put people at the heart of everything we do’.

About the job

Reporting to our Senior Policy Officer, the post holder will lead on the development of creative solutions to key policy issues to ensure that Newham is addressing the needs of the borough’s population and is at the forefront of policy innovation.

Key responsibilities include responding to policy developments that affect Newham, keeping abreast of new ways of working across the country and further afield, and turning this knowledge into useful briefings. The post holder will contribute to the articulation of Newham policy to a wider audience, work closely with the Mayor, elected members and senior officers to provide policy advice and support policy development, providing engaging copy for a range of audiences.

About you

We are looking for a talented candidate to take on the role of Policy Officer, focusing on housing policy. It is essential that you can work in a multidisciplinary team, building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across the Council. You will be aware of the national and local policy landscape and the context in which local government operates, particularly in terms of housing issues.

You will have an ability to communicate complex information from a range of sources into a 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’.

For full details please visit https://elyq.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/838


Closing Date: 24 September 2021

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Additional info

If this opportunity excites you and you are interested in joining our committed and talented team we would love to hear from you

Please contact Emma Brunskill-Powell, Senior Policy Officer on Emma.Brunskill-powell@newham.gov.uk  if you have any questions regarding this role.

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://elyq.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/838


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

Additional Notes

REMOVED 18/09/21- This role is no longer avaliable. Please do not apply for this role.