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The role

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

An opportunity to work at the heart of political decision-making in a vibrant London borough.

Southwark Council is recruiting a Principal Policy and Public Affairs Officer, managing a small team which maximises our impact with opinion formers and decision makers to get the best deal for residents. This exciting role in our external affairs division will lead a team which works across the council to support the delivery of key priorities.

 About You:

You will lead a team which helps put Southwark at the forefront of public policy debate and ensures that the interests of our residents are well represented to Government, City Hall and other decision makers. Working closely with elected members and senior officers, you will provide expert advice on a range of public affairs approaches. In this varied and challenging role you will build a network of key stakeholders to champion Southwark’s calls and advocate our policy positions to improve the lives of people in the borough.

Working with our media, marketing and cabinet support teams you will work on a range of issues which affect the daily lives of our 300,000 residents. This is an exciting role in the heart of the council where you will need to think creatively to find solutions to the challenges which the council faces and help deliver its vision of a fairer future for all in Southwark.

Benefits and more information:

Recruitment timetable

Application Closing Date: 11:59 PM on 12/06/2020

Interviews: W/C 20/06/2022

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.