Central London Forward is the strategic sub-regional partnership covering the local authorities of Camden, the City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster. We work to the direction set out by our Board consisting of the Leaders and Mayors of our member boroughs to improve the lives of our residents. We do this by working together to drive inclusive growth and to ensure our residents can access the skills, jobs, and support required to benefit from central London’s dynamic economy.
Two new Policy Officer roles are now available at CLF – a Skills and Stakeholder Engagement lead, and an Employment and Economy lead.
You will have experience in using best practice and research to develop practical policy and programme recommendations, and excellent skills in communicating complex ideas accurately and concisely. You will have an open and collaborative approach and in return we will support you to build an extensive and powerful network of policy makers and influencers that will shape future delivery in London.
Roles like these are career-defining. You will contribute to projects that will transform the lives of thousands and will have the opportunity to share your insights and ideas on a London and national stage. When you join this busy team, you will make a profound impact on the lives of our local community while setting your own career on a steep trajectory. So, if you’re ready to take on a position that will expose you to forward-thinking projects and innovative thinkers, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.
We encourage you to apply for both roles, and we retain the option post-recruitment to adapt these two positions to suit the skill sets and stated interests of the successful applicants. However, if you are only interested in one of the roles please note this in your application.
Policy Officer: Skills and Stakeholder Engagement Lead
Working with the Senior Policy Manager you will take the lead on a range of projects focused on skills, careers advice and guidance and the devolution of the adult education budget in London. As such you will need a good knowledge of the policy context for skills and adult education initiatives. You will work with colleagues across our member boroughs and other key stakeholders to identify new responses to the challenges we face and to share high quality insights and analysis that make a real difference for Londoners. In this role you will have the opportunity to develop and lead a workstream of campaigns, communications and public affairs activity lobbying national government and other stakeholders to build a skills system that works for all our businesses and residents.
A significant proportion of the role will be providing practical support to our Employment and Skills Board (ESB) made up of borough Leaders and Mayors, representatives from local colleges and local employers. The ESB directs CLF’s Skills Strategy plan, which is delivered by our Skills Officer Group. You will support this group to deliver an ambitious programme of cross-borough activity which will shape adult education and skills provision across central London and beyond.
Policy Officer: Employment and Economy Lead
Working with the Senior Policy Manager you will take the lead on a programme of work to develop a consensus within central London, national government and beyond on the future of employment devolution. You will have a positive and determined mind-set, and the ability to build relationships across sectors to make the case for a model of employment support that works for our residents.
An understanding of UK labour markets and employment support policy is desirable, but is not essential to the role. Where needed you will provide flexible policy support on topics beyond employment and labour market policy, supporting the Senior Policy Manger on areas such as fiscal devolution.
You will work with colleagues across our member boroughs and other key stakeholders to identify new responses to the challenges we face and to share high quality insights and analysis that make a real difference for Londoners. In this role you will have the opportunity to develop and lead a workstream of campaigns, communications and public affairs activity lobbying national government and other stakeholders to build an employment support system that works.
Closing Date: 12 noon on 12 March 2020
To apply online please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs
Alternatively contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number TC780. Minicom services for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3179.
Flexible working arrangements will be considered, including requests to work with condensed hours, job shares, and core hour flexible working.
The City of London is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.