Senior Consultation Officer
Secondment/Fixed Term contract for 18 months
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
Hackney is looking for an enthusiastic consultation and engagement professional to join Hackney’s award winning Communications and Consultation team.
Reporting to the Consultation & Engagement Manager, this post will be the strategic lead for key consultation and engagement projects. You will be the consultation and engagement lead for the proposed Britannia Leisure Centre site mixed-use development, in Hyde Road and bordering Pitfield Street. You will lead on all consultation and engagement aspects of the project and writing briefing reports for senior officers and lead members as required.
The successful candidate will have excellent consultation, engagement and research skills, and an ability to work independently to plan, deliver and analyse consultations to a high standard. You will also need to be comfortable managing high profile political sensitive projects and advising senior managers and lead members.
You will need to be highly organised, politically astute and able to write clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences. You should have experience in either consultation or research in a public service environment. Experience of consulting and engaging with a variety of stakeholders and members of the public on high profile developments or infrastructure projects a bonus.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. It is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.
Closing date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 22:59
Interviews and assessments will be held week commencing: Monday 20 March 2017.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.