Please note that Tandridge Distirct Council is advertising this role on behalf of the District Council's Network.
The District Council’s Network http://districtcouncils.info/ represents 201 district councils from across England to provide a single national voice for district councils within the LGA, Central Government and national bodies. We are seeking a talented and ambitious policy and research officer with a strong interest in local government, with a passion for delivering high quality policy analysis and evidence to our members.
With the new Industrial Strategy, forthcoming Housing White Paper, 100% retention of business rates and devolution these are important and exciting times for district councils in terms of new and emerging policy. The Policy and Research Officer will be responsible for providing well-researched, evidential, timely and robust briefings, consultation responses, publications and presentations by engaging effectively with our membership and workstreams. You will also be responsible for providing the policy advice and evidence base to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the DCN’s core objectives.
The successful candidate will be articulate and ambitious, with experience in developing a variety of policy outputs underpinned by robust evidence. As a small team, we are looking for someone who is motivated, flexible and a self starter who is able to identify key issues and use their initiative to identify how best to respond to the many aspects of public policy that impact on district councils. You’ll also have experience of working closely with senior leaders and the ability to distil contrasting views into a clear policy position for the DCN,
The job is based in London and is offered as a permanent role; alternatively we would be very happy to receive applications from council employees on a secondment basis. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Matthew Hamilton Executive Policy Manager on 0207 664 3049.
Closing date: 12 Noon on Thursday 9th March 2017.
Candidates will need to be available for interview on Wednesday 22nd March in Central London