Principal Analyst and Policy Officer
There has never been a more exciting - or challenging - time to be involved in local government, especially finance. We are in a period of significant change and opportunity.
Change, because we all know funding for public services is reducing, and local government finance will have to deliver a significant level of savings.
Opportunity, because London’s local authorities are among the highest performers in the country: this makes London an exciting place for innovation and leadership. And London’s local councils are big business: they spend billions of pounds each year on providing services to local residents. On top of that, London’s councils invest billions each year in schools, parks, housing and other infrastructure. So, we’re talking big money… and there’s a lot at stake.
London Councils Finance, Performance and Procurement Team works to both advance and defend London’s funding. We have to be compelling and persuasive in argument: fully fluent in data, information and evidence in order to influence government, elected politicians, Whitehall and others.
In this role, it will be your job to provide robust data analysis and evidence that is vital to the strength and credibility of our campaigns. You will need to demonstrate outstanding numerical skills and a proven ability to analyse and interpret complex sets of data (financial, demographic and socioeconomic). Proficiency with Excel is essential. You will have excellent written and oral presentation skills, in particular the ability to present financial and technical information clearly and concisely to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
You will be working closely with policy colleagues across all policy areas, from children’s services to health and transport as well as with our media and public affairs team.
This role offers a position at the forefront of local government finance in London.
London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that London’s councils have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses.
We also run a number of services on behalf of the boroughs including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge.
To apply online please visit our website by clicking apply.
Closing date: Monday 30 October 2017.
Interview date: Tuesday 7 November 2017.
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC699 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.
As a Disability Confident Employer, London Councils will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post.