Interim Senior Policy Adviser (Economy, Education, Health, EU Exit)

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 30/09/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £350 - £400 per day


A Local Authority oversight body is currently looking to recruit for an Interim Senior Policy Advisor, to cover one of the following areas – Economy, Education, Health, EU Exit.

Role Purpose:

To design and deliver a programme of work for politicians, its committees and members, leading teams of staff and providing substantive policy guidance, in order to maximise the impact and effectiveness of its members.


  • To work closely with the Assistant Director to set and deliver priority areas of work for the Scrutiny team.
  • To lead staff within the Scrutiny team on work for committees and the members as a whole, to deliver high quality research, analysis, briefings, advice and outputs to and for members  and its committees.
  • To form effective working relationships with staff across the Authority and external stakeholders in order to maximise the impact and effectiveness of members scrutiny and investigations work.
  • To play a lead role in the Secretariat for the delivery of the Directorate’s business plan and strategic goals, to ensure the members impact and profile is measurably improved over time.
  • To be accountable for the impact, timeliness and effectiveness of the policy and scrutiny work for the advisor’s relevant research area.


  • Proven experience of one or more of the following policy areas Economy, Education, Health and EU Exit, with a strong focus on critical thinking and a focus on results
  • Knowledge and understanding of political, policy and governance issues relating to London and the UK more widely.
  • Experience establishing and successfully carrying out a programme of policy projects.
  • Experience leading project teams and delivering complex projects to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of operating effectively in a political environment.
  • Degree or equivalent experience.

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