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Principal Policy and Public Affairs Officer

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    Professional Services

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    Up to £30 per hour

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    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

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Principal Policy and Public Affairs Officer- Southwark

1. To lead a team which maximises Southwark's impact with opinion formers and
decision makers to get the best deal for Southwark's residents and which works
across the council to support officers in their delivery of the council's key priorities.
2. To develop and deliver a policy and public affairs strategy which finds innovative
solutions to issues which limit the council's ability to deliver for people in Southwark.
3. To provide expert advice to senior members and officers on a range of public affairs
approaches and how to achieve the best outcome for residents.
1. To develop and deliver a policy and public affairs strategy which identifies barriers to
Southwark's ambitions, solutions to overcome them, and a strategy to bring about the
external changes needed to achieve positive outcomes for the borough's residents.
2. To ensure that the needs of Southwark are understood by key decision makers and
opinion formers including parliamentarians, think tanks, stakeholder organisations and
other decision making bodies.
3. To identify and deploy a range of public affairs approaches to manage the council's
reputation and profile with key stakeholders.
4. To manage a flexible policy resource which works with cabinet members and officers
on policy areas which need additional focus, by supporting actions that deliver the
cabinet's policy agenda.
5. To manage research which develops innovative ideas into deliverable policy, and
which identifies best practice elsewhere which could benefit Southwark.