|Policy Officer Graduate - Waltham Forest Council|
|Salary:||London Living Wage £10.55 per hour - £369.25 per week|
|Date Posted:||23 October 2019|
|Vacancy Type:||Graduate Internship|
Salary:London Living Wage £10.55 per hour - £369.25 per week
Company: The London Borough of Waltham Forest
Job Family: Corporate Development
Location/Nearest tube: Walthamstow central station (Victoria line), Woodstreet, Blackhorse Road
Term: Full time for 6 month fixed term contract
Salary: London Living Wage
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Deadline: University of London will be shortlisting immediately.
To Apply: Please see application process at the bottom. Any applications made to Waltham Forest directly will not be considered in their recruitment process
London Living Wage employer, Waltham Forest Council is looking for a bright and ambitious intern to work in its exciting policy team. They will be responsible for developing council-wide policy and providing support to our newly formed Strategic Innovation Unit which is focused on four urgent areas for action: violent crime, communities, climate change and poverty.
Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough, recently name by the MJ as their Local Authority of the Year. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.
The policy team and new Strategic Innovation Unit is highly influential in developing a range of policies and strategies that will have a lasting and positive impact on our communities and the serious issues of violent crime, climate change and poverty.
As Policy Officer, you will provide high quality policy and public affairs advice and support to Cabinet, senior officers, and council members. This is a fast-paced role working across all council services and activities, in a dynamic and influential team.
Based in vibrant Walthamstow the intern will play vital roles in the delivery of innovative change. Working with services across the council, the unit aims to enable a genuine cross-departmental and multi-disciplinary approach to urgent action areas, leading to insightful and impactful interventions.
Role is based in Waltham Forest Town Hall. Policy Unit is a small team that sits within the Corporate Development department. On occasion you may be required to work late to support Scrutiny Committee meetings: time in lieu is provided.
Key tasks will include:
Nature of Contacts
The successful candidates will be great team players, communicators and relationship builders. They’ll have a “can-do” attitude, be extremely well organised and have a keen interest in local government policy.
Please note this is an entry-level position.
1. Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.
2. All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team.
3. Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.
4. Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stages
The recruitment for this position is fully managed by CoSector University of London, Internships team therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Waltham Forest ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Waltham Forest directly will be missed in the application process.
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