About the role
Surrey County Council is undergoing a radical transformation programme across all directorates, led by elected Members. In order to support the transformation and challenges that the council faces, the Leadership Office is looking for a Cabinet Policy Advisor.
At its heart, the County Council is a democratically-led organisation. The Leadership Office provides support to the political and corporate leadership of the Council. If you want to be part of a team which is committed to making a real impact to public service, and to the lives of the residents of Surrey, then this role is for you.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced and political environment. You will work closely with Members of the Cabinet to ensure that their work programmes are effectively managed. This will involve having oversight of national and local policy developments and managing interdependencies in Cabinet portfolios. You will be responsible for ensuring that Cabinet Members are fully briefed; managing a forward plan of activity; preparing high level correspondence; coordinating democratic processes; and working with colleagues across other teams to manage the public affairs programme.
To be shortlisted for interview for the position, your CV and personal statement should evidence:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritise in a fast-paced environment
Experience of working in a political environment with senior stakeholders
Ability to forward plan and proactively manage complex work programmes
For more information please see the role profile attached.
For an informal discussion contact Hannah Futter (Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14.04.2020.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.