Graduate Policy Officer (2-year fixed term contract)
£26,466 per annum
(37 hours per week) Hybrid working
Do you want to develop your career and play a key role in improving the quality of life for residents?
About the role
This is a brand new and exciting role which will provide excellent exposure to local government decision making and policy creation – perfect for an ambitious and motivated individual looking to start or develop a career in local government policy.
The role will report directly to the Chief Executive (CEX) and will assist the CEX and his team to develop new policies and strategies and support the delivery of new initiatives (e.g. on climate change and flood mitigation in the borough). The post holder will develop their analytical and research skills and will be a key player in the introduction of new government initiatives.
- The role will involve working with partners, other local authorities, health authorities, elected members, residents and central government agencies – helping you to gain key skills in networking and partnership working.
- You will have the opportunity to lead or participate in key corporate projects and will work with senior managers across the organisation
- In additional to the main role reporting to the CEX, there will be multiple, short-term placements. In Electoral Services and Housing, plus others which will be tailored to your interests and career aspirations. We feel it is vital to provide our graduate with a broad overview of the diversity of local governmental services and aim to help you establish and further your career goals.
- There will also be an opportunity to gain a further qualification, subject to your interests and existing qualifications.
We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and passionate individual who is looking to progress their career in local government.
To be successful in this position you will be a graduate, ideally with some experience in either public sector policy development or working corporately in the private sector. You should have experience of analysing data and writing reports, with the ability to work collaboratively across teams and projects.
With a keen interest in public service and researching complex issues, you will be articulate with excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to liaise effectively with all stakeholders (including politicians).
Runnymede is an ambitious, passionate, and progressive council with a forward- thinking attitude and award-winning departments.
As a Borough Council, we are committed to our four core values and goals which we demonstrate through our ongoing policies and projects. We are always keen to improve our services and welcome innovative and proactive individuals who are open minded and have a positive approach in supporting our vision.
- Hybrid working 3 days in the office, 2 days working from home
- Flexible working 7am-7pm (Core hours are 10-11.30am & 2.30pm-4pm) and Flexi-leave
- 28 Days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays and 1 extra day at Christmas
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- Free Parking
- Subsidised cafe on site
- Training and development opportunities
- Payment of one professional membership per annum
- Cycle to work + further related discounts
- Season ticket loan
How to apply
For more information on the role and to apply please visit: Runnymede Borough Council Jobs | Surrey Jobs
Please apply with a cover letter explaining how you would add value to Runnymede Borough Council as our Graduate Policy Officer.
We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01932 425516 who will be able to assist you.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mary Hewson - PA to Chief Executive on email@example.com or Clare Sykes – Executive Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 27 November 2022 at 23:59
If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for considering Runnymede Borough Council.