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Expires:
2021-10-22
Company:
Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Location:
Norfolk
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Policy Officer

Based at Kings Court Council Offices, Kings Lynn

We are looking for an experienced policy professional to take the lead in key areas of policy development and implementation and to gain responsibility for the effective day to day delivery of designated areas of cross organisational policy work. You will therefore have a keen interest in not only researching and developing policy documents, but also in translating these documents into guidance materials and operational procedures.  You will become the key internal contact point for advice in relation to designated policy areas, and gain operational experience in policy delivery, which will in turn inform future enhancements to policy and practice. We are an ambitious Council with a proven track record of delivering initiatives which benefit our local area.  We currently have a number of new projects underway which will provide opportunities for the successful candidate to get involved in activities which will directly support our corporate business plan and deliver benefits for the people of west Norfolk.

You will be part of a small team working directly for the Assistant Director Central Services and gain particular responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and equalities as well as a role supporting skills and climate change work. This will include diverse activities such as participating in internal and external working groups, writing articles for the staff magazine, providing advice and guidance to colleagues across all areas of the Council’s operations and making recommendations with regards to training for officers and Elected Members. We are looking for candidates who have a wide range of relevant experience, including the ability to research and interpret new and emerging national policy and the skills to translate policy into practical advice and guidance to colleagues at all levels of the organisation.

You will hold a relevant degree-level qualification and at least two years’ related work experience, ideally in the public sector. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience of researching and writing policy documents and be able to effectively manage a busy and varied workload. You will also have experience of overseeing policy implementation within an organisation, responding to enquiries from colleagues and providing specialist advice in areas where you have developed expertise and knowledge. 

Contact us on personnel@west-norfolk.gov.uk

To find out more about your future in West Norfolk visit www.workinginwestnorfolk.co.uk

Closing Date: 21 October 2021

Interview Date: 4 November 2021