Senior Policy Advisor – Economic Growth & Devolution

Location: Office-based and flexible home-working
Closing Date: 09/05/2022
Salary: Grade 5/6 (SCP 21-30) £47,347-£66,668*
Employment Type: Fixed term 2 years, full time**
Hours per week: 35

* Starting salary point negotiable for an exceptional candidate and all salary points from April 1st 2022 will increase by the national pay award.

** With a view to a permanent appointment following the fixed term period and would consider a fixed term secondment.

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As the national representative body for 36 county and unitary authorities, the County Councils Network (CCN) is at the cutting edge of the debate on the future of public services in England. Over the past four years, CCN has become one of the most influential stakeholders on national policy development and local government research, representing the single largest grouping of upper tier councils in England.

In this new key role within a dynamic and small organisation, the successful candidate will lead our research, policy development and advocacy across devolution, economic growth, transport, skills and employment.

Supporting the Director of Policy & Communications and working with the wider CCN policy team, you will help deliver major projects to advance our advocacy and shape the organisation’s future direction and national story for our member councils.

You will work closely with senior councillors, officers and civil servants, and a wide range of high-profile national stakeholders and external agencies. You will also gain experience of the wider aspects of national advocacy across media, communications and public affairs, working closely with the Senior Media & Communications and Public Affairs Officers.

This role could be the perfect opportunity for an ambitious public policy professional looking to take the next step in their career with a high-profile national organisation. The successful candidate will have experience of policy development in the areas of economic growth and/or devolution, with a good understanding of local government and the delivery of national advocacy.

If you would like an informal discussion or more information regarding the role please call James Maker, Director of Policy & Communications, on 07815534071.
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