Policy Officer to the Commissioner Team
Liverpool City Council

Vacancy Reference: 002480

Location: Liverpool City Council

Closing Date: 25/01/2022

Salary: £33,782 to £38,890 per annum

Employment Type: Fixed term, full-time

Department: Commissioning

Hours Per week: 35

Fixed term for 18 months

The Role

Liverpool City Council is looking to recruit a Policy Officer to provide support in decision making and communications to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities appointed Commissioner Team, whilst maintaining high levels of confidentiality and discretion.

The role will provide dedicated support for the four Commissioners, Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff appointed by Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to work with Liverpool City Council. The post holder will be based within the Policy and Intelligence Team in the Office of the Chief Executive and may be required to provide other duties as required subject to the needs of the council and the Commissioner Team.

Applicants will need to have experience of working in a policy environment and of analysing legislation to inform policy development in order to be considered for this position. A good understanding of UK political institutions and the process of government is essential.

The successful candidate will have good team work and management skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an understanding of how to tailor messaging to different audiences, and a proactive attitude. The role will require the ability to synthesise complex or lengthy information at speed, draw strategic links and prioritise work.

The ideal candidate will come from a policy or similar background and will have a proven track record of being highly effective and rigorously organised with a strong attention to detail. Well-developed ICT skills and an understanding of and ability to maintain high-levels of confidentiality will be vital to the role.

This post is fixed term for 18 months to support the Commissioners as a result of the Best Value Inspection recommendations. The role is 35 hours per week Monday – Friday and will be based in the Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool. This is primarily an office based role. The post will be subject to the Official Secrets Act.

This post is also available as an internal or external secondment opportunity.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) offers a confidential checking service for transgender applicants. Please contact the sensitive applications team on 0151 676 1452 or email sensitive@dbs.gov.uk for more information.

Applicants must secure agreement for their release from their Line Manager before making any application for an Internal Secondment opportunity or before accepting an offer of appointment to a post on an internal secondment basis. 

An employee may still apply for the opportunity without the express consent of his or her Line Manager and if successful in their application they will resign from his or her substantive post in order to take up the post on a fixed term contract basis. To be clear, in these circumstances an employee will be resigning from his/her substantive post in order to take up a fixed term offer and their contract of employment will be altered to this effect or the employee may decline the offer of the fixed term post.

To Apply 

For more information and to apply please visit the Liverpool City Council Recruitment page 

Closing date:          Tuesday 25th January 2022