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Senior Policy Officer

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer
Salary range: £45,536 - £51,251 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: 18 Month Fixed Term Contract

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy Officer in our Strategy and Economy Directorate and are looking for a forward-thinking, practical, and analytical individual to join this innovative team.

About Us

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development, and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions, we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world-class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has, however, hit the region hard.

In addition to its health and human impact, some of the region's main economic sectors and local economies have been severely affected.

There is determination though to use this moment of change to recharge the region's economy and go even further in embedding green and inclusive growth.

Against that backdrop of a challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected, and more prosperous West Midlands.

This role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.

The Senior Policy Officer will inform CA policy and investment decisions, shape delivery of its priority outcomes, and ensure coherence between policy between the different CA Directorates and partners.

This will include core Strategy & Economy Directorate policy coordination (for example around the Annual Plan, Local Industrial Strategy, and economic recovery issues) and work with the finance team on future investment in the region.

About the Role

You will help coordinate CA policy across portfolios and with partners; input to CA strategy and investment decisions; support strategy, business planning, and programme development; manage relations with the CA leadership, partners, providers, and national agencies; and undertake impactful policy research.

To succeed in the role …

You must have two years (or equivalent) experience of policy development and/or implementation.

You will bring a good understanding of local government and how it works, and of the main policy agendas and their significance.

You will have experience of researching complex issues, and of writing reports, and preparing briefings in a policy environment.

This key role will give you the opportunity to leverage your breadth of experience and take your career to the next level.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

Closing Date: 24th May 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
(The selection process may include a presentation exercise plus an interview)

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian, and ethnic minority groups, and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £45536.00 - £51251.00 per annum
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  • Type: Contract selected
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2021-05-11 14:37:50 -

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