Senior Consultation Officer for Public Realm

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Job details

Salary

GBP £39,543 to £41,466 39543

Grade

PO3

Department

Chief Executive's

Service

Communications, Culture and Engagement

DBS Required

No

Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date

30/09/2019

This post will be the strategic lead for key consultation and engagement projects in the Council’s Public Realm directorate, leading on all consultation and engagement aspects of proposed changes to the local environment; traffic reduction schemes to encourage more cycling and walking, parking, transport, markets, parks and leisure services.

The successful candidate will have excellent consultation, engagement and research skills, and an ability to work independently to plan, deliver and analyse consultations to a high standard. You will also need to be comfortable managing high profile political sensitive projects and advising senior managers and lead members. 

You will need to be highly organised, politically astute and able to write clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences. You should have experience in either consultation or research in a public service environment. 

Experience of consulting and engaging with a variety of stakeholders and members of the public in areas such as sustainability, transport, parking, air quality and mitigating against climate change a bonus.    

Hackney is proud to be one of London’s greenest boroughs, with the capital’s highest levels of cycle use, and the lowest car ownership in the UK.  However we still suffer from significant levels of congestion, and poor air quality. The Council has led the way in London with ambitious schemes to improve air quality, and make our streets safer and more welcoming for pedestrians, and cyclists.  We want to achieve much, much more, and this post is vital to make sure that residents can have their say and help to shape our plans. 

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

Interviews: 15/17 October 2019 

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.