Wealden District Council

Job Vacancy:Policy Officer

Job Information


£27,006 - £30,006 p.a

Contract Type:

Full Time, Temporary


37 per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


We are looking for someone with an interest in Local Government to work in our Policy team which deals with partnership working, public and media relations and policy development across the broad spectrum of District Council work. This post will concentrate on developing, implementing and monitoring customer insight and analysis, bringing data to life that informs the Council’s policies and to lead on consultation and engagement for the Council.

You will have a broadly relevant degree in Economics, Business Studies, Politics or a similar qualification with an advanced standard of computer literacy and knowledge of best practice in consultation and engagement, appropriate software and analytical techniques.  In addition to a high level of literacy and numeracy you will need to be an excellent and effective communicator, confident acting on your own initiative and as part of a team, and be able to stay calm under pressure.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

This is a temporary post for approximately one year to cover maternity leave.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

22 February 2018

Interview Date:

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX