Senior Management
London Borough of Lewisham

Job Ref: RES-19-050
Job type: full-time 35 hours
Closing date: Sunday 20 October 2019
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £60,480 - £64,656 pa (SMG2) pa


The role

The directly-elected Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, has set out a bold and ambitious policy agenda for the next four years of Lewisham’s story.

In this exciting and challenging role, you will work directly with the Mayor and Cabinet – leading the Mayor’s Office to ensure the effective discharge of the executive functions of the Council. You will provide strategic and professional advice, providing political insight and local context to support the delivery of strategic priorities.

You will work with senior politicians and senior managers at a very challenging time, facilitating the interface between the Council’s political and administrative processes.




Laurence House, Catford, SE6 4RU


What we’re looking for


The role requires a dynamic individual with an ability to effectively balance a busy workload and fast changing priorities without losing sight of the big picture and the Mayor’s strategic goals.

We are looking for someone with significant experience of leading and managing teams in a political environment. You will bring a detailed and comprehensive understanding of current issues and policy drivers for local government, and have detailed knowledge of the structures of local government political arrangements and the decision-making process. You will have the confidence and ability to advise the Mayor, Cabinet members, Councillors and senior managers and you’ll have the ability to build strong, trusting and productive relationships with key stakeholders across the Council.


In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details


£60,480 - £64,656 (SMG2) pa


Further information

This post is politically restricted.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role, please email Fiona Colley, Director of Strategy & Communications fiona.colley@lewisham.gov.uk

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

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Closing date


Sunday 20 October 2019, 11:59pm
Interview Date: Friday 25 October 2019 or Monday 28 October 2019

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.



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