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Policy Advisor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Policy Advisors to join our newly formed policy service delivering and implementing evidence led initiatives and strategies that provide value for money and improve outcomes for residents.

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Are you a strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to see the big picture and identify the wider impacts and opportunities of emerging policy?

We are looking for two highly motivated people with enthusiasm, innovative ideas, political awareness and the ability to work flexibly in a dynamic, quickly changing policy environment to join our newly formed policy service.

Based in the Corporate Directorate of Lincolnshire County Council, the service provides advice and foresight directly to the Corporate Leadership Team and elected Councillors and supports the achievement of our Corporate Plan ambitions for Lincolnshire.

You will:

  • Evaluate the impact of emerging legislation or policy affecting Lincolnshire, advising the Council and identifying where appropriate the potential to influence debate.
  • Develop and implement evidence led initiatives and strategies that provide value for money and improve outcomes for residents.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance and build effective relationships and partnerships to reach solutions that support our One Council priorities for Lincolnshire.
  • Commission and bring together different sources of insight and develop foresight to inform our work and future strategy.

To be successful in this role you will need to have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to research problems, and the passion to solve them. You’ll work on designing, delivering and communicating policy, and work across organisational boundaries and professional disciplines to deliver results.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply. Please ensure that your application form fully explains why you have applied and how you feel you meet the requirements of the role.

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Matthew Garrard on 07500 075211

Applications Close on Sunday 4 July and interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on 22/23 July.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

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

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.