Following on his promise to focus on and highlight his city’s nightlife, the Mayor of London is looking to appoint the UK’s first Night Czar to shape London’s future as a 24-hour city. This comes on the heels of the recent controversy with fabric London, which remained closed at the orders of the Metropolitan Police and Islington Council following two recent drug overdose deaths. Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor, stepped in encouraging officials involved to get to the root to the problem without keeping the venue closed.
Now, the Mayor has launched a search for the UK’s first Night Czar, a new position that will be charged with championing the value of London’s night time culture whilst developing and diversifying London’s night time economy.
The official job insert specifies that the following duties will be required of this new position:
“Working with the Mayor, the Night Time Commission, local authorities, businesses, the Metropolitan Police Service, Transport For London and other agencies, the Night Czar will create a vision for London as 24-hour city and a roadmap showing how the vision will be realised. The Night Czar will have proven leadership ability, public profile and convening power, plus a thorough understanding of the night time economy and the ability to work in a political environment.
This is initially a one-year officeholder post with a time commitment of up to 2.5 days per week.
London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to reflect London’s diversity in all GLA appointments. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.”
You can apply for the position, which pays £35,000, until Monday 12 September at 23:59 GMT. Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Wednesday 21 September 2016.