Promoting London's nightlife as Sadiq Khan's night czar - could this be your dream job?


Are you a regular at Fabric? Do you spend your nights at the Ministry Of Sound? If the answer is yes, we may have just found the job for you: Sadiq Khan is on the lookout for a Night Czar.

But what is a Night Czar we hear you cry? In all honesty we're not entirely sure. The job specification on the mayor's website says that the Night Czar will "create a vision as a 24-hour city and a roadmap showing how the vision will be realised." Got it? Good.

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This isn't to say that your sole qualification needs to be loving the party life: in fact, you'll need to 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." Unfortunately, nowhere in the job spec does it say you have to love the lash (but perhaps it's implied?)

A £35,000 salary will be paid to whoever takes up the fixed-term position, which is initially for one year. The successful applicant can expect to commit up to two and a half days per week to the task.

This newly created role follows the launch of the 24-hour Tube on the Victoria and Central underground lines on Friday, which will be rolled out to the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines this autumn.

It's not the only job that the Night Tube has created: a report by the consultancy group EY and business advocacy group London First expects it to add 2,200 new roles in services.

Sadiq Khan on the Night Tube
"Join my team!" (Yui Mok/PA)

If being London's Night Czar sounds like the role for you (and who wouldn't want that job title on their CV), you have until Monday September 12 to apply, and you can do so here.