Sadiq Khan launches search for ‘night czar’

london mayor sadiq khan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is looking to appoint a night czar to help ‘champion the value of London’s night time culture’.

The successful applicant will collaborate with various local authorities, businesses, the Met Police, Transport for London as well as the Night Time Commission and the Mayor Office to help develop the city’s night time economy.

According to the government, ‘the night czar’ will create a vision for London as 24-hour city and a roadmap showing how the vision will be realised.

‘[They] 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.’

The post is initially a one-year post with a time commitment of up to 2.5 days per week.

The news of the job comes at a crucial time for London’s night life as a number of clubs including Fabric are under threat.

Read our news item with Dalston Superstore’s Dan Beaumont for his views on the capital’s club scene.

Visit the government website to find out more and apply.