Sadiq Khan Wants A ’24 Hour City’
If you love nightlife then this may be the perfect dream job for you.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is looking to hire a “night czar” to oversee the city’s nightclubs and nightlife scene.
The position is a 2 1/2-day job and pays £35,000.
This is the job description: “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.”
I don’t want young and creative Londoners abandoning our city to head to Amsterdam, to Berlin, to Prague where clubs are supported and allowed to flourish. I want them to be able to celebrate what they love in the city that they love, rather than punish them or force their activities underground or abroad.
“A third of London’s small music venues have closed since 2007, damaging our city’s cultural offering and having a negative effect on jobs and the economy.
“We can save London’s iconic club scene, which draws thousands of visitors to the capital, generates jobs and helps ensure our city remains prosperous, vibrant and dynamic.”
According to the Independent, “the new appointee will work with the mayor, local authorities, police and Transport for London to ‘create a vision for London as 24-hour city.’ ”
There is now 24-hour service on the London tubes and the London Overground, which makes going out late at night much easier for nightclub night owls.