London is hiring a Night Czar

The capital is to get the UK’s first official nightlife representative

London is to recruit a ‘Night Czar’ to support its struggling club scene.

The role, which takes after the nightlife representatives of cities like Amsterdam and Paris, will involve working closely with London mayor Sadiq Khan to “create a vision for London as 24-hour city”.

The advert states: “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.”

The appointee will be required to commit 2.5 days per week to the job for a return of £35,000 pa.

Khan pledged to back London’s nightlife and music scene during his election campaign.

The newly created position comes as London’s clubbing scene faces an uncertain future. Last week, one of the capital’s major venues Fabric closed indefinitely pending a licensing review. The east London club has shut its doors following the deaths of two teenagers.

In a statement released earlier today, the club said it was “undertaking a thorough review” of its security.

Almost a half of the UK’s clubs have closed in the last decade, according to figures published by the BBC last year.

Last week, London saw the launch of its long-delayed Night Tube service. Trains will run now run 24/7 on two lines during the weekend, expanding to a further three lines this autumn.

Candidates for the position can apply here.