£44,838 to £50,711 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.
Whilst the primary base for the role holder will be in County Hall, Kingston, the work assigned could see the post holder working from any of our sites across the county and so ability to travel is a requirement of the role.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
Do you relish a challenge? Do you have a proven track record of long term visioning and strategic planning in dynamic environments? Are you tenacious, committed to the cause and able to inspire others? If so then we want to hear from you!
At Surrey, we are undertaking significant fast-paced improvement across the council. Tim Oliver and Joanna Killian (Chief Executive) have emphasised a clear strategic direction as key to the council's improvement journey. In order to achieve this we have embarked upon a massive transformation programme which consists of a number of key projects that are critical to the future success and financial stability of the council. We are on a rapid change journey, with new management, innovative approaches, energy and ambition.
To deliver the 2030 community vision we are committed to changing and radically improving the council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first.
The role of Strategic Lead – Policy and Strategy will play an important part in the council's ongoing transformation. Working as part of the strategy team and with likeminded colleagues at the heart of the council from the Insight, Analytics and Intelligence service and beyond, you will help to drive the council's strategic planning framework.
In this role, you will be required to deliver and implement evidence-led policies and strategies that provide value for money and improve outcomes for residents. You will support the delivery of priority programmes for the council by developing and managing complex internal and external stakeholder relationships as well as planning and managing a range of activities to help seed, accelerate and embed change.
You will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work at pace, be innovative and have a genuine interest in making a difference and a real change for the people of Surrey. You'll have the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders and the confidence to challenge the status quo.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to analyse data to present complex information and recommendations in a clear manner to a range of audiences. You'll have a successful track record of developing and delivering high profile, high impact strategies and policies, as well as an understanding of the key issues facing local government, the wider public sector and partners. You'll also have a proven ability to inspire and motivate others.
Our values are also important to us and as a senior team member you will understand the importance of and be comfortable in leading by example when it comes to displaying these through your work and actions.
If you're passionate, enthusiastic and feel you want to be part of this journey, then please apply by uploading your CV and personal statement (no longer than two pages of A4 please) outlining your suitability for this role.
For more information please find attached to this advert a full job profile or to arrange an informal chat please feel free to contact Nicola Kilvington, Director of Insight, Analytics and Intelligence on Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th October 2019.
Interviews will be held on the mornings of Wednesday 23rd October and Thursday 24 October 2019.