Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.
We are a Council bursting with energy and opportunity. Our strong grasp of our finances means that we can invest - in our residents, our place and our people.
Over the coming year we will work with our communities to set out what we want Waltham Forest to be by 2030; how that relates to the ever-changing world, and what that means for the services and infrastructure that we need to provide. We need to make sure that everything we are doing today supports that vision, and helps our residents succeed in an increasingly uncertain world.
We need trailblazing leaders who can deliver fast-paced, people-centred design approaches to change. We will design for delivery with work that is insight led, co-created and digitally enabled, pushing collaborative working and igniting creativity.
Our Corporate Development department has been fundamental to Waltham Forest’s successful transformation. We have all of the levers to deliver sustainable change - human resources, digital, ICT, communications, culture, policy, strategy and change services.
This is an exciting time to join Waltham Forest – London’s first Borough of Culture and the winner of the MJ “Council of the year” award. We are busy creating a Council for the future and this is your chance to join an ambitious, customer focussed Corporate Development directorate during a time of change and transformation.
About the role:
This is a 12-month fixed term contract role (with the potential for further extension) which will have key responsibilities for the delivery of change and transformation across Families directorate making sure all the interdependencies are managed and appropriate resources and prioritisation applied across all change projects and programmes. This role also involves using skills and knowledge to support the ongoing development of the Families Change portfolio to ensure that both financial savings and wider system improvements and change are enabled and delivered.
We are looking for individuals who are driven to improve public services and can use specialist skills, knowledge and understanding of delivery in Family Services (adults and/or children’s) environments.
You should have strong analytical and PPM skills, an ability to generate energy and excitement about change, the ability to work to tight deadlines and a strong drive for personal and professional development.
But above all, it’s your excellent interpersonal skills that will help you stand out – we’re looking for someone with the ability to challenge how we work as an organisation in sensitive and constructive ways, and experience of successfully influencing senior stakeholders within a complex organisation.