About the Role
Do you relish a challenge? Are you tenacious, committed and able to inspire colleagues? Could you use your knowledge of organisation design tools, techniques and thinking to help transform public services in Surrey? If so then we want to hear from you!
We are looking for an innovative, forward-thinking person to help develop an integrated approach to organisation design, which the council can use to realise its vision for Surrey to be a uniquely special place where: everyone has a great start in life; no one is left behind; people live healthy and fulfilling lives, and are enabled to achieve their full potential and contribute to their community.
Our organisation design work will help to shape the culture, capabilities, processes and structures that will enable the council to improve outcomes for residents while also making efficient use of its resources. It will help to ensure that the council's operations align with its strategic objectives, and that Surrey's communities are at the heart of everything we do.
As a member of the Strategic Commissioning Team, you will contribute to the development and delivery of the team's work programme – helping to drive change in priority areas by combining your experience of design with the principles and methodology of the council's Strategic Commissioning Framework.
You will also join a network of people working together to drive the council's transformation activity. You will support and influence this network by introducing design tools, techniques and thinking to work already underway, while also helping to strengthen the council's approach to change management and its capacity to innovate.
We are looking for someone who has:
- Experience and understanding of system design, or other relevant design disciplines;
- Project management experience;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, influencing and negotiating skills, and the ability to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders;
- The ability to work effectively, and with a high degree of autonomy if required, in a fast-moving, complex and politically sensitive environment; and
- The confidence to challenge the status quo and develop creative solutions to complex problems.
For more information please refer to the job description below.Job Advert
This is a 6 month secondment / fixed term contract.
If you are an internal member of staff please speak to your line manager before applying.Additional Information
To arrange an informal discussion, please feel free to contact Simon Griffin (System Design Lead) on 07794 242052.
If you have a genuine interest in making a difference and delivering real change for the people of Surrey, we would love to hear from you!
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 01/11/2020.
Interviews dates to be confirmed.
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 26 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.Company Information
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