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Senior Strategy and Policy Lead

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/21688/14650
  • Published: Wed 02/06/2021, 13:55 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 15/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £61,463 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this position is £61,463 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Do you relish a challenge? Do you have a proven track record of long-term visioning and developing innovative strategies in dynamic environments? Are you tenacious, committed to the cause and able to inspire others?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

In Surrey, we are undertaking significant and fast-paced improvement across the council. Tim Oliver (Leader) and Joanna Killian (Chief Executive) have emphasised a clear strategic direction as key to the council's improvement journey. To achieve this we have embarked upon a massive transformation agenda that consists of a number of key programmes that are critical to the future success and financial stability of the council.

Our commitment to delivering good quality, cost effective services is more important than ever as we start to move out of a global pandemic and step into uncertain times. We do know that the constraints on public finances will continue for the foreseeable future and that we will need to deliver services in a fundamentally different way. Whilst presenting a challenge, this also provides significant opportunities for us to take a more radical approach, seeking new ways to manage our finances whilst delivering innovative and high-quality services for our residents and communities.

Existing service focused approaches have been successful in delivering efficiencies but are now largely exhausted. We are developing a ‘twin track’ approach, running the 22/23 budget setting process whilst simultaneously developing a new approach to 23/24 onwards that will help put the council on a more stable financial footing over the medium term, as well as setting in train a fundamentally more ambitious transformation programme.

We have identified a key role to help support the delivery of this vital programme. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to help shape and deliver strategies that will improve services for residents while ensuring the financial sustainability of the council.

In this role, you will be required to deliver and implement evidence led initiatives 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.

This role is a secondment or fixed term opportunity for up to two years and will form part of the core programme team reporting into the Programme Director.

The Senior Strategy and Policy Lead will have a professional link with Head of Strategy

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.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 15th June 2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion in relation to this role please contact Nicola Kilvington by email at Nicola.kilvington@surreycc.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Our Values

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.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/21688/14650
  • Published: Wed 02/06/2021, 13:55 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 15/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £61,463 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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