Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Connectivity was initiated before the pandemic and set out to support the organisation on its journey to becoming a modern digital council. Since then, the world around us has changed and the programme has reshaped to incorporate our response to changes in the way we work resulting from the pandemic and longer-term aspirations. Outcomes and benefits of the Connectivity Programme will support delivery of the 2040 City vision and strategic objectives set out in our corporate plan for recovery and renewal.
This significant transformation programme will focus on redefining how we work and redefining where we work. We want to ensure staff are supported to deliver excellent services efficiently and effectively and to maximise the use of workspaces to create an environment that encourages collaboration. Phase 1 of the programme is under way with further work to be designed and shaped around service requirements. We are recruiting a range of exciting roles to lead and manage this significant programme of change.
Your New Role
Working with the Change Manager you will support successful delivery of the Connectivity programme objectives across Portsmouth City Council.
You will focus on the people side of change, including stakeholder engagement, assessing change readiness, building effective communication, and learning plans, as well as identifying and supporting the organisation to adopt changes to working practices. You will put in place approaches to collect feedback and measure adoption to continuously improve plans and minimise resistance to change.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will have a professional qualification relevant either to management or to programme, project or change management or Prince2 Practitioner or equivalent level of significant experience. You will have sound practical and theoretical knowledge of the political environment of local government and partner organisations. You will also have excellent communication skills and effective people management and performance management skills with the ability to set clear objectives, deliver to timescales and review and measure the effectiveness of delivery.
If you have experience of designing, developing, and implementing innovative, creative change management, engagement, learning and communications solutions we would like to hear from you.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.