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Strategy and Policy Development Manager

  • Employer: Children’s Services
  • Reference: SSPD0146
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 13:05 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 06/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: North Somerset

Directorate:                         Children's Services                       

Starting salary:                   JM3:- £41,591 per annum

Location:                               Based in North Somerset

Hours:                                    37 hours per week

Contract:                               Permanent

Closing date:                       Wednesday 06 July 2022

 

We are looking for a Strategy and Policy Development Officer to work in Children’s Services, for North Somerset Council. You will work on a wide-ranging portfolio of work spanning Education Partnerships, Family Support and Safeguarding and Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

 

You will propose, plan and lead on Strategy and Policy Development projects which will support improved outcomes for children and their families, including:

 

  • Service improvements and redesign
  • Updating strategies and policies across the North Somerset Partnership (in partnership with others)
  • Work closely with partners, universities, stakeholders to contribute to and influence the successful dissemination of best practice guidance nationally
  • Conduct evidence-based research, investigation and analysis of service users’ needs and current performance
  • Chair working groups, prepare reports, briefings, advice and make recommendations to Senior Leaders
  • Communicate effectively with regional and national partners colleagues and businesses, both verbally and in writing.
  • Write fund raising bids

 

To do this well, you will have the following skills:

 

  • Experience of effective partnership working with external stakeholders including through formal structures and processes
  • Significant experience in service development and embedding improvements into work methodologies
  • Ability to build and develop positive and effective working relationships with councillors, senior officers, and relevant personnel in external agencies.
  • Experience of developing and writing strategy, planning, policy documents and formal reports
  • Ability to collect, collate and analyse evidence and present findings to stakeholders and senior decision makers, responding effectively to issues or challenges raised

 

If you feel you have the skills, expertise and knowledge for this role as outlined in the job description, we welcome your application.

 

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Caldwell Strategy and Policy Development Manager on 0777 55 44 368.

 

Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.

 

Anticipated interview date:       Thursday 14 July 2022

 

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

 

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

 

 

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  • Employer: Children’s Services
  • Reference: SSPD0146
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 13:05 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 06/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: North Somerset

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