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Strategy Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/217377/28766
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 11:24 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including part-time and job share arrangements.

Whilst our offices are open for you to use as you need to, we usually meet face-to-face as a team once a month and have a weekly ‘anchor’ day where we go into the office when we can, and particularly if we want to see a friendly face. Outside of any priority or urgent face-to-face meetings we’re happy for you to work where you’re happiest working.

Do you enjoy variety and making sense of abstract challenges?

Have a proven track record of supporting innovative strategies in dynamic environments?

Get your energy from working together with internal and external stakeholders to progress shared goals?

Then we want to hear from you!

About the role

You will play an important role in supporting in shaping the future of the council; helping to set its strategic direction and assisting services in delivering on the council’s ambitions more efficiently and transparently. You will support the development of evidence-led policies and strategies that provide value for money and improve outcomes. You will research, identify and analyse emerging issues and requirements locally, regionally and nationally that will have an impact on the council, partners and residents.

You will provide policy advice and briefings to the corporate and political leadership – so an understanding of the local and national policy agenda and the implications for the council, partners and residents is important.  

We’ve recently carried out a strategic review of our approach to business planning across the council and the team are leading on the implementation of a number of recommendations to improve our approach. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to get stuck into several new workstreams related to this project and strategic planning in general. 

In return, the work of the Corporate Strategy and Policy team promises plenty of autonomy, collaborative working, and personal stretch aligned to individual development goals. The post holder will grow new skills that engage strategy and policy at a local, regional and national level.

About the Corporate Strategy & Policy Team

The team is situated at the heart of the council, and we work across a breadth of topics, projects and issues which are centred around delivering and advancing the 2030 Community Vision and our priority objectives set out in the Organisation Strategy. We work in collaboration with colleagues across every service area of the council and manage many of the council's relationships and advocacy with external partners at a local, regional and national level.

About you

  • A creative problem-solver, ready to generate new ideas and insights
  • An enthusiastic relationship builder
  • A skilled communicator, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to carry out research and analyse data, presenting complex information and recommendations in a clear manner for both expert and non-specialised audiences
  • Comfortable working at pace and with some uncertainty.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience supporting the development and implementation of evidence-led policies and strategies
  • Experience providing advice and briefings to senior stakeholders
  • Understanding of the key strategic issues facing local government, the wider public sector and partners.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27/11/2022.

Interview dates TBC.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact James Ashton-Bell by e-mail at james.ashtonbell@surreycc.gov.uk

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

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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 underrepresented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/217377/28766
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 11:24 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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