Newham is a borough brimming with energy, opportunity and diversity. As London continues to move East, it is a microcosm of everything the Capital has to offer. As a council we have a renewed sense of purpose resulting from change at all levels including a relatively new Elected Mayor and Chief Executive.
The Continuous Improvement Team is at the forefront of change in Newham. In the face of reduced government funding, the London Borough of Newham is not reducing its ambition for its residents. The team’s work is an important part of maintaining that responsibility. Our focus is on delivering the Council’s transformational strategy and key mayoral priorities.
The significance of the way Newham is changing is best understood from the commitment that the Mayor and her new administration have made to put ‘people at the heart of everything we do’.
Our projects include:
- Newham Change Portfolio – transforming the way we work;
- Supporting large and complex commercial projects - unlocking value of existing assets and finding new investments to deliver social and financial returns to the Council; and
- Advising existing services on how to be more commercial – this doesn’t necessarily mean increasing prices but being innovative in our thinking.
Located at our modern Dockside office you will enjoy excellent transport links, modern facilities, and staff benefits including discounts on a number of local businesses and clubs. In this role, you will become part of a high energy and multi skilled team that is at the forefront of delivering a major culture change programme within the Council. The Newham Change Portfolio Team is growing, so if you want the opportunity to make a real difference to the everyday lives of our rapidly growing population, we want to hear from you!
Continuous Improvement Manager - 1 Permanent position and 1 Fixed Term for 18 months
£47,511 - £50,448 pa
The post will offer the opportunity to be an integral and key part the council’s ongoing transformation.
The Continuous Improvement Programme is aiming to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Council by putting residents at the heart of everything we do.
- Becoming more efficient means improving the processes and systems used by the Council to perform and deliver the services that residents want.
- Being more effective means changing the operating model used by the Council to support the drive to greater efficiency.
- Engaging with the residents means designing our processes in ways which meet the residents’ needs.
As a Continuous Improvement Manager you will be required to lead work streams across a variety of key projects.
- Dealing with Directors and Executive Level stakeholders,
- Deliver with excellent project management skills and a relentless focus on achieving results,
- Build consensus across the Council,
- Find innovative ways to deliver commercial ideas in the public sector,
- Identify new efficiencies and improvement opportunities,
- Understand financial information and propose opportunities for more efficient and effective working,
- Promote a data driven and evidence based approach to recommendations and decision making,
- Design, automate, and reengineer important processes,
- Work with a range of services and advisors, to challenge and manage them to get the best result for Newham, and
- Steer projects through the Council’s internal governance processes.
We’re seeking people who are passionate about what they do and keen to work with public services to improve people’s lives and who understand the broader political and policy context in which public services work.
Ultimately, we want quick learners, who can think ahead and take responsibility for their tasks.
To be considered for this role it is essential you have:
- Experience at management level on business analysis, change, project management and transformation
- Experience in delivering continuous improvement at a strategic level
- Excellent stakeholder management skills and proven experience of working in cross-functional environments
- A collaborative approach
- The ability to be flexible and adaptable
- Good communication skills
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.