Head of Improvement
Head of Improvement
Starting salary of £49,300 rising to £61,339 pa (Band E)
Permanent, full time vacancy (this post is also a secondment opportunity)
There has never been a more exciting - or challenging - time to be involved in local government. We are in a period of significant change and opportunity.
With the national performance framework a thing of the past, the government is looking to promote greater local accountability through sector-led improvement (SLI). Local authorities are now expected to drive their own performance and improvement processes rather than going through a top down national assessment process.
Local accountability also means greater transparency and even more engagement with local residents and businesses, tailoring services and driving up standards to ensure that they deliver value for money outcomes that continue to meet the ever higher expectations of local residents: all during a period of sustained funding reductions.
Through a range of SLI activities, such as robust peer support and challenge processes and benchmarking, London boroughs are on a continuous journey of improvement.
As the Head of Improvement, you will work closely with senior officers and chief executives on a national, regional and borough basis. You will lead a team that provides a range of support for the Chief Executives London Committee including: the annual programme of regular committee meetings; a robust peer support and challenge process; and the delivery of a programme of improvement activity that the committee commissions through the London Self-Improvement Board to help deliver assurance and drive improvement across the full range of local government services.
You will need to demonstrate strong leadership, analytical and organisational skills and have a proven ability to work with senior local government officers. You will understand and be fluent in data analysis and have excellent written and oral presentation skills, in particular the ability to present a wide range of information clearly and concisely to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Applying for this role
London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that London’s councils have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. We also run a number of services on behalf of the boroughs including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge.
To apply online please click the APPLY button below.
Closing date for applications: Monday 25 June 2018.
Interview date: Tuesday 3 July 2018.
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC712 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.
As a Disability Confident Employer, London Councils will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post