Head of Strategy & Design

Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
Up to c£72,000 per annum
24 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Job Type

Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.

We are a Council bursting with energy and opportunity. Our strong grasp of our finances means that we can invest - in our residents, our place and our people.

Over the coming year we will work with our communities to set out what we want Waltham Forest to be by 2030; how that relates to the ever-changing world, and what that means for the services and infrastructure that we need to provide. We need to make sure that everything we are doing today supports that vision, and helps our residents succeed in an increasingly uncertain world.

We need trailblazing leaders who can deliver fast-paced, people-centred design approaches to change. We will design for delivery with work that is insight led, co-created and digitally enabled, pushing collaborative working and igniting creativity.

Our Corporate Development department has been fundamental to Waltham Forest’s successful transformation. We have all of the levers to deliver sustainable change - human resources, digital, ICT, communications, culture, policy, strategy and change services. 

About the role

We are aligning services around a new target operating model and have created the new role of Head of Strategy & Design.  You will operate at the centre of our organisation, championing our new approach, challenging our thinking and driving change.

You will lead and champion the use of strategy, insight and service design across the Council and in our corporate change programmes, supporting the transformation of services and creating innovative models of service delivery that drive financial and social returns on investment.

About You

You will bring expert knowledge of the national policy context and a track record of developing policy and strategy.  You will be passionate about the use of agile approaches to design projects and be able to demonstrate where you have successfully designed for delivery. 

How to Apply

For further information and to apply please click the apply button below or contact Mark Bearn at HAYS Executive on 0207 259 8743 or 07872 672290.

Please submit a current CV along with a supporting statement that addresses the Role Profile and demonstrates how you meet its requirements.  Please also provide details of two referees including name, position, organisation, email and telephone number, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.  If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your permission, please state so clearly.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th July.