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Senior Strategy & Policy Manager (Children and Culture) - 12 month FTC

Role Purpose

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Tower Hamlets is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and as a council we are continuously striving to provide the highest quality services for our residents. By 2022 we want to be recognised as a truly dynamic, outcomes-based organisation that effectively uses digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough.

We are looking for a Senior Strategy and Policy Manager to join our Strategy, Policy and Performance service, focusing on children's social care, education, youth services and sport, leisure and culture. As a senior manager, you will lead programmes of work that seek to improve outcomes for residents in the borough overall, and children and families in particular.

The main focus of this role will be on supporting improvements in education and developing our capacity in relation to sport, leisure and culture. Knowledge of these areas as well as social care and youth services would be beneficial. These are high-profile and fast-paced area of works that feature on the London and national policy agendas. Successfully completing the role will require excellent communication, organisational and analysis skills; as well as a willingness to learn. Joining us at this exciting time will give you a genuine opportunity to shape the future of children's and cultural services in the borough.

• 1 x Senior Strategy & Policy Manager (Children and Culture) - 12 month FTC

Key Responsibilities

To lead the provision of Strategy and Policy services in relation to Children and Culture ensuring the success of relevant services and a positive contribution to the Council's strategic goals.

To play a visible and impactful leadership role outside the organisation and with partners in relation to Children and Culture ensuring a shared focus on priority outcomes for communities and residents and continual learning and improvement for the Council.

To provide strategic leadership to and operational management of the strategy and policy team as an integral part of the Strategy, Policy and Performance directorate as well as a business partner for Directorate Leadership Teams.

To provide expert advice to senior officers, members and partners in policy and strategy, managing risk, designing interventions, solving problems and responding to external frameworks, opportunities, risks and events


An expert understanding of policy environment for children's social care, education, youth services and/or sport, parks and culture.

Experience of coordinating and leading more than one of the following: strategic and business planning, equality, scrutiny, partnership, commissioning, assessment, public consultation and engagement, inspection, improvement and safeguarding.

Analytical skills and lateral thinking to develop creative and innovative solutions.

Excellent oral, written and visual communication skills.

Additional Information

Closing date: 27th October 2019
Shortlisting date: Week Commencing 28 th October 2019

Interviews: Week Commencing 4th November 2019

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV's or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website via the button below.

51162.00 - 54174.00 GBP Annual

Senior Strategy & Policy Manager (Children and Culture) - 12 month FTC

London, UK

Published on 27 Nov 2019