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Strategy and Policy Manager

Strategy and Policy Manager

Vacancy Reference Number: GOV00210

Closing Date: 08 Dec 2019

Directorate: Governance

Division: Policy Performance and Delivery

Section: Strategy and Performance

Team: N/A

Grade: PO5 - £44,374 - £47,274

Contract Type: Temporary-Fixed Term Contract (FTC) / Secondment

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week: 35

Benefits and Allowances

We are recruiting to the following vacancy:

• 1 x Strategy & Policy Manager (Children's) - Fixed-term contract for 12 months

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

Role Purpose

Are you ambitious? Tower Hamlets is hiring. Give us a call!

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.

We are looking for a strategy and policy team manager to join our Strategy, Policy and Performance service, focusing on children's social care, education, youth services and sport, leisure and culture. You will drive forward a programme of work that seeks to improve outcomes for residents in the borough overall, and children and families in particular.

We are looking for an experienced strategy and policy team manager to join the team that supports the Children and Culture Directorate which includes social care, education, youth services and sport, leisure and culture. 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.

We are recruiting to the following vacancy:

• 1 x Strategy & Policy Manager (Children's) - Fixed-term contract for 12 months

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the Council is driven by a clear purpose and shared set of priority outcomes
  • To play a key leadership role outside the organisation, including maintaining extensive networks across local, regional and national organisations, sharing innovation and learning
  • To ensure that the Council has robust, responsive and effective strategies, policies and partnership arrangements
  • To develop and implement partnership and corporate and departmental business planning processes in the area of client directorate related to the role
  • To provide a high degree of support to senior officers, elected members and partners in solving problems and responding to external frameworks, opportunities, risks and events in the area of the Council's health, adult's and community services

Requirements

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

Closing date: 8th December 2019.

Shortlisting date: 9th December 2019.

Interview date: Week Commencing 16th December 2019.

For further information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Jonathan Solomons on .

To apply, please visit our website via the button below.

Strategy and Policy Manager

LONDON BOROUGH OF TOWER HAMLETS
London, UK
Permanent

Published on 9 Dec 2019