Job Title: Planning and Performance Manager
Directorate: Finance and Corporate Services
Full time and Permanent
Who we are
The Electoral Commission is the independent body that regulates party and election finance, innovative, delivering great value and getting right what matters most to voters and legislators. Planning and performance are fundamental in leading the Commission to identify and organise its response to ‘what matters most to voters and legislators’ and evidencing our achievements.
The Commission is 20 years old this year. The arrival of a new Chair of the Commission, the need to build new ways of working post-Covid and devolved accountability to the Scottish and Welsh parliaments all create an environment where we are looking to evolve our approach significantly across all aspects of planning and performance. This key role enables the Commission to demonstrate to its funders, the activities and outcomes it delivers, for the monies they provide.
As the Manager your role will be influential in defining change and leading the organisation through the necessary steps. You will need to command the confidence both of senior management and of staff. You will bring a clear vision of the kind of approach we could aspire to have to planning and performance; you will be able to develop a strategy, deliver the practical steps to make that a reality and gain the commitment of the organisation to your approach.
You will support producing directorate operational plans and key performance indicators, and ensure that measurement of our impact – known as benefits realisation – are fully reflected in our work. You will also recognise the need to reflect differing approaches to planning and performance in different parts of the UK.
You will work closely with the Chief Executive and Executive Team to develop the corporate and business plans, and deliver performance reports. You will also work directly with the corporate planning delivery group, Senior Leadership Team and Corporate Project Management Office, to develop this work and ensure that the Executive Team and Commission Board have access to expert advice.
More generally you will raise awareness and drive the integration of strategic and operational planning, performance, project and programme management, risk management and audit and assurance at the Commission.
You will have excellent people skills, able to work collaboratively and use your influencing skills, and understand of planning and performance, to create meaningful change with a variety of stakeholders. As important, you will be a proactive self-starter, strong analytical and logical problem solver, and have a keen interest in and good understanding of planning, performance, risk and projects, and the drive to make a real difference.
This is a full-time permanent position which could be considered on a job-share basis. The role is based within our Planning and Performance Team at our London office, but you will also work closely with our teams based in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
If this role sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. For further information, please contact David Bailey, Head of Strategic Planning and Performance via DBailey@electoralcommission.org.uk or telephone 020 7271 0526.
The Electoral Commission offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules) which include a valuable range of benefits.
If you are interested in this role please visit our website; http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/jobs to download the job description and person specification, before applying online.
The closing date for applications is Monday 19 April 2021 at 12 noon.
We would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from B.A.M.E. candidates are particularly welcomed