Performance Consultant (Early Careers)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/987/13689
  • Published: Wed 28/04/2021, 15:36 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 11/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Woodhatch, Reigate,

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Performance Consultant (Early Careers)

The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36-hour working week. 

If the idea of being part of a team which is committed to making a real impact to public service and to the lives of the residents of Surrey appeals, then this opportunity is for you!

About Surrey

We have high ambitions here at Surrey County Council – our aim is to be recognised, simply, as outstanding and we are in the midst of organisation wide transformation that will help us get there. The challenge is huge, the opportunities- even greater!

We have completely re-designed and re-focused our HR&OD function, with a strong focus on modernising our organisation, culture, and workforce – where individuals thrive and are able to perform at their very best. You will be encouraged to think differently, share your experience, and create solutions that truly deliver change.

The Opportunity

As part of our refreshed HR and OD function, you will play a critical role working alongside the organisation to enhance organisational performance.

We are committed to creating Early Career opportunities that strengthen our talent pipelines, develop essential skills, and support employment prospects for our residents.

We have a long tradition in Surrey of providing apprenticeships, work experience and other opportunities for young people and we want to enhance this offer further. Now, is an excellent time to join as we explore new and exciting approaches to support early careers, including the introduction of our new Kickstart Scheme.

Your focus will be to develop our early careers community and implement effective talent development interventions that maximise the potential of our workforce. You will do this through analysing and diagnosing issues to identify and design bespoke interventions that will lever change and get to the heart of the matter. Specifically, this will include:

  • Supporting the management and delivery of early career programmes that enable our talent to realise their potential, including the Kickstart Scheme and National Graduate Development Programme
  • Designing and facilitating engaging workshops, events and development programmes that grow the capabilities and strengths of our early talent
  • Collaborating with internal services and partner organisations to analyse approaches that support youth employment and identify ways to enhance our offering.
  • Contributing to the exploration and design of wider Talent Management approach.

About you

To be shortlisted for this role, please evidence in your application how you meet the requirements below:

  • Educated to degree level in a related subject, or equivalent experience, you will have good working knowledge of talent management and youth employment.
  • A confident and creative approach to problem solving with a passion for learning and career development
  • Previous experience of delivering engaging workshops, events and development interventions that create a real impact
  • A consultative, collaborative, and credible approach to your work
  • Experience of being involved in early careers initiatives in a large organisation
  • Experience of working with Job Centre Plus, Department for Work and Pensions, training providers and other educational settings
  • Informed decision making underpinned by data and insight

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11th May 2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Lien Cross on 07863605170 or by e-mail at

Please note this role is offered as a 12-month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity to join our Leadership and Talent Development Team and support with our current portfolio of projects. 

This role is based at Woodhatch Place in Reigate, however we are committed to agile working, therefore you will be encouraged to work flexibly to enable you to achieve your best.

We encourage flexible working and are committed to promoting a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile telephone will be supplied to help you fulfil your role and to work both virtually and flexibly. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave and may also join the local government salary-related pension scheme, as well as our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As an Equal opportunities employer, we want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice, reflecting the community we serve. We particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

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