This is an exciting opportunity to join Wyre Council and develop a team to work at the very heart of our decision-making and corporate planning process. You will have a close working relationship with the Chief Executive, Corporate Directors and Elected Members, making this an exciting and influential role.
You will have a unique opportunity to grow and develop your own team that will shape the way the council makes decisions by promoting the value of using data, insight and performance information to inform decision making and strategic direction. You will be responsible for providing policy advice and guidance and will lead on the development and delivery of the council’s Corporate Plan, which sets the strategic direction and priorities for the council.
The successful candidate will have experience of strategic policy and strategy development with a relevant project and/or programme management skills or qualification e.g. Prince2. With good understanding of performance management and knowledge of quality/improvement tools and their application, you will have an analytical and creative mind which is able to identify new and more impactful ways of working with data.
With experience of managing and leading transformation and change programmes, while thinking and acting strategically, you will have good communication skills and have the necessary skills to succeed in a political environment, with a good understanding of the challenges facing Local Government and the future provision of services.
In return we can offer you a permanent, full time position with a salary up to £45,441 and up to 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays. Wyre also offers hybrid working arrangements and great work/life balance with our flexible working arrangements. We have a generous employer pension contribution rate, free onsite parking, a reduced YMCA membership rate, access to occupational health and wellbeing services, extensive training and development opportunities and a supportive workplace culture that allows you to develop and grow.
For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Joanne Billington, Head of Governance and Business Support on 01253 887372.
Closing date: 12 November 2023