Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.
We are a Council bursting with energy and opportunity. Our strong grasp of our finances means that we can invest - in our residents, our place and our people.
Over the coming year we will work with our communities to set out what we want Waltham Forest to be by 2030; how that relates to the ever-changing world, and what that means for the services and infrastructure that we need to provide. We need to make sure that everything we are doing today supports that vision, and helps our residents succeed in an increasingly uncertain world.
We need trailblazing leaders who can deliver fast-paced, people-centred design approaches to change. We will design for delivery with work that is insight led, co-created and digitally enabled, pushing collaborative working and igniting creativity.
We are transforming our Town Hall site into a civic campus for our residents, our communities and our future organisation. As Change and Engagement lead for the organisational change elements of the transformation programme, you will help us deliver our vision for how our staff, residents and communities will work together, both within the new campus and across all of our key sites.
This is an exciting time to join Waltham Forest – London’s first Borough of Culture and the winner of the MJ “Council of the year” award. We are busy creating a Council for the future and this is your chance to join an ambitious, customer focussed Corporate Development directorate during a time of change and transformation.
About the role:
The Change and Engagement Lead role (Fixed Term contract) will play an important role in ensuring our ambitious plans support the development of a uniquely Waltham Forest culture. This key role is responsible for planning, managing and delivering, innovative change and engagement activities on the Town Hall Campus regeneration programme, providing strategic advice and support to the council’s officers and elected members.
We’re looking for individuals who are driven to improve public services, and who have a real passion for delivering change at pace in a dynamic environment. Candidates should have significant practical experience of delivering successful, high-profile change initiatives working with senior leaders to make a demonstrable difference. But above all, it’s your excellent interpersonal skills that will help you stand out – we’re looking for someone with the ability to challenge how we work in Waltham Forest in order to make us the very best in class.