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Policy Officer Strategy
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: D5/20/121961
  • Published: Mon 17/02/2020, 14:32 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 05/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,154 - £47,189 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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Policy Officer Strategy

About us:

We have high ambitions to deliver a co-ordinated approach, with genuine oversight of how activities, processes and services undertaken by the Council, deliver our priority outcomes.

We work closely with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the aspirations of the Council. We are a committed and enthusiastic team, responsible for embedding a strategic culture across the organisation.

About you:

This is a great opportunity for an adaptable professional with functional knowledge of key business processes, an ability to challenge, question and analyse, and a confident approach to developing new ideas. You will have great people skills to be able to work with partners and stakeholders to drive forward the Council’s ambitions.

Job Profile:

You will be responsible for playing a key role in articulating the Councils priority outcomes through facilitating service planning, strategy development, strategic partnerships, grants and events across the Council’s services.

You will also support the Senior Policy Officer to coordinate and deliver corporate partnerships including Community Safety, Safeguarding and our Military Covenant.

You will be expected to perform at level 3 accountability in the attached role profile.

Job purpose:

To articulate the Council’s priorities, develop strategies to deliver these priorities and communicate them effectively to key stakeholders. Owning the corporate approach to service planning, strategy, partnerships, grants and events.

Skill and experience required:

  • highly developed working knowledge of strategic planning, corporate planning, business planning or policy development
  • information analysis
  • presentation and communication of complex information
  • stakeholder, partnership and relationship management
  • preparing and writing reports
  • strong IT skills with the ability to adapt to new systems and processes
  • good organisation and administration skills and experience


The benefits include:

  • flexible working options including home working
  • relocation assistance where eligible
  • pension scheme and childcare voucher schemes
  • a supportive Employee Assistance Programme

About Guildford

Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities.  All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.

A Driving licence valid to drive in the UK and use of own transport during working hours in order to attend meetings is required.

How to Apply

Our preferred method is online application however if you do require a hard copy application pack please contact Human Resources, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB. Telephone (01483) 444111 (24-hr). Alternatively e-mail quoting the relevant post number. Please note that we do not accept CVs, please ensure that you complete the application form fully. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment. To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers. Follow us on Twitter @GuildfordBC

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