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.
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.
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.
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
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.