About Barnet Council
Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces, and diverse communities all help make it a wonderful place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better. As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values: Caring, Learning to Improve, Inclusive, Collaborate.
The Programmes, Performance and Risk (PPR) Service is part of the new Customer and Place Directorate. The Service oversees the council’s approach to programmes, performance and risk management; providing assurance on the delivery of outcomes in the Barnet Plan and via our strategic contracts with Capita and The Barnet Group; as well as providing executive and business support to the Council Management Team and Customer and Place Senior Leadership Team.
About the role
You will maintain and promote a robust and effective performance and risk management regime. You will work collaboratively across the council, including with strategic contractors, to collate and review performance and risk information for reporting.
- Support the development/refresh of business plans outlining how the council’s priorities will be delivered and performance and risk monitored.
- Provide assurance that the council’s priorities are being delivered through effective performance and risk management arrangements, including with strategic contractors, ensuring that services are escalating issues for senior officers, partners and Members to consider.
- Collate performance and risk information for reporting to senior officer meetings, contract and partnership meetings, boards and committees - seeking commentary from senior officers - and support the final submission of performance and risk reports.
- Oversee, understand and maintain systems and processes for performance and risk monitoring and reporting, including provision of advice, guidance material and training to relevant officers and strategic contractors.
- Undertake research, analysis and interpretation to support senior officers in scrutinising performance and risk.
You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the organisation. You will demonstrate a good understanding of performance and risk management; have practical experience of maintaining systems, writing reports and creating dashboards; an ability to interpret complex subject areas and problem solve; and display excellent judgement and political awareness.
What we offer
- 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
- Flexible Government pension options, with contributions of over 26%
- Work-life balance options may include hybrid working, flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
- A vast range of lifestyle discounts from major retailers, supermarkets, energy suppliers and more
- Broad range of payroll benefits including cycle to work, eye care vouchers, travel and gym membership
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Employee well- being training programs including confidential employee assistance.
How to apply
Read the job description and person specification before clicking ‘Apply’ to commence the online application form. If you would like any further information about the role before applying, please contact Alaine Clarke, Head of Programmes, Performance & Risk (PPR), incl. Executive Office, email@example.com
Barnet 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. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.
To deliver Barnet Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Council delivers. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. For further information, please read our equality statement.
Barnet Council embraces all forms of flexible working (including part-time, compressed hours, and remote working) and is committed to offering employees a healthy work-life balance. Candidates are encouraged to talk about relevant requirements and preferences at interview. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
Barnet Council is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact the lead contact on this advert. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure our disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout our recruitment process. We support the access to work scheme, further details are available at www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply
All posts with the council are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the council satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.
Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.
Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically. Should you not hear from us within four working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.