Strategy and Policy Manager
An exciting opportunity for a Strategy and Policy Manager has become available on a 12-month basis within the busy Strategy and Design team at Waltham Forest Council.
About the role:
As Strategy and Policy Manager, you will play a key role in the development and delivery of the Council’s ambitions, working closely with senior officers and elected members.
You will drive the development and delivery of high-quality strategic programmes on a wide range of subject areas on high-profile, cross-cutting pieces of work in support of Council priorities.
You will lead, plan, develop and deliver an expert professional service, managing a team of policy and strategy officers that will test innovative ways of how we can approach some of the most pressing challenges facing the borough, including our long-term response to the cost-of-living crisis and a more preventative approach to tackling health inequalities.
The postholder will be required to apply strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills to lead strategic priority programmes and provide high quality policy advice within a fast-paced environment.
You will have a positive, can-do approach, be resilient, highly motivated, and able to work with agility in a pressurised political environment.
You will be required to establish and maintain strong working relationships with Council services, senior officers, elected members, and our external partners to shape responses to the most pressing challenges facing the borough, including our long-term response to cost-of-living crisis and a more preventative approach to tackling health inequalities.
You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work creatively and positively to find solutions to problems.
About Waltham Forest:
Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities and increase social cohesion. Building on our year as the first ever London Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances. We have recently opened Fellowship Square, a new public space to bring communities together and will be at the heart of a new neighbourhood.
Our ambition is to ensure all our residents can enjoy a good quality life. This includes working with residents to tackle the inequalities they face. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally-driven and commercially-minded; a Council focussed on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Moushumi Bhadra, Assistant Director of Strategy and Design, via emailing: Moushumi.firstname.lastname@example.org