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Senior Strategy Officer

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/286282
  • Published: Wed 03/07/2024, 17:34 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,855 - £50,088
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

The role

Southwark is committed to deliver ‘a green, thriving and inclusive economy’ that benefits everyone. That means supporting our local high streets to thrive; helping local businesses to start and grow while reducing their emissions and environmental impact; supporting our residents into good jobs and opportunities that will earn them a fair wage and narrow inequalities; and offering a first-class local skills offer to help people of all ages to progress in their careers of choice.

This role is located within the council’s Local Economy Team; a fast-paced team with a range of important, high-profile council commitments to deliver. We are seeking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a team approach and an ability to deliver to deadlines while managing competing priorities.

Reporting to a Principal Strategy Officer, you will lead and manage economic development projects across a diverse range of areas that could include research and policy development; governance; business planning and engagement; and commissioning.

You will also engage with a wide range of people and services. While working within a team you will also have contact with senior officers and elected members of the Council, as well as building and maintaining relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

About You:

The successful candidate will be experienced in leading and managing complex projects. We are looking for someone who:

  • Employs an assertive yet personable approach to achieving your goals.
  • Is a skilled communicator, with the ability to build credible relationships across the council and with a range of external stakeholders to successfully deliver strategic priorities.
  • Is thorough and well organised with an eye for detail; comfortable chairing meetings; has excellent report writing and presentation skills; and able to present in a wide variety of formats to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Responds calmly and professionally where there may be competing priorities.
  • Has enthusiasm, initiative and drive, and a commitment to your own learning and development.

About Us:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

Additional details

There is x1 permanent full-time position as well as x1 full-time, fixed-term position for 24 months.

Standard full-time 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Patrick Doherty, Principal Strategy Officer by email patrick.doherty@southwark.gov.uk

Benefits and more information:

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible-working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits.

You will join a motivated, high achieving and supportive team, which values its members while striving for excellence and making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough.

For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.

Recruitment timetable

  • Closing date: 26 July 2024 at 23:59. 
  • Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 5 August 2024.

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council. 

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How to Apply

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  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/24/286282
  • Published: Wed 03/07/2024, 17:34 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,855 - £50,088
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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