Are you ambitious? Tower Hamlets is hiring. Give us a call!
Tower Hamlets is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and as a council we are continuously striving to provide the highest quality services for our residents.
By 2022 we want to be recognised as a truly dynamic, outcomes-based organisation using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We will be using data captured across the organisation to help inform and monitor strategic priorities and our approach to strategic planning will be rigorously focused on improving outcomes for residents.
We are now recruiting a full-time Strategy and Policy Officer (Place) with expertise in housing policy to join our newly created corporate service. You will drive forward a significant organisational and partnership change programme, enabling us to deliver our vision, continue our improvement journey, and maintain constant focus on what matters to our residents. While the post-holder will be supporting Place Directorate, we expect our team members to work flexibly in a matrix management environment.
To play a key role in ensuring that the Council is driven by a clear purpose and shared set of priority outcomes, with a focus on Place Directorate.
To help ensure that the Council has robust, responsive and effective strategies and policies in the areas of Place Directorate.
To support partnership, corporate and departmental business planning processes in the area of Place Directorate.
To provide support to senior officers, members and partners in solving problems and responding to external frameworks, opportunities, risks and events in the areas of Place Directorate.
A good understanding of the national and local context for Place directorate related to the role, in particular, housing policy
Ability to gain experience of more than one of the following: strategic and business planning, equality, scrutiny, partnership, commissioning, assessment, public consultation and engagement, inspection, improvement and safeguarding.
Analytical skills and lateral thinking to develop creative and innovative solutions.
Excellent oral, written and visual communication skills to engage a range of stakeholders.
Closing date: 23rd April 2019
Shortlisting Commencing 24th April 2019Interviews: Week Commencing 6th May 2019