Senior Policy and Scrutiny Officer
Salary range: £41,847 - £44,691 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Working at the corporate heart of the council, you’ll lead on the development and implementation of policies, initiatives and projects related to the improvement of council services. In this varied role you’ll help develop the strategic policy agenda for the organisation, focusing on areas of cross-council importance. You’ll also provide high level support to scrutiny committees, such as in the development and delivery of their work programmes, organising and managing in-depth pieces of work and drafting major reports focused on making services better for local people.
We’re looking for people who are familiar with how local government works, and the challenges it faces. You’ll be able to think strategically, develop evidence-based solutions to complex problems, and translate them into practical action. You’ll have initiative and a “can-do” attitude, and also be able to develop relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues across departments and organisations. You’ll also be a strong and persuasive communicator, able to provide advice and support to key stakeholders, including councillors.
Closing Date: 13 January 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.