Strategy and Partnerships Officer
At the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames we are an ambitious, forward thinking London Borough with a substantial growth and regeneration agenda. The ambition is matched by the recognition to preserve and enhance our historical buildings, parks and gardens; improve our association with the Thames; and continue to be one of the best shopping destinations to visit in the UK. Our offices are located in the town centre just a few steps from the ancient market, thriving town centre and the waterfront.
We offer the chance to join a forward thinking organisation that is committed to transforming its business and improving outcomes for residents and driving improved value for money. We have a modern working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly and collaboratively.
The Council is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for our communities. To do this the Council needs people who thrive in a networked organisation are highly motivated, creative, and able to prioritise a varied and challenging work programme. For the right individuals we offer competitive salary, agile working and the opportunity to work with like-minded people based in one of the most attractive places to live in the country.
About the role
This is an exciting role in the new Strategy and Engagement function at the heart of the Council, supporting the development and delivery of key corporate strategy and policy. The council has recently launched a new Corporate Plan that sets the vision for the borough and for the council over the next four years and this is a vital role in ensuring the delivery of the key outcomes and priorities of the plan, including sustainability, the climate emergency and air quality. This role is pivotal in developing key strategic partnerships across the borough and ensuring that strategies are turned into actions to get the best outcomes for communities.
We are looking for a candidate with experience and a proven track record of contributing to corporate strategy with strong networking and partnership skills.
Our candidate is someone who can work effectively with key stakeholders including Members, residents, communities, partner organisations and other public services.
They will build networks and relationships with teams across the council, residents, communities and other external partners to develop and deliver coordinated and effective strategic responses. This is a role that offers career progression. You will have the ability to work independently on key projects and priorities and meet milestones to progress to the next grade.
Benefits we offer
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
•Up to 29 days annual leave – In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
•Local government pension scheme
•Interest free season loan ticket
•Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
•Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
•Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
•A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
•Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Kate Leyland – Corporate Strategy and Partnerships Manager on 020 85475070 for an informal discussion or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please complete our online application form, making sure you provide a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the role profile when completing your supporting statement
Closing Date: 7/07/2019