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Development and Sustainability Officer, Children's Services

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£37.722 - £40.869
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Royal Greenwich Children’s Services is an exciting place to work right now.  Join us as we create a new service focussed on driving continuous improvement and innovation for our services to children, young people and families.  

We are changing the way we work to ensure that we are best placed to deliver on the priorities of children, young people, families and all our residents.  In order that we are best placed to meet the challenges ahead and capitalise on the many opportunities, a new service area has been created to support senior leaders across Children’s Services deliver projects, programmes and drive innovation. 

We are now looking for 2 Development and Sustainability Officers who will manage projects and programmes with and on behalf of leaders across the directorate. 

You will be joining a values driven Children’s Services directorate which is ‘Good’ and committed to building brilliant outcomes in a new and evolving service. You will help establish our new service that aims to contribute to improvement across Children’s Services and take us to the next level as we continue to work to ensure that every child and family receives an outstanding service.

Not only will you make a significant difference to Royal Greenwich Children’s Services and the wider Local Authority, you will help drive improvement which will have tangible and long lasting impact on children, young people and families right across Royal Greenwich. 

You will bring the skills and abilities to help manage complex change, the ability to work with a range of colleagues, stakeholders as well as children, young people and families and support service development, continuous improvement and innovation.  We in turn will offer you opportunities for professional development, help you develop your skills in working cross-directorate and provide you with opportunities to get involved and drive exciting projects.

You will have knowledge of project and programme management methodologies and the skills and abilities to put this into practice including high level organisation and the ability to manage a portfolio of projects.  Alongside this, you will be an excellent problem solver and always solution focussed with the ability to challenge the status-quo and provide professional support and challenge to leaders and managers.

Children’s Services prides itself of being a learning organisation and seeks to actively contribute to the council’s organisational learning through ensuring best practice and service development whilst retaining a clear focus upon positive outcomes for children, young people and families across the borough.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise to join us at this exciting time, we would like to hear from you. 

Please ensure the supporting statement section of your application clearly addresses how your skills, knowledge and experience demonstrate that you meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Please note that this role may require you to work anywhere within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact David Travis 020 8921 6467  

PLEASE NOTE - This is a 2 year fixed term contract.

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977 

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interim Working Arrangements: As we review our ways of working, there may be interim working arrangements in place for some of our roles and some roles may still require full or partial essential office attendance. As restrictions ease, alternative working arrangements may be required - please be mindful of this and note the workplace location stated on this advert.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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