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Corporate Policy Team Leader

Employer
Oxfordshire County Council
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£51,774 - £54,880
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced policy practitioner to lead the corporate policy team.

About us

Corporate policy is a key area of the organisation and you will be joining a high profile and experienced delivery function, taking the lead in enhancing the corporate offer and high-level outcomes that the team provides.

About the role

Working in the corporate core of the organisation, the role will lead and develop the central policy team to support the delivery of organisational policy and strategy in line with the Council's strategic plan.

About you

Successful candidates will be a motivational and empowering leader who can develop and lead a team of policy officers and support the development of our National Management Trainees. You will have excellent inter-personal skills and a proven track record in fostering relationships with a range of colleagues and line-management experience. You will be experienced in policy and strategy development, ideally in a local government setting, and have significant experience of working with elected members.

Rewards and benefits

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Emily Schofield, Head of Strategy, emily.schofield@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 

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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Guaranteed interviews

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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