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Strategy Partnership and Policy Officer

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£49,854 - £56,565 per annum
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

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About Us:

Develop life-changing strategies and policies in Children’s Services and help us build on a reputation for delivering high-quality children’s services.

In Kensington and Chelsea and our neighbouring borough of Westminster, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most affluent and most deprived wards. We have high aspirations for all our children and young people to reach their full potential and realise their ambitions, particularly those who are vulnerable. The policies and strategies we develop have the voice of our communities at heart. We involve children when we make important decisions about their lives, ensuring that they feel listened to and are empowered to shape the services that affect them. If you’re curious, passionate and want to make a difference, join us.

The Role:

As Strategy, Partnerships and Policy Officer, you’ll be a vital member of a small team who are developing our strategies and policies for the next three years. Join us and you’ll find there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the impact of a policy, strategy, or a plan you have developed changing real lives. Here, you’ll enjoy a great deal of autonomy. We are open to your ideas, and we welcome your ambition, with plenty of support to develop. 

As well as helping to articulate our strategic priorities and shape policy, you’ll lead on research and oversight of performance reporting and policy developments. The evidence you provide will inform commissioning, innovation, and transformation activities. Relationship building and communication - with senior leaders, cabinet members and key stakeholders - will be at the heart of your work. You will coordinate preparation for all external inspections at the same time as ensuring Senior Leaders are well supported. We will look to you to inspire confidence in our service and help to promote a culture of continuous improvement and enterprise.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

To join us, you’ll need a degree level education plus relevant experience of working in a policy or strategy function. A creative thinker with good communication skills, you develop new ideas to solve complex problems. Skilled in research and excellent with data, you have the ability to interpret diverse source of information and make sound decisions. Your passion for children and young persons’ issues is matched by your knowledge of the policy and legislative context for Children’s Services. It is your flair for collaboration and influencing at all levels that really sets you apart. 

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.

Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:

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