Policy & Improvement Officer – Tower Hamlets – Full Time – Contract – £25.71 per hour
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Policy & Improvement Officer with our client in Tower Hamlets.
As a policy & improvement officer you will play a key role in ensuring that the Council is driven by a clear purpose and shared set of priority outcomes, with a focus on client Directorates. Your role will be to help ensure that the Council has robust, responsive and effective strategies and policies in the areas of its client Directorates. You will support partnership, corporate and departmental business planning processes in the area of client Directorates and to provide support to senior officers, members and partners in solving problems and responding to external frameworks, opportunities, risks and events in the areas of client Directorates.
Your duties and responsibilities will include;
* Focusing on client Directorates, to support the development of high-quality strategies, policies and plans drawing on robust evidence and research, working with colleagues across SPP.
* To support the development and implementation of relevant statutory strategies and plans in the areas of client Directorates. This will require the post-holder to maintain a current understanding of any statutory strategies and / or policies that are required within specialist area and ensure that the Council is compliant in all regards.
* Focusing on client Directorates to support the Council’s work with and for external partnerships and regulators ensuring a shared focus on priority outcomes for residents and communities. This will require the post-holder to undertake a wide range of activities including drafting reports and briefings for partnership meetings, direct liaison with partners, coordination of and specialist support to meetings themselves
* To support on a range of subject matters involving public and social policy including community safety, economy, welfare, housing, public health, public realm, regeneration, community cohesion, equality, voluntary and community.
To be suitable for this opportunity; you must have:
* A good understanding of the national and local context for and operations of one or more of the following specialisms:
1 children’s services, including education, children’s social care, and safeguarding
2 Improvement and/or Inspection
3 culture, cohesion, integration, inclusion and equality
* A good understanding of statutory, policy and regulatory frameworks with regard to specialisms listed above.
* A good knowledge in at least one key social policy areas listed above
* Relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience in particular supporting the coordination of functions in the corporate centre or directorates
* Ability to gain experience in more than one of the following: strategic and business planning, equality, scrutiny, partnership, research, commissioning, assessment, performance, public consultation and engagement , inspection, improvement and safeguarding
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