The starting salary for this position is £45,734 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
Your nominal base will be Fairmount House in Leatherhead but staff in the Project Team operate an ‘Agile’ working system – this means that you can work from a number of different locations, including from home, as determined by the requirements of your project. You may reasonably expect to work from an office location in Surrey for two days per week on average.
This position will offer you the opportunity to have significant influence upon large-scale projects that shape the strategic direction of the Adults Social Care Directorate.
You will manage the development of strategies, projects and service development activities to ensure the Directorate is well positioned to adapt service provision to future needs. You will provide high quality needs analysis, be able to identify and assess options and provide evidence-based policy advice. You will work collaboratively with senior officers across the Directorate, other areas of the Council and with partners locally, regionally and nationally. You will ensure the Directorate’s decisions are supported by robust implementation and change management plans.
The role requires strong analytical skills, an ability to see the big picture, and the ability to deal with ambiguity. You will have good communication, engagement and organisation skills and experience of working in a project and/or policy development environment, with a strong track record of managing complexity and delivering successful outcomes. You will have a good understanding of the national social care policy agenda, where the focus is upon personalisation and collaboration.
The team operates in a matrix style where you will be leading and working in a small team and undertaking a number of projects. Your responsibilities will also include staff development and management.
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This job advert closes at 23:59 on Thursday 19th May.
Interviews will take place the week commencing 23rd May.
For an informal discussion please contact Patrick Lines, Lead Project Manager, Adult Social Care on 07814 665782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of your application you will need to upload a CV and personal statement. We ask that your statement is no longer than two sides of A4 and details your skills, experience and reasons for applying for the role.
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From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.