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Reference: 66283

Date Added: 5 June 2018
Closing Date: 25 June 2018

Job Title: Head of Improvement

Working For: London Councils

Location: London

Salary: £49,300 - £61,339 pa

Job Details

There has never been a more exciting - or challenging - time to be involved in local government. We are in a period of significant change and opportunity.

With the national performance framework a thing of the past, the government is looking to promote greater local accountability through sector-led improvement (SLI). Local authorities are now expected to drive their own performance and improvement processes rather than going through a top down national assessment process.

Local accountability also means greater transparency and even more engagement with local residents and businesses, tailoring services and driving up standards to ensure that they deliver value for money outcomes that continue to meet the ever higher expectations of local residents: all during a period of sustained funding reductions.

Through a range of SLI activities, such as robust peer support and challenge processes and benchmarking, London boroughs are on a continuous journey of improvement.

You will work closely with senior officers and chief executives on a national, regional and borough basis. You will lead a team that provides a range of support for the Chief Executives London Committee including: the annual programme of regular committee meetings; a robust peer support and challenge process; and the delivery of a programme of improvement activity that the committee commissions through the London Self-Improvement Board to help deliver assurance and drive improvement across the full range of local government services.

You will need to demonstrate strong leadership, analytical and organisational skills and have a proven ability to work with senior local government officers. You will understand and be fluent in data analysis and have excellent written and oral presentation skills, in particular the ability to present a wide range of information clearly and concisely to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that London’s councils have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. We also run a number of services on behalf of the boroughs including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge.

Closing Date: 25 June 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interview Date: Tuesday 3 July 2018

Application Details

To apply online please visit https://jobs.londoncouncils.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC712 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

Website: http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk

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