Strategic Policy Officer
Strategic Policy Officer (2 posts available)
Salary: £32,234- £36,922 per annum
37 Hours per week – External / Internal Secondment / Fixed Term - until 31 March 2023
Please seek approval from your existing employer before making an application for the post(s) as a secondment.
About the role
Do you want to be at the heart of driving forward Staffordshire County Council’s priorities, and improving outcomes for the people of Staffordshire? Are you inquisitive, analytical, and able to write and communicate compellingly?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join the Policy and Insight Team as a Strategic Policy Officer on a secondment / Fixed Term (up to March 2023). You will have the opportunity to influence and shape the strategic direction and decision-making, across the County Council. You will be working in an ambitious fast paced team, working to support the Wider Leadership Team, Senior Leadership Team and Cabinet to explore opportunities, and positively respond to the challenges facing local public services.
There will be significant opportunity for agile working (with the option of an office base) and based on business need.
What you’ll bring
We are seeking 2 flexible, dynamic professionals. You’ll bring a passion for public services along with great analytical and communication skills. We would welcome hearing from recent graduates as well as colleagues with indirect experience.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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Closing Date: 30 November 2021
Interview Date: 14 /15 December 2021 (via Microsoft Teams)
For more information about the role please contact: Keith Luscombe, Strategic Policy and Partnerships Manager, email@example.com
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Benefits for working for us….
We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
- The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
- A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
- Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- Volunteering Scheme
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- Eye care vouchers
- Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
- Bus and rail travel discounts