This is a role that touches on all aspect of our organisation’s work. We have a well-established matrix management approach that enables us to apply a more flexible approach to how we resource projects, building capacity and offering our staff a more diverse set of professional development opportunities.
Your focus will be on looking within and across the Council, working with colleagues in different service areas to review corporate performance and evaluate alternative models of working. In addition, this role is responsible for funding opportunities, and supporting the commercial ambitions of the Council through its subsidiaries and sponsorship of key partnership projects and programmes. We want someone to ask questions, provoke debate and continually road test our approach to ensure we continue to evolve how we work in the best interests of our residents.
It’s an opportunity that demands a meticulous approach, but that doesn’t mean getting bogged down in detail.
You’ll need the breadth of perspective and capacity of thought to establish a thorough understanding of the machinations of a complex organisation and then distil that into clear strategic recommendations to leadership colleagues and elected members. You’ll need to present highly developed financial and commercial thinking and assure that you can make the practical connections between service delivery and strategic objectives. It’s essential that you can foster strong working relationships with others, that are founded on trust and shared objectives, in order to constructively challenge how we currently do things.