Position Details: Permanent, full time
Salary: circa £45,000
Closing date for applications: Thursday 21st January
We are delighted to be working closely with London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to recruit a brand new Participation Manager, who will join their nationally recognised Participation and Engagement team and be responsible for fostering and improving relationships with the voluntary sector, and putting them and their communities at the forefront of services.
About LBBD's Transformation Journey
One borough; One community; No-one left behind. Barking and Dagenham is a vibrant and diverse Borough, which is something they are proud of. They value the diversity of people who live or work in and visit the Borough and it is their vision is to create a place where people understand, respect and celebrate each other's differences. Over the past four years, they have gone through an ambitious Transformation Programme and have built a new kind of council, capable of delivering real change for the community in the twenty-first century. Although a lot of improvements have been made, resulting in them winning the LGC Driving Growth award as well as LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019, there is still more to deliver. Over the coming years they will consolidate the progress they have already made and use the new kind of council to empower residents to live longer, healthier, happier and more independent lives.
About the Job:
The purpose of the Participation and Engagement team is to shape, drive and support efforts to ensure that participation and engagement is core to the delivery of council's and partners' ways of working. As the Participation and Engagement Manager, you will work with internal and external partners and residents, to identify opportunities for, design, deliver and evaluate systemic service transformation in order to prevent demand, and improve outcomes with and for residents. You will also have line management responsibility for two staff members and report to the Head of Participation and Engagement.
Experience and skills required:
- Human systems change/learning experience
- Sound understanding of relationships and demonstrable stakeholder engagement
- Ability to innovate with partners and drive projects through in order to effect change within the organisation and the community
- Innovative, out-of-the-box thinker
- Strong political acumen
- Previous local government or community experience
For further information on the role, benefits and application process, please get in touch with Niki Holdich and send your CV to #removed#.