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Principal Policy Officer (Corporate Programme)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
£33799 to £39782 per annum (Grade J)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/03/2020 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

The Council’s Corporate Improvement Programme drives the Council’s change agenda and also plays a pivotal role in delivering our Medium Term Financial Strategy.

In order to support all the activities carried out by the Corporate Programme Office – and more specifically in the work of the Customer First Program Board and the Customer First Project Group – we are now looking for a Principal Policy Officer to join the team on a fixed term basis for 12 months (funding limited project).

You should ideally be educated to degree level or have compensatory experience.  You must be an experienced project manager preferably with an understanding of programme management too.  You will require excellent written and numerical skills since the post will necessitate report writing and financial analysis.  You must be confident and capable of working under minimal supervision, and be able to work under significant pressure on a number of projects at the same time.

You will be working directly with senior elected Members and senior officers across the Council and will need to be confident in negotiating timelines and resourcing issues at this level.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Melanie Best, Team Leader - Corporate Programme Office, on 01635 519104, for an informal discussion about the role.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
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