Intelligence and Impact Strategic Lead

Salary details: up to £50,600

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Ref: KC/18/70117

Kirklees Council

Corporate Services

Policy, Intelligence & Public Health

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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Closing date: 03 September 2018 12:00 PM

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 24th September 2018

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Kirklees is an ambitious council with a new forward thinking Chief Executive and Senior Management team. It is a council that is genuinely open to fresh ideas and new ways of working, where everyone is listened to and valued.  

In Kirklees, we’re at the start of an exciting journey to create a truly intelligence-led council that supports the delivery of the Kirklees’ Outcomes.

This vacancy represents a genuine opportunity to influence and will place you at the heart of what is to come as the council moves forward.

As deputy to the Head of Intelligence and Performance, you will have a pivotal role in driving the transformation of how we use intelligence and insight to inform decisions at all levels.

We’ve already made positive progress in bringing together the data, research, consultation, intelligence, analytics and performance expertise from across the council.  The service is now well positioned to work in a more connective and collaborative way - encouraging synergy, innovation and improved outcomes. But, this is just the start! We now need to develop our people, our capabilities and our culture. This is where you come in.

Working closely with the Head of Intelligence and Performance, you will:

  • Develop the council’s intelligence and analytics strategy and influence the approach to intelligence and performance with partners across Kirklees.
  • Promote the use of evidence-based decision making, supported by robust evaluation processes.
  • Identify and act on opportunities for where intelligence can support service delivery and inform strategic decision making within the council and with partners.
  • Manage and develop teams responsible for the provision of intelligence, data analytics, research, consultation and performance management support to the council.
  • Develop and deliver a programme of work to improve the data and intelligence skills of staff across the council and transform the council’s intelligence and improvement culture.

About you

We are looking for a senior manager with proven experience in driving change and proficiency. You’ll also be confident in building trusted relationships with stakeholders at all levels. We’d also expect you to bring professional expertise in the fields of intelligence, data analytics, continuous improvement and evaluation.

You’ll be energised by change, new ways of working and the opportunity to improve services to make a tangible difference to people’s lives. We’re looking for someone who shares our ambition to be at the forefront of intelligence services within 2-3 years.

As a leader and manager, you’ll be collaborative and consultative - with the strength of character to provide clear direction and make decisions when the situation requires.

About us

Kirklees is set in the heart of beautiful West Yorkshire and has a growing population of c440,000. With the two major centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury, it also encompasses several smaller towns. It is well served by both rail and road networks and is in close proximity to Leeds and Manchester.

We are a metropolitan single tier authority, the 13th biggest local authority in the UK in terms of population. We have an elected leader and cabinet structure, and a very talented and dedicated workforce.

We are committed to building a strong local democracy and offer many exciting career opportunities for those who want to help us achieve this. We value our workforce and want everyone to have their say. We are a modern and progressive council, committed to family friendly, flexible and agile ways of working - as well as offering many other benefits.

How to apply

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Closing date: 12 noon Monday, 3rd September

Longlisting and telephone interviews by Jobsgopublic SmartSearch during which you may be invited to undertake a 30 minute telephone interview: w/c 3rd September

Interviews: w/c 24th September

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