Strategic Policy Leader (Community Engagement & Equality)

Recruiter
myjobscotland
Location
Aberdeen
Salary
£36,487 - £38,095 per year
Posted
12 Apr 2017
Closes
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new formed Policy & Performance team in a strategic role shaping Community Engagement & Equalities in collaboration and consultation with other officers within the team. Under the direction of the Team Manager (Policy & Performance), you will play a critical part in developing and implementing the framework that will underpin the Community Planning Partnership in Aberdeenshire Council.

You must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of national policy and legislative contexts for Local Government and Community Planning Partnership legislation including the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the implications of such legislation for the Council and other Community Planning Partners.

You will lead on the Equality Act 2010 and the specific Public Sector Equalities Duty on behalf of the Organisation, and be able to demonstrate significant experience in the adherence to this duties within a Public Sector Environment.

This understanding should be supported by an ability to analyse and interpret complex information in order to extract key issues and develop appropriate recommendations to senior officers and leader. You will also ensure the council and Community Planning Partnership can identify and deliver on agreed outcomes, priorities and objectives informed by this understanding.

Leading and managing a small team of Policy Officers, you will have strong people management skills. You will work closely with other Strategic Policy Lead officers within the team as well as working with appropriate officers within the Council and partner organisations building on previous experience you have developed through working within one or more of the Community Planning Partners.

Interviews for this post are expected to take place on 14/06/2017.

This is a Politically Restricted position as identified by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Further information on restrictions as a result of this designation is available by visiting the recruitment pages.

This post has a minimum requirement of one reference which must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal enquiries to Helen Christie - 01467 539896.


See also: Job Profile Strategic Policy Leader (Community Engagement & Equality)2016-06-29.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf