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Transformation - Policy and Performance Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Nottingham City Council , Loxley House, Station Street , Nottingham , Notts, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:30 January 2022 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

This position is Politically Restricted. Refer to Applicant Guidance notes for further information. Fixed term for up to 24 months    
The starting salary is £33,782 (Level One) rising to £35,745 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…   
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.   
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.   
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!   
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.   
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.   
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.      
As a Policy and Performance Officer you will be responsible for assisting in the identification, development and implementation of policies across the council including interpreting and translating national policy and research into local action. A key part of the role will also be supporting and delivering consistent arrangements for performance management across the council. This will include monitoring agreed performance indicators and facilitating remedial actions where necessary to ensure successful delivery.
Applicants should submit their CV and covering letter as one document outlining how their current skills, knowledge and experience meets the essential criteria listed below. Applicants should remove any personal details from their CV and Covering Letter (including their name), as part of our commitment to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
• A good knowledge and understanding of current policy issues relating to local, regional and national government including the implications of national economic policy for local government mand the role of cities in economic development and regeneration.
• Knowledge and understanding of the principles of performance management, reporting and national performance frameworks relating to local government.
• Ability to work in partnership and build relationships with colleagues and external partners, including the necessary communication and negotiation skills to develop effective collaborative working.
• Ability to analyse written information, numerical data and basic statistics and to draw and present valid conclusions.
• Ability to undertake policy research and analysis in order to prepare briefings, reports and option appraisals to assist decision making.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact James Schrodel, Email:
Useful information for Applicants:

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.   
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
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