At the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames we are an ambitious, forward thinking London Borough with a substantial growth and regeneration agenda. The ambition is matched by the recognition to preserve and enhance our historical buildings, parks and gardens; improve our association with the Thames; and continue to be one of the best shopping destinations to visit in the UK. Our offices are located in the town centre just a few steps from the ancient market, thriving town centre and the waterfront.
We offer the chance to join a forward thinking organisation that is committed to transforming its business and improving outcomes for residents and driving improved value for money. We have a modern working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly whilst on the move from your mobile or Chromebook, and at home following the introduction of Google Mail and Apps which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.
The Council is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for our communities. To do this the Council needs people who thrive in a networked organisation are highly motivated, creative, and able to prioritise a varied and challenging work programme. For the right individuals we offer competitive salary, agile working and the opportunity to work with like-minded people based in one of the most attractive places to live in the country.
About the role
This is an exciting role in the new Strategy and Engagement function at the heart of the Council, leading on the coordination of all consultation and engagement activity across the council. The role will drive the council’s commitment to hardwiring community engagement into all we do and lead on embedding best practice as well as looking at new and different ways of engaging people and communities. The role will provide expert advice and guidance across the whole remit of consultation and engagement and help us achieve our aspirations in this area.
We are looking for a candidate with experience and a proven track record of achievement in leading consultation and engagement, modelling a performance culture and constructively building achievement, confidence and skills in others. Our candidate is someone who can work successfully with key stakeholders including Members, residents, communities, partner organisations and other public services. They will have an excellent knowledge of consultation and engagement techniques and best practice and an understanding of the current challenges and opportunities for London boroughs.
Benefits we offer
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
Local government pension scheme
Interest free season loan ticket
Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.
How to apply for the role, please complete the online application form ensuring you provide a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring to this role. Please refer to the Role Profile.pdf when completing your supporting statement.
Closing date: 19/05/2019