The Roles

Business Intelligence & Performance Manager
Salary: £51,099 - £58,197

The Role:

Our Strategy and Impact division is a part of the Strategy and Communities department, which sits at the heart of the Council’s corporate centre. We are a busy and fast-past division with lead responsibility for the Council’s overarching strategic Anchor Network partnership work: Southwark 2030, co-ordinating whole council improvement oversight such as our recent LGA Corporate Peer Challenge, maintaining and improving the Council-wide strategic policy framework, and providing corporate performance structure and insights.

We are looking for dynamic, strategic, critical thinkers who believe in enhancing the role of performance within an evidence-based culture to apply for the position of Business Intelligence & Performance Manager in the Strategy and Impact division. The right candidates will be looking for opportunities to lead the development and reporting of a suite of intelligence and performance data, will use the insights from that data to drive evidence-based decision-making, improve performance tracking, and align our outcome to our strategic goals. You will be a key player in the development and maintenance of our Performance Management Framework. You will act as a catalyst for collaboration, ensuring the appropriate effective and streamlined processes are in place to enhance performance management. You will work alongside IT to develop a robust, long-term data system and work in partnership to address cross-departmental challenges in the business insight.

About Southwark:

“A people powered council, creating a fairer, greener, safer future for all”

Southwark is home to a diverse community of over 320,000 residents who live in neighbourhoods ranging from Bermondsey and Rotherhithe on the south bank of the River Thames to Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich. We’re also home to a thriving voluntary sector, world-class health institutions, and high-performing schools.

The council itself is one of the largest local authority social landlords in the UK and directly manages over 55,000 homes, which are lived in by nearly 40% of Southwark residents. But perhaps the most exciting fact about our council is that it’s powered by people like you. 

Southwark is a values-led council and our beliefs – in the power of people and the vital importance of tackling inequality – define who we are. Being ‘People powered’ means that we recognise the people who work here, at the council and with our partners, and live in our communities are our greatest strength. That’s why collaboration – with residents, partners and colleagues – is at the heart of everything we do and in every decision we make.

About You:

  • You have a proven track record in leading Business Intelligence and Performance functions, showcasing expertise in cultivating a data-driven culture and implementing digital innovation for comprehensive data capture, particularly in a local government setting.
  • A capable team leader with strong leadership and management skills, enabling you to lead, build and maintain a multi-disciplinary team of officers.
  • You are a good, effective and persuasive communicator, in both verbal and written form to diverse audiences of varying seniority levels, able to develop the relationships required to make your work a success.

Additional Information:

We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services. Join us and you can do more for yourself and the residents and partners in Southwark.

Benefits and more information:

  • Training and development programmes, uniquely tailored to your interests
  • Standard hours, 36 hours Monday – Friday,may vary, occasional evening meetings may be required
  • Hybrid working arrangements available subject to business needs
  • Generous 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and rising to 37 days having met criteria
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Job share potentially available

For more detail on benefits, please visit: https://jobs.southwark.gov.uk/why-us/

Recruitment Timetable

  • Advert closing date: 28th April 2024
  • Interview dates:  TBC

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andrew Barton on 07922 386 432 or email andrew.barton@penna.com

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Performance & Impact Analyst
Salary: £35,862 - £40,005

The Role:

Our Strategy and Impact division is a part of the Strategy and Communities department, which sits at the heart of the Council’s corporate centre. We are a busy and fast-past division with lead responsibility for the Council’s overarching strategic Anchor Network partnership work: Southwark 2030, co-ordinating whole council improvement oversight such as our recent LGA Corporate Peer Challenge, maintaining and improving the Council-wide strategic policy framework, and providing corporate performance structure and insights.

We are seeking driven, solutions-focussed Performance & Impact Analysts, to build a consistent cross-council evidence-driven culture within the department and services, and work with the team to support a performance management framework. The post holder will collaborate with IT colleagues to develop, assess, enhance, and refine a sustainable long-term data strategy. You will support the key strategic projects, assist in performance cycle reporting, and play a key role in designing and implementing processes and controls that enhance data quality to enable use to develop thorough and incisive insights.

About Southwark:

“A people powered council, creating a fairer, greener, safer future for all” 

Southwark is home to a diverse community of over 320,000 residents who live in neighbourhoods ranging from Bermondsey and Rotherhithe on the south bank of the River Thames to Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich. We’re also home to a thriving voluntary sector, world-class health institutions, and high-performing schools. 

The council itself is one of the largest local authority social landlords in the UK and directly manages over 55,000 homes, which are lived in by nearly 40% of Southwark residents. But perhaps the most exciting fact about our council is that it’s powered by people like you.

Southwark is a values-led council and our beliefs – in the power of people and the vital importance of tackling inequality – define who we are. Being ‘People powered’ means that we recognise the people who work here, at the council and with our partners, and live in our communities are our greatest strength. That’s why collaboration – with residents, partners and colleagues – is at the heart of everything we do and in every decision we make.

About You:

The ideal candidate should possess extensive knowledge and demonstrable experience in introducing innovative data concepts and methods, showcasing expertise in data modelling and utilising data dashboards. Previous experience within a team focused on the managing and interpreting performance data, particularly in a local government setting, is highly desirable. The candidate should demonstrate a proven track record of engaging with diverse stakeholders and team members, driving the completion of products, and team tasks under pressure while encouraging others to meet deadlines. Additionally, experience supporting the implementation of data-driven performance systems is highly desirable.

Additional Information:

We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services. Join us and you can do more for yourself and the residents and partners in Southwark.

Benefits and more information:

  • Training and development programmes, uniquely tailored to your interests
  • Standard hours, 36 hours Monday – Friday,may vary, occasional evening meetings may be required
  • Hybrid working arrangements available subject to business needs
  • Generous 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and rising to 33 days having met criteria
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Job share potentially available

For more detail on benefits, please visit: https://jobs.southwark.gov.uk/why-us/

Recruitment Timetable

  • Advert closing date: 11.30pm on the Sunday 28th April 2024
  • Interview dates: Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd May 2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andrew Barton on 07922 386 432 or email andrew.barton@penna.com

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Policy & Research Officer

Salary: £40,005 - £46,053

The Role:

Our Strategy and Impact division is a part of the Strategy and Communities department, which sits at the heart of the Council’s corporate centre. We are a busy and fast-past division with lead responsibility for the Council’s overarching strategic Anchor Network partnership work: Southwark 2030, co-ordinating whole council improvement oversight such as our recent LGA Corporate Peer Challenge, maintaining and improving the Council-wide strategic policy framework, and providing corporate performance structure and insights.

We are currently seeking a dedicated Policy and Research Officer, with a drive to embed an evidence-based decision-making culture, who will be responsible for managing high-quality research projects to enhance the organisation's understanding and contribute to policy and strategy development.

The role involves both undertaking research and, at times, procuring external research services that will facilitate the design of evidence-based strategy and policy. You will be confident and adept at employing participatory methods to engage a diverse range of stakeholders, professionals and residents. The post holder will prepare high-quality reports, briefing papers, project documentation and monitor regional and national policy developments. You will have an interest in learning from across and outside of the organisation to secure the most appropriate, innovations and ideas to embed best practice in Southwark. The post holder will also play a pivotal role in developing and sustaining effective partnerships with colleagues, as well as public and private sector stakeholders at local and national levels.

About Southwark:

“A people powered council, creating a fairer, greener, safer future for all” 

Southwark is home to a diverse community of over 320,000 residents who live in neighbourhoods ranging from Bermondsey and Rotherhithe on the south bank of the River Thames to Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich. We’re also home to a thriving voluntary sector, world-class health institutions, and high-performing schools. 

The council itself is one of the largest local authority social landlords in the UK and directly manages over 55,000 homes, which are lived in by nearly 40% of Southwark residents. But perhaps the most exciting fact about our council is that it’s powered by people like you.

Southwark is a values-led council and our beliefs – in the power of people and the vital importance of tackling inequality – define who we are. Being ‘People powered’ means that we recognise the people who work here, at the council and with our partners, and live in our communities are our greatest strength. That’s why collaboration – with residents, partners and colleagues – is at the heart of everything we do and in every decision we make.

About You:

  • You should have a working knowledge of current social, political, and economic issues, particularly those relevant to the public sector.
  • Additionally, you can demonstrate familiarity with UK government structures and policy-making processes.
  • You are an effective and persuasive communicator, in both verbal and written form, able to convey complex ideas with simplicity and in an engaging way.
  • You are an expert in utilising a comprehensive range of both quantitative and qualitative social research methodologies, with a proven track record of application within projects, is a key requirement for this role.
  • You are educated to a degree standard or equivalent in a relevant area.

Additional Information:

We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services. Join us and you can do more for yourself and the residents and partners in Southwark.

Benefits and more information:

  • Training and development programmes, uniquely tailored to your interests
  • Standard hours, 36 hours Monday – Friday,may vary, occasional evening meetings may be required
  • Hybrid working arrangements available subject to business needs
  • Generous 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and rising to 33 days having met criteria
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Job share potentially available

For more detail on benefits, please visit: https://jobs.southwark.gov.uk/why-us/

Recruitment Timetable

· Advert closing date: 11.30pm on the Sunday 28th April 2024

· Interview dates:Thursday 16th May 2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Mandy Dhillon on 07543 306 303 or email mandy.dhillon@penna.com

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Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Salary: £42,855 - £50,088

The Role:

Our Strategy and Impact division is a part of the Strategy and Communities department, which sits at the heart of the Council’s corporate centre. We are a busy and fast-past division with lead responsibility for the Council’s overarching strategic Anchor Network partnership work: Southwark 2030, co-ordinating whole council improvement oversight such as our recent LGA Corporate Peer Challenge, maintaining and improving the Council-wide strategic policy framework, and providing corporate performance structure and insights.

We are seeking an impactful, critical thinker, with an eye for detail who can become our new Senior Business Intelligence Analyst. You will be a key player in embedding the role of performance as an important lever within an evidence-based culture. You will work closely with IT to develop and refine a long-term data system, ensuring a consistent and simple approach to corporate performance data and intelligence collection. You will also collaborate across departments and services to harness performance data, providing valuable insights for effective delivery, impact evaluation, and decision-making.

About Southwark:

“A people powered council, creating a fairer, greener, safer future for all” 

Southwark is home to a diverse community of over 320,000 residents who live in neighbourhoods ranging from Bermondsey and Rotherhithe on the south bank of the River Thames to Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich. We’re also home to a thriving voluntary sector, world-class health institutions, and high-performing schools. 

The council itself is one of the largest local authority social landlords in the UK and directly manages over 55,000 homes, which are lived in by nearly 40% of Southwark residents. But perhaps the most exciting fact about our council is that it’s powered by people like you.

Southwark is a values-led council and our beliefs – in the power of people and the vital importance of tackling inequality – define who we are. Being ‘People powered’ means that we recognise the people who work here, at the council and with our partners, and live in our communities are our greatest strength. That’s why collaboration – with residents, partners and colleagues – is at the heart of everything we do and in every decision we make.

About You:

The ideal candidate should possess extensive knowledge and demonstrable experience in introducing innovative business intelligence concepts and methods. Previous experience in leading initiatives around the use of performance data, particularly in a local government setting, is highly desirable. You should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of engaging with diverse senior stakeholders and team members, driving the completion of products, projects, and team tasks under pressure while encouraging others to meet deadlines.

Additional Information:

We are always looking for new ways to deliver even better services. Join us and you can do more for yourself and the residents and partners in Southwark.

Benefits and more information:

  • Training and development programmes, uniquely tailored to your interests
  • Standard hours, 36 hours Monday – Friday,may vary, occasional evening meetings may be required
  • Hybrid working arrangements available subject to business needs
  • Generous 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and rising to 33 days having met criteria
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Job share potentially available

For more detail on benefits, please visit: https://jobs.southwark.gov.uk/why-us/

Recruitment Timetable

· Advert closing date: 11.30pm on the Sunday 28th April 2024

· Interview dates:Tuesday 21st May 2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andrew Barton on 07922 386 432 or email andrew.barton@penna.com

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Strategy & Policy Officer
Salary: £35,862 - £40,005

The Role:

Our Strategy and Impact division is a part of the Strategy and Communities department, which sits at the heart of the Council’s corporate centre. We are a busy and fast-past division with lead responsibility for the Council’s overarching strategic Anchor Network partnership work: Southwark 2030, co-ordinating whole council improvement oversight such as our recent LGA Corporate Peer Challenge, maintaining and improving the Council-wide strategic policy framework, and providing corporate performance structure and insights.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about making a positive impact within the local government sector. The post holder will play a crucial role in facilitating the design of evidence-based strategy and policy, driving forward complex policies and projects across the council. Building strong relationships is key to success in this position. You will actively engage with key stakeholders including senior management, government officials, and external partners across the borough and region. You will also manage designated policy development projects, prepare and present reports, and provide sound advice and guidance to senior management on strategy and policy issues.

About Southwark:

“A people powered council, creating a fairer, greener, safer future for all” 

Southwark is home to a diverse community of over 320,000 residents who live in neighbourhoods ranging from Bermondsey and Rotherhithe on the south bank of the River Thames to Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich. We’re also home to a thriving voluntary sector, world-class health institutions, and high-performing schools. 

The council itself is one of the largest local authority social landlords in the UK and directly manages over 55,000 homes, which are lived in by nearly 40% of Southwark residents. But perhaps the most exciting fact about our council is that it’s powered by people like you.

Southwark is a values-led council and our beliefs – in the power of people and the vital importance of tackling inequality – define who we are. Being ‘People powered’ means that we recognise the people who work here, at the council and with our partners, and live in our communities are our greatest strength. That’s why collaboration – with residents, partners and colleagues – is at the heart of everything we do and in every decision we make.

About You:

To excel in this role as a Strategy, Policy & Public Affairs Officer, you must have:

  • An understanding of the challenges facing Local Government and future council service provision
  • Experience in strategy and/or policy development, at any point from inception to delivery, within the public sector
  • Familiarity with UK government structures and policy-making processes
  • Proven experience in partnership working with public or private agencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A degree-level qualification or relevant experience

Additional Information:

We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services. Join us and you can do more for yourself and the residents and partners in Southwark.

Benefits and more information:

  • Training and development programmes, uniquely tailored to your interests
  • Standard hours, 36 hours Monday – Friday,may vary, occasional evening meetings may be required
  • Hybrid working arrangements available subject to business needs
  • Generous 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and rising to 33 days having met criteria
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Job share potentially available

For more detail on benefits, please visit: https://jobs.southwark.gov.uk/why-us/

Recruitment Timetable

· Advert closing date: 11.30pm on Sunday 28th April 2024

· Interview dates: Thursday 6th & Tuesday 11th June 2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact: Delina Teklehaymanot on 07752 791 517 or email delina.teklehaymanot@penna.com

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