Strategic Services Development Manager - ERN03109
East Renfrewshire Council
Clarkston, GB
3d ago


  • This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, resilient, people-oriented, problem-solver to lead a high profile team that plays a core role supporting the Council’s senior managers and elected members to set the organisation’s strategic and operational ambitions;
  • facilitate inclusion, diversity and equality; track progress, drive continuous improvement and report to the communities it serves.

    This is a key leadership role responsible for delivering step-change modernisation, integration and redesign of the Council’s corporate policy, community planning, self-evaluation / continuous improvement and equalities functions.

  • Working within the new established Strategic Insight and Communities division the Strategic Services Development Manager will be responsible for building a team that is : outward facing, efficient and adaptable;
  • aware of current and developing policy and best practice across the UK and beyond and capable of generating clear and concise, high-value rapid-response briefings, reports and think pieces at short notice.

    Working closely with the new Data & Business Intelligence Team this role will further strengthen the Council’s existing integrated strategic and operational planning and performance framework.

    The role will also require the post-holder to develop strong links with the Community Learning & Development Team in order to ensure communities are empowered and able to influence strategy, policy on an ongoing basis.

  • The successful applicant will be : a resilient, highly-motivated individual, with a strong understanding of best value, policy, performance and improvement;
  • a confident and capable user of modern software tools and platforms; and a skilled and successful people manager who can pivot from big picture issues to pieces of work that require a detail focused approach.

    Employees with a contract of employment for 3 months or more are automatically included in our Local Government Pension Scheme which is a career average scheme.

    Pension contribution rates are based on a tiered system determined by your annual full time equivalent pensionable pay. For example for those earning up to and including £21,800 the contribution rate you pay is 5.

    5% of your salary. The council pays the rest of the cost of providing your benefits. This amount varies but it's always enough to make sure your pension can be paid and will be at least 19.

    3% of your pay. In addition you get tax relief on your contributions - the tax you pay on your salary is calculated after your pension contributions are deducted.

    Other main pension benefits include a pension that increases each year in line with price inflation and the ability to exchange some of your pension to provide a tax free lump sum.

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