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Principal Policy Officer

Business & Corporate Services

Policy, Business Analysis, Change & Transformation

Oldham Council

Chief Executive’s
Strategy, Partnerships and Policy
Principal Policy Officer

Ref: G8/OL-17472
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Grade 8
Please see additional Terms and Conditions here. Oldham Council Terms and Conditions.docx
Hours: 36.40 per week
Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT
Closing date: Midnight Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Shortlisting & Interview Dates: 5th June (shortlisting) and 14th June (interview)

Role overview
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Strategy, Partnerships and Policy team for a Principal Policy Officer. The post would suit an experienced strategic thinker and problem solver with a track record of the effective delivery of key priorities and projects through collaborative partnership working.

Key responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for:
  • Working collaboratively to provide support and capacity to a range of boards, including the Health and Wellbeing Board, with a particular emphasis on the regional and national agendas.
  • Provide capacity and support to the leadership of the Council and partners undertaking horizon scanning, briefings, policy and project development as well as effective communications with a range of stakeholders.
  • Building strong and collaborative links across the organisation and partners to ensure on-going engagement and participation in health and social care integration. 
  • Manage relevant programmes, projects and service level agreements associated with health and social care and other relevant agendas. 
Key Requirements 

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

The role requires outstanding communication skills (written and oral), analytical skills to research and evaluate complex and varied information, developing ideas and initiatives, and making recommendations for action which will underpin policies, proposals and solutions. 

You will be experienced in successfully initiating, managing and delivering a number of projects simultaneously and/or programmes within local government, particularly relating to health and wellbeing. 

You will also have experience of working with elected members and have a comprehensive level of political awareness and sensitivity with a clear understanding of the workings of local government and Greater Manchester. 

Job Description and Person Specification.doc

Oldham Right to Work in the UK.doc

About Us

Oldham Council is a leading Local Authority.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.  To find out more about who we are, what we do and why you should join us please visit our dedicated careers pages where you will also find useful guidance on how best to complete the application form:

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

3rd Jun 2018

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