How you'll make a difference

As the lead officer for managing insights and evidence, you will set the research, consultation and engagement strategy for the council, ensuring that the resident voice is heard at all levels of the organisation. Working with other parts of the council and partner organisations you will guide the wider team to leverage data and information to proactively identify gaps in knowledge and opportunities for improvements, gaining support to act on those improvements.

 
What will you be doing?
 
  • In this role you will lead a team of subject experts, providing technical advice, guidance and motivating the team to achieve against objectives. You will make recommendations as to the optimal work approach and ensure that research and consultation work across the council is carried out in line with best practice. The responsibility will be yours to oversee the production of research and data reports, ensuring that the team provides the robust evidence needed to help colleagues and partners take service-based decisions. 
  • A priority focus is ensuring that insights and findings are shared more widely across the organisation, to make sure that both strategic and operational functions can benefit from the learning. You will be carrying out technical analysis and present reports and findings to senior managers and elected members. 
  •  You will use your detailed understanding of consultation law to provide advice and guidance to colleagues, partners and stakeholders, to make sure that all formal consultation activity within the council is carried out in line with legal requirements. 
  • Daily you will commission and manage major projects, acting as client liaison with service leads and ensuring delivery as per specification

What we need from you

  • We require you to have extensive experience of working in a relevant role, including significant experience of leading a team, analysing and using data and information.
  • You can apply knowledge of research and consultation techniques, including quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • You can demonstrate strong analytical skills with the ability to leverage data to develop organisational strategy and decisions with comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • You have the ability to communicate with colleagues and partners of all levels, including external stakeholders and elected members.
  • It is essential you can use judgement and experience to problem solve, assessing competing priorities and delivering strategies to manage resources in the most effective way.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference, be part of it! 

 
Please note this is a Limited Term Contract for approx. 9 months
 
 
 

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