Strategy Policy and Insight Manager - Permanent - REN04449

Renfrewshire Council

  • Location: Paisley
  • £60,608 to £64,313 per annum, GRP
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: REN04449


There’s never been a better time to join Renfrewshire Council. Our transformation programme continues to change how we work, shaping a dynamic, adaptable and outward looking organisation that works more effectively with our partners to make a lasting difference to quality of life in our community.

The Council has an ambitious agenda to deliver for Renfrewshire:- driving major economic and cultural regeneration programmes, supporting the development of strong and resilient communities, tackling inequality and promoting opportunity, ensuring the sustainability of Renfrewshire and its natural environment and promoting better outcomes for local people and communities.

We are seeking an ambitious and experienced policy professional to lead the Council’s corporate and service level policy development function, ensuring it meets the strategic needs of senior officers and elected members. Key responsibilities of the function include leading local activities relating to data analytics and business intelligence, performance management, service improvement planning, policy and strategy development, best value, consultation and engagement and self-evaluation amongst others.

As a key senior officer, you will play an important role in supporting the delivery of the Council’s priorities, and it is critical that you can build collaborative and effective working relationships with other senior officers internally and with key partner agencies as part of this work.

It is essential that you have a degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject and/or ability to evidence equivalent level of knowledge, training and experience, and can demonstrate a track record of leading, developing and formulating strategy and policy within a similar organisation.

It is also essential you have knowledge of the Council’s key strategic policy priorities and current major strategic initiatives and strategic planning and policy development methodologies and the ability to manage and prioritise a complex programme of work involving project, cyclical and ad-hoc elements and deliver to demanding timescales. Y

ou must also have a proven track record of successfully managing a team of staff delivering strategic support services within a service and/or corporate environment.

The role will appeal to an individual with a strong grasp of local government policy, with a passion for public service and the opportunity to improve the quality of life for those served by the Council.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please call Laura McIntyre, Head of Policy and Commissioning, Chief Executive’s Service, 0141 618 6807.

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit

Assessment Centre will take place on - Tuesday 10 September 2019.

Closing Date - Sunday 01 September 2019

Applications must be made online at

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