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Graduate - Policy and Transformation Officer x 2

  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: CCD99
  • Published: Fri 07/06/2024, 10:17 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 10:17 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24294 to £25979 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as a Graduate Policy and Transformation Officer in Policy, Change and Reform
Working in local government is hugely rewarding and a fantastic career path. Embarking on a public sector career puts you at the heart of communities supporting organisational aspirations and vision to improve people’s lives. Council’s support some of the country’s most vulnerable residents, deliver major regeneration schemes to shape the visual and cultural environment and drive continuous improvement and innovation that address and reduce long standing inequalities and socio-economic challenges.  

St Helens Council’s Policy and Transformation Graduate Scheme provides you with an opportunity to work across a range of council functions, to gain knowledge and experience of local government and work with internal and external stakeholders to shape major change and transformation. St Helens is a proud and ambitious borough, with caring and hard-working people who want the best for their children, families, and communities. 

As a Graduate Policy and Transformation Officer, you will have the opportunity to work in several core council functions including policy and equalities, communication, and reputation management and the corporate programme management office. In this role, you will gain extensive knowledge in how local councils interact across regional and national footprints, liaising with important national organisations such as the Local Government Association to influence and shape future policy considerations. You will gain key project management skills and used these to help drive forward several major transformation programmes to modernise the council’s approach to how it interacts, provides support, and builds relationships with people. 

You will also help showcase the council, working to promote positive activity and strengthen relationships with communities and residents and internally between directorates and departments. In this fast-paced area, you will learn about how the council deals with press and media enquiries as well as utilise social media to promote positive stories. 

We are looking for 2 talented, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individuals who are keen to embark on an exciting career in local government. You will have a positive, can-do attitude, the ability to listen and clearly articulate conversation and discussion into tangible outputs and work as a team to support colleagues and internal customers in delivering their service priorities and ambitions. 

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For further information, please contact: Ben Murray benmurray@sthelens.gov.uk or Davindergill@sthelens.gov.uk

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
                                                                                                               
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life. 
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

 

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  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: CCD99
  • Published: Fri 07/06/2024, 10:17 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 10:17 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24294 to £25979 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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