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Corporate Performance and Risk Manager
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Grade J - £42,735 - £47,541 per annum
Hours: Full-time, 36 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames

The Council is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for its communities. To do this the Council needs managers who thrive in a networked organisation and who can provide strong operational leadership. 

About the Role

Leading a small team, and reporting to the Corporate Head Strategy, Neighbourhoods and Engagement, in the new Communities Directorate, you will play a key role in developing and implementing the performance and risk management policies, strategies, frameworks and tools to manage and assess delivery of the Council's priorities. 

The post holder will have a strong understanding and previous experience of performance and risk management and must be able to form strong and effective relationships with Directors, senior officers, Members, contracted partners and a range of stakeholders providing sound advice, support, and building capability in performance and risk management across the council.

The post holder will identify performance and risk challenges, support the development of solutions and play an active role in getting solutions delivered. Strong skills in research, data analysis and report writing are key to the role.

About you

The ideal candidate will;

  • Have strong leadership skills, modelling a performance culture and constructively building achievement, confidence and skills in others.
  • Question and challenge conventional thinking, with a continual eye on the bigger picture in terms of the corporate context and external environment. 
  • Role model agility and adaptability in mindset and ways of working. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to own personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the role. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of innovation and creativity.

For further details or discussion regarding this post please contact Paula Tribe on 020 8547 5421 or at 

Benefits we offer
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work. 

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

  • 29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays 
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.

To apply please complete our online application form, making sure you provide a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the 
job description and person specification when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st August 2018
Interview date: 
Week commencing 10th September 2018

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