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Post Title: Project Officer, Performance Management and Benchmarking
Salary: £24,643 - £27,245
Hours: Standard working week is 36 hours Monday to Friday. Hours can be worked flexibly in agreement with line manager.
Location: iHub, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6AX
Duration of contract: 3 years, with the possibility of extension
The Improvement Service (IS) exists to support councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all Scottish people through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services. It is a publicly funded company limited by guarantee, with a total annual budget in the region of £7 million.
Working for the IS means joining a small family of professionals, who work together to strive for continuous improvement in the public sector and ultimately, better outcomes for Scotland’s communities.
Our company headquarters are based in West Lothian, located conveniently for commuters between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Pay is only one of the benefits of working for the IS, our terms and conditions are progressive and flexible and employees are rewarded with a generous annual leave entitlement of forty days per year as well as a flexible working policy.
An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Improvement Service for a Project Officer with a particular focus on supporting councils in their use and development of the Local Government Benchmarking Framework.
Benchmarking has become an important feature in local government’s approach to performance management and improvement and the IS, in conjunction with SOLACE (Scotland) has led the development and implementation of the Local Government Benchmarking Framework.
We are now looking to recruit a pro-active and dynamic individual to join our benchmarking team. This role will play a key role in supporting the further development and implementation of benchmarking in support of councils to deliver tangible and sustained improvements in outcomes and service delivery going forward.
This unique role offers the chance to gain a wide range of experience in different areas, all of which support the delivery of change, and to develop a diverse skills base.
For more information about this role, download the full job description.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please get in touch with Emily Lynch, Programme Manager, Performance Management and Benchmarking, tel. 01506 282012.
To apply for either of these positions, please download the application form. Alternatively you can call Leigh Rennie on 01506 282012 for an application pack.
All applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to:
Livingston EH54 6AX
Applications should be returned no later than 5pm on Thursday, 31 May 2018.
A competency based interview is planned for w/c 11 June 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be advised by email in advance of the interview.
For more information about competency-based interviews, see our 'Guide to Competency-based Interviews'.
COMPLIANCE WITH ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION ACT 1996
In accordance with the above Act, preferred candidates are required to confirm that they are eligible to work in the U.K. External candidates invited for interview will require to bring approved documentation to the interview as verification of their eligibility. Details will be enclosed with interview letters.
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
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