Salary - GradeGBP £46,536 to £48,576 46536 - PO5
Contracted HoursFull Time - 36 hours per week
ServicePolicy and Partnerships
The Policy and Strategic Delivery Team leads the delivery of the broadest cross cutting objectives of the Council helping to set the strategic vision for Hackney and influence delivery across the whole borough through high quality evidence based policy,
developed in partnership. Ensuring emerging and critical cross council agendas are coherently progressed, delivered and mainstreamed across the whole organisation is a central role as well as providing direct support to services across the Council in a range of areas; from change and service redesign to inclusive leadership and other critical organisational imperatives.
The team provides collaborative and creative leadership and direction in identifying and delivering lasting solutions to the borough’s biggest challenges, championing inclusion and equality, providing leadership in the process to ensure that tackling key inequalities particularly racism and poverty, is front and centre of the council’s work. Another important aspect of the work is overseeing the development of a corporate framework for change and transformation, working closely with other service areas, particularly ICT, managing the wider change architecture for the Council.
The Grants Team
The Grants Team sits within the Policy and Strategic Delivery Team and ensures that the Council’s investment supports our corporate priorities and the Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. All aspects of grant making for the Council’s Community Grants Programme are managed as well as managing grants on behalf of other teams and helping services to manage other forms of subsidy and support, e.g. discretionary rates relief. The team has been central to the Council’s response to Covid-19 working collaboratively and at pace to ensure that funding reaches organisations that have led the community response and have been critical to the protection of vulnerable residents during the pandemic.
The Grants Team was reviewed and a new structure created following the adoption of the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. The role of the Grants and Investment Manager is critical to the successful implementation of the strategy, helping to review and design a new grants programme. Key to the role is establishing a new set of principles for the focus of our investment as well as the way it is managed, building on the transformation of relationships with the sector over the past year and the shared learning.
The Grants and Investment Manager is a key role with strategic and operational responsibilities for this £3m investment. The postholder will be responsible for working collaboratively to enable and empower colleagues within the Grants Team to design, oversee and deliver effective ways of investing in the VCS through strategic budgets. They will have a wider role in maintaining an overview of all investment in the sector, within the Council and externally, through grants, subsidy and commissioning. Working within a very live and dynamic environment the postholder will be managing a demanding, ongoing programme as well as dealing with incoming queries and requests for information and supporting strategic development.
You will need to draw on excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills including the ability to manage and manipulate systems using large volumes of data and information. Collaboration and partnership working will be key so you will also need to build a high level of professional credibility, in order to influence, develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Council and partner organisations. You will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to work on a number of different areas of work at any one time. The ability to manage a large, complex budget in a flexible and responsive way as well as making strategic and operational decisions is essential.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!
Please use the link below to apply. There are three questions. It is essential that you complete all the questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement.
Tests are planned that will include an assessment of candidates’ ability to manage and interpret budgets and data.
Please contact Claire Witney, Strategic Lead for an informal conversation on 0208 356 3630
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Closing Date: Sunday 8 August 2021
Interview Date(s): Week beginning 16 August
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: email@example.com