Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £55,158 to £56,151 55158 - PO6
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Chief Executive's
Business and Service Improvement
Closing date

Hackney Council is looking for a Strategic Performance Manager to work with the Senior Leadership team across the Council, the Mayor and Councillors to challenge, identify and resolve issues, and champion a strategic approach that embeds and drives a high performance and a value for money culture.

You will also be required to act as a senior adviser to the Chief Executive, Group Directors, the Mayor, Cabinet Members and the Council’s Audit Committee around the Council’s performance and improvement.

Within this role, you will matrix manage performance managers across the Council with regards to the Council’s performance framework and policy and be the lead for the strategic analysis and performance reporting.

Current knowledge of the Office for Local Government and updated Best Value guidance are expected.

We are looking for someone who is flexible and adaptable, with a high level of professional credibility. You will need to develop and manage relationships with a wide range of colleagues including the Chief Executive, Group Directors, Heads of Service, the Mayor and Councillors. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Head of Data & Insight leading the re-design and implementation of performance measures, processes, frameworks and assurance alongside leading analysis and expert guidance.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

Do you want to drive organisational improvement? Can you own and set the vision and direction for our updated approach to Performance Management, improvement and data analysis?

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

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.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 05 May 2024 (22:59)

Interview date: 20 May 2024

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 age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. 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: