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"Making Stevenage better for everyone"

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Post number 012162
Location Stevenage
Hours per week 37
Salary Starting from £48,402 to £51,216 (pro rata for hours worked)
Market forces Up to £7,379 dependent on skills and experience
Full / Part time Full time
Contract Fixed term - 2 years
Closing date 10 March 2021
Interview dates 22 March 2021

Stevenage - A New Era

The scale of ambition across Britain’s First New Town is unprecedented. A major £billion town centre regeneration programme is currently underway along with a £45 million refurbishment of council homes. At the same time there is significant investment across the town’s neighbourhoods to make lives better. All of this is being driven by a council with a co-operative commitment to working with its communities and driving a modern and agile approach to its work.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on Stevenage, as it has across towns and cities across the UK. As the town embarks on its recovery plan it does so attempting to ensure that no-one is left behind. The council has recently agreed an Inclusive Economy Charter and has also announced an Equalities Commission. The aim of both of these is to tackle issues of social exclusion and to ensure opportunities are created for everyone across the town. The local voluntary sector has also come together to work to secure resources to tackle the challenges ahead.

The next 12 months will be critical to the town’s recovery.

About the role

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is ambitious for its residents. Alongside extensive regeneration plans for the town, we care deeply about having a strong connection with our community and have recently adopted a co-operative neighbourhood model to improve accountability at a local level. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on the way we work and has also exacerbated financial challenges we were already facing. To help us to meet our ambition for our residents and to enable us to support recovery in the community, SBC is embarking on an ambitious transformation programme.

We want to deliver a Council which is cooperative, productive, accessible and resilient. Working to the AD Digital and Transformation, and the Chief Finance Officer, this role will be the senior lead with responsibility for driving forward changes in the way we work in order to improve outcomes for residents and meet the financial challenges we face as an organisation. The post-holder will develop and lead a new central “engine room” for transformation, defining a high level blueprint for the organisation and translating these into targeted projects and interventions which will deliver tangible improvements. The team will work in close collaboration with senior leadership, staff and managers across all levels of the Council, as well as partners and third party suppliers.

We’re looking for a dynamic, experienced transformation and change professional who can help bring energy and structure to support the organisation to find a route through complex problems.

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Pension Scheme: we offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
  • Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
  • 24 days holiday rising to 30 days (depending on Local Government service)
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
  • Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
  • Discounted Health and Fitness membership at Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL)
  • Trade Unions: for a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Our values

We care passionately about our town and are committed to making a real difference now and into the future.

Our approach is driven by Our Values. These guide and inform everything we do; delivering our services, making Stevenage a great place to live, working with our partners, and ensuring SBC is an inspiring place for our staff to work.

Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification

We are unable to accept CV’s. Please quote the correct reference no. when applying 012162.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please also read the guidance notes on completing the application form before proceeding with your application.

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For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ruth Luscombe, AD Digital and Transformation on 07851 256700.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date in certain circumstances. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

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We look forward to receiving your application.


Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board.

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