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Corporate Performance and Improvement Officer

Closing date: 24/01/2021

Reference: REQ102615

37 hours / Permanent

32,234 - 33,782 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Corporate Performance and Improvement Officer to join our Performance and Research Team on a permanent, full time basis.

We are looking for an individual to support the performance and risk functions of the Council by analysing performance data, developing options for improvement and producing regular reports for a variety of audiences. With a high degree of computer literacy and analytical skills, the successful applicant will be experienced in performance and risk management techniques, implementing performance monitoring systems, data visualisation and meeting statutory performance returns.

The person we are looking for will possess the ability to author, and present reports and strategies for both internal and external audiences. This role will play an integral in developing our performance and risk processes and in embedding a performance management culture across the organisation.

On a day to day basis you will: 

  • Analyse performance data and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Support colleagues to manage their risks and produce risk reports for Leadership Group and Audit Committee.
  • Support colleagues to manage performance and produce reports for the Quarterly Performance Board.
  • Submit statutory performance returns to Welsh Government and other bodies.
  • To work with Audit Wales to ensure the Council has robust monitoring processes in place for managing audit recommendations.
  • Monitor the Council’s performance against its Wellbeing Objectives and Corporate Priorities.
  • Prepare the Council’s Corporate Strategy and Annual Report including a review of the Well-being Objectives.
  • Coordinate the Council’s annual business planning process.
  • To maintain and develop the Council’s corporate performance management system (Teifi Performance)

We are looking to recruit an individual with:

  • Excellent prioritisation and workload management skills
  • Excellent communication skills to a wide range of audiences, both written and oral.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong IT systems use skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. A successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within two years of appointment.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme.  More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here.  In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us. 

Job Description and Person Specification

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact: Rob Starr, or 01545 572653

Interviews will be held:  8th February 2021

Note:  We reserve the right to amend the application closing date. 

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Policy and Performance

We lead on corporate performance, corporate policy, strategic partnerships, engagement, community cohesion and civil contingencies, and also are responsible for strategic and operational responsibility for public protection: environmental health, food fraud, licencing and trading standards.  Our key functions are as follows: 

  • Complaints, Compliments and FOI
  • Corporate Performance and Policy: Corporate performance; Property gazetteer; Research
  • Public Protection: Environmental health; Food fraud; Licencing; Trading standards; Pollution Control; Pest Control; Weights and Measures; Communicable Diseases; Health and Safety; Animal Health.
  • Strategic Partnerships, Engagement and Research: Business continuity; Civil contingencies; Community safety partnership; Engagement; Equality; Public service board;  Refugee programm
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