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Civic Square Windmillhill Street , ML1 1AB
£57,022 - £62,531 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

NLC 15 (£57,022 - £62,531)

About North Lanarkshire Council: Join us at the forefront of innovation and community development. North Lanarkshire Council is dedicated to improving the lives of our residents through strategic planning, strong partnerships, and a commitment to excellence in governance and service delivery. We have a shared ambition for inclusive growth and prosperity for all, where North Lanarkshire is the place to Live, Learn, Work, Invest and Visit.

We are looking for an experienced, dedicated professional and highly motivated individual to lead a well-regarded team responsible for forgeing and nurturing robust relationships with council services, strategic partners, and stakeholders.

You will play a critical role in helping the Council achieve its objectives as set out in the Plan for North Lanarkshire and its newly refreshed Programme of Work. Working a hybrid model of home-working and office-based within Civic Square, Motherwell you will have responsibility for a varied portfolio of strategic services including the development of policy, performance and data management, reviewing the delivery of arms length organisations and supporting strategic Community Planning arrangements in North Lanarkshire. In addition you will oversee the support offering to the Corporate Management team and collaborating with the Lord Lieutenant on Lanarkshire Lieutenancy duties.

As an important member of the Business Strategy team, you will be involved in future strategic planning, budget setting, community planning and the development of the Council’s Business Intelligence Hub, a key digital activity to support the important role data and the management of such plays in strategic decision making both within the Council and the North Lanarkshire Partnership.

Educated to degree or equivalent level, you should have extensive management experience and be skilled in the development of strategies goals, strategies and polices.

Evidence of developing and maintaining constructive working relationships is essential.

The job description provides an overview of the duties required and the specific tasks that would be undertaken within each team. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Linda Johnston, Business Strategy Manager at

Work Pattern: 35 Hours

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 27 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of benefits available to you, find out more at work well NL. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

North Lanarkshire Council is committed to #KeepingThePromise. This means that if you have ever been in care (looked after at home with a social worker, lived with a relative other than your parents, experienced foster, residential or secure care) you are entitled to a guaranteed interview for this post, as long as you meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description. This is one way North Lanarkshire is demonstrating our commitment to supporting Care-Experienced People.

The Plan for North Lanarkshire is to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. The Council recognises that work is an important part of adult life and is critical to our wellbeing and shaping how we live. The Fair Work Convention’s Framework defines Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, fulfilment, opportunity, respect and security. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity. To find out more click on the link.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process: Easy Read – My NL


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