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Pullar House 35 Kinnoull Street Perth, PH1 5GD
£50,511 - £54,396 per year
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36 hours per week

Job Description

Team Leader, Commissioning & Policy, Perth PKC11474
£50,511 - £54,396
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull St, Perth, PH1 5GD
We are looking for a new Team Leader within our Commissioning and Policy Team. Our team leads on the development of Strategy, Community Engagement and Co-design for the Health and Social Care Partnership, as such we are looking for someone who can continue to develop this work for us.
As the team leader responsible for this you will directly manage a team of three Policy Officers and six Community Engagement Officers. You will have responsibility for ensuring that Perth and Kinross HSCP remain strategically contemporary, that any strategies, policies or delivery plans are co-designed with those with lived or living experience. The main areas of strategy that we are responsible for are Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health, Carers, Physical Disability, Older People and Technology Enabled Care. You will represent the HSCP within wider meetings across the council, NHS and externally and ensure a linkage between strategy and our commissioning arrangements. You will work closely with the Team Leader for Contracts, Technology Enabled Care and Learning Development. You will contribute to the development and design of policies to ensure commissioned services’ objectives are aligned to the strategic priorities in a way that is able to meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders, both internally and externally. You will have the skill to develop, motivate, inspire, and manage the performance of your team, undertake supervision through one-to-one support meetings and ensure that the training and developmental needs of the team are met, as appropriate and as planned within the regular one to one meetings.
We will ensure you have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities and we will enable you within your leadership role to continuously develop yourself and your team. This is a really exciting opportunity to be part of a team who are passionate about what they do, who are driven by ensuring our services are the best they can be and who enjoy variety and diversity within their day to day working life. You will be based in Pullar House, but can also work form our High Street offices.
For purposes of connection and collaboration with colleagues and with the community we serve, our full-time employees work on site for a minimum of 2 days per week with the arrangements for part time employees being agreed on a basis which will ensure that they benefit to an equivalent degree. Our FAQs on hybrid working can be found here Hybrid working FAQs

We are committed to being a more inclusive employer - to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments, please either contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances, discuss at interview or, if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made.



The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong leadership, with the ability to work at pace under pressure and think strategically in finding new ways to advance strategy and Policy. Must be degree level qualified. Preference for a Health or Social Science related qualification but not essential, relevant work experience will be considered if not a Health or Social Science degree. Other key skills we are looking for include: 
Essential criteria
Sounding understanding of Health and Social Care Strategy and Policy in Scotland; A proven track record of working closely with senior leaders/stakeholders and the ability to get under the skin of policy and delivery challenges and translate that into concrete actions; Highly developed communication, networking and negotiation skills with the personal presence and credibility to secure confidence at senior levels; Experience of working collaboratively with, and delivering through, a diverse group of internal and/or external stakeholders; Demonstrable experience of working across more than one policy area and an ability to innovate and create new solutions to policy challenges; Experience of working in a pressurised environment, involving high levels of personal autonomy and evidence-based decision making; Experience of working on key organisational priorities, and initiating and leading on strategic projects/initiatives designed to deliver on those objectives.
Experience of programme or project management; Experience of co-design methodologies; Experience of line managing a well performing team;
Demonstrable experience of conducting reviews/reports/deep dives and developing coherent recommendations and policy solutions.


The Individual

If you would like to discuss the role any further please contact Zoe Robertson
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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