Hours: 37 hours per
Closing date 5pm 11th June
- interviews will include a presentation and formal interview.
Contact Debbie Downer via
teams calls preferred or 821000 ext: 6555.
The post will report to
the Strategic Manager - Organisational Intelligence
Are you ready to make a
“Our vision is for the
Isle of Wight to be an inspiring place in which to grow up, work, live, and
We are excited to be
recruiting to this brand-new role, a Policy Officer supporting the Assistant
Chief Executive to assist in the delivery of our council’s Corporate Plan. You will also assist in strengthening the
resilience of the Authority and the Island by supporting the Emergency
Management Team in the development, delivery and future embedding of key
We are committed to
running a council that puts our community at its heart, delivers value for
money, and works with our partner organisations to ensure we focus on what is
important to the Island. To help deliver
this vision, the new Policy Officer will focus on policy and strategy for the
council based on emerging government advice and guidance. You will also work
Through policy and
reporting, the work you deliver will ultimately be used by the Isle of Wight
Council to lobby government. This is your opportunity to really make our voice
To succeed you’ll need to
have an analytical approach teamed with a flair for research and investigation.
You’ll be experienced with ‘horizon scanning’ and will need to be flexible in
work practice as your workload will be varied and often unpredictable.
You’ll support all
directorates and services in the delivery of our Corporate Plan, from policy
and strategy development, through to decision making and implementation,
enabling us to continue:
sound financial management
economic growth and prosperity
for our future needs
opportunities for all
As our Policy Officer,
you’ll need to understand the wider economic and political environment and its
influence on our own council activity.
You’ll be aware of how our policy and strategy affects the whole
population of the Isle of Wight, and ensure we communicate effectively and
consistently to ensure policy and strategy are fully embedded in all our
We are looking for an
of policy and strategy development and application, using recognised
of Local Authority duties and processes
communication, influencing and leadership skills,
of researching and producing reports containing both quantitative and
literacy, numeracy and report writing skills and a high level of technical
expertise in analysis and data manipulation.
ICT skills including use of Microsoft applications and specialist systems which
support procedures and record keeping.
Applicants should be
educated to level 4 up to first degree standard in a relevant subject such as
Business Management, Policy and Strategy or Economics.
The Policy Officer will be
given the opportunity to undertake Masters in Public Administration with the
University of Portsmouth. This level 7 qualification will take 2 years to
complete. The post holder shall receive
80% of the Policy Officer salary until successful completion of this
qualification when they will progress to the full salary.
applicants will be expected to hold an honours degree, or equivalent
professional experience and/or qualifications.
applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2
qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include
GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass.
apprentices must have the right to work in the UK.
We also offer a generous
renumeration package including local government pension scheme, 31 days annual
leave (plus bank holidays) and a range of local and national discounts,
benefits, travel allowances and we also offer relocation support.
For further information or
an informal discussion please contact Debbie Downer on: Via teams.
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Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal
opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all
cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our
addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident
Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential
requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled,
they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
In the interests of efficiency and
economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the
final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager
within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will
not have been successful on this occasion.