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Transformation Manager


Grade 13 £42,923.00 to £46,402.00 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Debbie Downer – MS Teams or 01983 821000 ext. 6555

Vacancy Reference: 50047985

Closing Date: 26/09/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week


Do you embrace the challenge of change? 


We need an innovative transformation specialist to join our team, someone who will relish seeing their efforts clearly and visibly reflected in the lives of our unique Island community.


You’ll be the expert adviser for performance and data intelligence at the Isle of Wight Council, providing specialist analytical research and evaluation advice to all services.


Key duties of the role:



·  You’ll provide technical expertise and advice to senior leadership, council services and partners on the management and analysis of data, and the identification and management of strategic risks.
· You’ll develop new ways of reporting and visualising our business intelligence data to aid decision making and support our data strategy.
· You’ll lead on our corporate risk and performance activities, supporting service areas to identify, manage and report their risks and performance. 
· You’ll work with our teams identifying council wide projects relating to improvements and transformation that you’ll develop to make best use of published and in-house datasets from design through to analysis and visualisation.
· You’ll support in co-ordinating the development of our data strategy, contributing to our policy through the use of existing data sources and commissioned ‘deep-dive’ work.



This is your opportunity to support in leading our council on transformational and technical projects, delivering behaviour change and learning at all levels, whilst ensuring a high quality professional analytical service as part of our digital journey.


Yours will be a diverse workload, so you’ll need to be adaptable and skilled in communicating across departments with very different and specific needs.


You’ll need to be analytically minded with a flair for the translation and interpretation of data, plus, you’ll need to use your communication skills to present ideas, engage with your audience and gain ‘buy in’ for change.


Our team is a fantastic blend of unique and talented individuals, covering a wide spectrum of skills and specialisms. They deserve a confident and assertive manager who will lead in an innovative and forward-thinking manner, supporting them in their duties.



If you would embrace the challenges of supporting this small unitary authority in achieving our ambitious goals, we would love to hear from you to discuss the post in more depth.


The role is agile in nature and will require some remote and some face-to-face presence here on the Isle of Wight. We are happy to discuss the logistics of this role at interview.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Debbie Downer – MS Teams or on 01983 821000 ext. 6555


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.


We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing date: Monday 26th September

Interviews are planned for Monday 10th October, County Hall, High Street, Newport IW.