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Assistant director of policy and performance

Assistant director of policy and performance

Summary

The postholder will direct, manage and develop the Authority’s capability around information services, corporate policy and organisational performance planning, as well as the managing the development of the Integrated Risk Management Plan (known as the Safety and Well-being Plan).

Reports to

Direct reports

  • Planning and performance manager
  • Clerk to the authority
  • Deputy clerk
  • Business intelligence unit manager
  • Project scoping and development manager
  • Senior business analyst
  • Project support officers x3
  • Head of information systems

Job location

Service Headquarters, Maidstone

Key accountabilities

  1. Direct and develop the Authority’s corporate policy and performance arrangements, to ensure that these meet appropriate standards, and that the Authority is able to respond to national changes.
  2. Manage the Authority’s service delivery development process [Safety and Well-being Plan), to ensure that statutory requirements are met and that continuous service improvement can be demonstrated.
  3. Responsible for setting the strategic direction for the development and implementation of cost effective business systems which meet the current and future decision making needs.
  4. Direct the delivery of the Authority’s Corporate Plan through the formulation, direction and review of medium term planning, business planning and performance monitoring to ensure that continuous service improvement can be demonstrated.
  5. To manage and deliver major corporate change projects to time and budget and to support service improvements and the delivery of organisational objectives.
  6. To be responsible for the management and development of the project management processes within the Authority.
  7. Oversee the production and development of the Authority’s performance management information. Lead on strategic initiatives and projects, working with other key managers, government and external agencies, to ensure the delivery of corporate targets, the soundness of overall management arrangements and that the Authority is able to respond to national changes.
  8. Deliver environmental scanning and research on changes in the public sector for the organisation as a whole, including changes to fire service legislation and guidance.
  9. Analyse the potential impact on the Authority and its activities, and ensure that new requirements are reflected in the Authority’s policies and plans
  10. Support the management of Corporate Governance processes through the Authority Committee processes and Corporate Management Board.
  11. To contribute to the delivery of the corporate objectives of the Service as a member of the Corporate Management Board and to form part of the corporate management cell during periods of major emergency.
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