Graduate Policy And Transformation Officer 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: South East

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

About the role

Working in local government is hugely rewarding and a fantastic career path. Embarking on a public sector career puts you at the heart of communities supporting organisational aspirations and vision to improve people’s lives. Council’s support some of the country’s most vulnerable residents, deliver major regeneration schemes to shape the visual and cultural environment and drive continuous improvement and innovation that address and reduce long standing inequalities and socio-economic challenges.

St Helens Council’s Policy and Transformation Graduate Scheme provides you with an opportunity to work across a range of council functions, to gain knowledge and experience of local government and work with internal and external stakeholders to shape major change and transformation. St Helens is a proud and ambitious borough, with caring and hard-working people who want the best for their children, families, and communities.

As a Graduate Policy and Transformation Officer, you will have the opportunity to work in several core council functions including policy and equalities, communication, and reputation management and the corporate programme management office. In this role, you will gain extensive knowledge in how local councils interact across regional and national footprints, liaising with important national organisations such as the Local Government Association to influence and shape future policy considerations. You will gain key project management skills and used these to help drive forward several major transformation programmes to modernise the council’s approach to how it interacts, provides support, and builds relationships with people.

You will also help showcase the council, working to promote positive activity and strengthen relationships with communities and residents and internally between directorates and departments. In this fast-paced area, you will learn about how the council deals with press and media enquiries as well as utilise social media to promote positive stories.

We are looking for 2 talented, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individuals who are keen to embark on an exciting career in local government. You will have a positive, can-do attitude, the ability to listen and clearly articulate conversation and discussion into tangible outputs and work as a team to support colleagues and internal customers in delivering their service priorities and ambitions.

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