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Date Added: 14th May
Essex County Council
Continuous Improvement Practitioner - (22958)
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 17/05/19
Job summary and Responsibilities
We are looking for continuous improvement professionals who are at the top of their game, passionate about developing modern, business-focused solutions, and who aren’t afraid to try something new. The challenge we have at Essex County Council is massive, the opportunity is even bigger. This is your chance to bring new and modern ways of doing things to one of the biggest county councils in the country, where you will be encouraged to share your ideas, experience and be at the heart of creating and delivering best fit solutions.
If the idea of being part of a team who is making a real difference to public service, and to the lives of the residents of Essex, appeals to you – then this is the place for you. You may currently be working in local government, the wider public sector or in the private sector but looking to showcase your skills on a larger stage and focused on business performance which has a real impact on people’s lives.
As a Continuous Improvement Practitioner, you will take an active role in the delivery of projects. Working collaboratively within the Organisation Development & People function, you will lead on Lean Six Sigma projects and other business improvement initiatives across the organisation. As a consultant, you will analyse and be able to define what is needed in each situation, help to embed changes within the organisation, and offer advice and guidance to ensure these changes are sustained. Nurturing relationships with other teams and external partners, you will drive and embed a continuous improvement culture across the Council, maximising effectiveness and improving customer experience.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, you will be a Lean Six Sigma practitioner certified to Green Belt level with strong experience in delivering projects in challenging environments. With an analytical mindset, you will be comfortable managing a demanding and diverse workload. You will have a keen understanding of a variety of change management tools and techniques and keep up-to-date with current technologies. If you come from a change management background this would also be beneficial.
At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of around 7,500, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people. They are fundamentally key to our current and future success.
We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It’s important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. Our package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path, which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, annual leave of up to 29 days per year, discounted shopping and much more.
Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.