Development and Improvement Manager

  • Location
    South Croydon, Greater London
  • Salary
    £400.00/Daily
  • Category
    Public Sector - Consultancy
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    5970CROYDON

Service Development and Improvement Manager


3 Months (likely to be extended)


Umbrella £400 per day (Negotiable)


Inside IR35


Mostly home working



  • Support the Director to meet the immediate demands of the Croydon Renewal Improvement Plan for the Children, Families and Education Department

  • Work collaboratively with Directors, Heads of Service, managers and the wider team to deliver a work programme to secure the continued improvement of children services

  • Matrix coordination and leadership of a programme of activities across the Children, Families and Education Department

  • Bring an evidence-based approach to policy and strategy development with a clear focus on effective implementation

  • Maintain the recording and reporting procedures that support Heads of Service and Directors to meet the client's programme management and reporting requirements

  • Oversee the work of a project manager, deploying their expertise as required to ensure the programme of work remains on track


Skills and abilities:



  1. Strong interpersonal skills and a proven track record of building effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners.

  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience of drafting high-quality briefings for senior leaders and elected members.

  3. Proven programme planning and organisational skills including the ability to adapt to deliver challenging objectives in a fast paced, high profile, and politically sensitive environment.

  4. Strong analytic skills with the ability to use a range of methodologies to produce clear recommendations and plans of action

  5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team delivering at pace and managing deadlines across a broad portfolio of work


consultant: Sarah Gillan Telephone: 07849 629289


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