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Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1TS
£53,508 - £56,830 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


Based at Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Service Planning and Policy Development Manager within the policy team of the Chief Executive’s Service. We are looking for an exceptional individual and strategic thinker with vision and drive to support Children’s Services in Renfrewshire. You must be comfortable working with elected members and senior officers within the Council and across its partner agencies, with a confident and persuasive communication style.

Renfrewshire Council’s policy team lead all strategic planning and performance related activities across the Council, ensuring responsive and flexible strategic support is provided to the Chief Executive and Corporate Management Team, service management teams and elected members. We work closely with colleagues at all levels across the Council and beyond, we are great communicators, collaborators and we pride ourselves in providing valued and effective policy, strategy, performance and data advice and support.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic policy manager to lead the team supporting Children’s Services, however due to the nature of the service we deliver, there may be the opportunity to work across other service teams.

Children’s Services in Renfrewshire are responsible for the delivery of social work services to children and families, criminal justice social work, and early years, primary and secondary education.

You will be a senior strategic advisor within the Council and will work across management teams to drive service improvement and help to shape the strategic direction of the Council.

It is therefore essential that you have experience in local government or a similar diverse organisation and a record of achievement in public policy, partnership working, strategic planning in local government or in some other relevant policy/partner background. You must have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification relating to public policy or strategic planning in local government. You should also be able to demonstrate effective team building and leadership skills, with the ability to manage your, and your team’s workload and the ability to successfully collaborate with stakeholders.

We are a values-driven team - we are fair and kind, we are helpful, we are great collaborators, and we value learning. We are passionate about making a difference in Renfrewshire - if you recognise yourself in these values, we would love to hear from you!

More detailed information is included within the attached job outline however if you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please email Pauline Moss at

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit

Closing Date - Wednesday 19 January 2022

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