Senior Business Design & Change Consultant

11 Sep 2018
09 Oct 2018
Engineering, Design
Contract Type
Full Time
Essex County Council
Senior Business Design & Change Consultant
Chelmsford, Essex
Up to GBP57,000 per annum
Permanent Contract
Full time - 37 hours per week

We are looking for organisational transformation and change professionals who are at the top of their game, passionate about developing modern, business-focused solutions, and who are not afraid to innovate and 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 which 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.

The opportunity
As a Senior Business Design & Change Consultant within the Organisational Effectiveness team, you will be responsible for your own unique and complex portfolio of design and analysis work. Supporting a range of organisational functions, you will shape business improvement activity in these areas and lead multiple transformational change projects. You will work collaboratively across the Organisation Development & People function more broadly, sharing a clear view of strategic needs, capabilities and processes of the business to support team activities, objectives and help with strategic decision-making.
This is a key role with a lot of variety and challenge, with the team working across every area of the Council to improve the way that the organisation works and is designed. You will need to be committed, but if you are willing to go above and beyond, there's the potential to take on more responsibility should you want it.

About you
Educated to either degree level or with equivalent experience, you will be certified as Lean Six Sigma practitioner to Green Belt level and continuing to build on your expertise. You have a deep understanding of and experience in managing and delivering business process re-engineering, organisational redesign, and change programmes. You ask questions, do your research and look at things from every angle, acting as a true internal consultant. That means you have excellent communication and influencing skills, and are able to build and develop relationships across the business and at different levels.
About us
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.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us