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UK
Finance
Advertising Salary
£51,000 - £58,000 (rest of UK) £56,000 - £62,000 (London)
Vacancy Type
Permanent
External Advertising End Date
27 May 2024
Basis
Full Time
Hours Per Week
37

About The Role

It’s an exciting time to join the Fund with our new strategy ‘It Starts with Community’ and our new and ambitious 3-year Corporate Plan. We have an opportunity for a Head of Strategic Planning to join our team.  The role reports to the Chief Finance and Resources Officer, in the Finance and Resources directorate.  The role is responsible for leading the Strategic Planning team and currently has two direct reports. 

The role is responsible for leading the team to support the organisation to ensure alignment of strategic ambitions with the Corporate Plan and associated corporate processes.  The team provide expertise in business planning, corporate planning and oversight and governance to the organisations strategic programme of projects.       

Responsibilities include:  
  •  You will provide oversight of the governance and reporting to SMT of the strategic transformation projects and support the team in the monitoring, tracking and reporting of the delivery plan projects to senior stakeholders 
  • You will have accountability for providing strategic analysis to our Senior Management Team and subcommittees to enable robust operational and strategic decisions. 
  • You will lead a dispersed team to coordinate and mature the organisations strategy management; business planning processes: corporate plan: programme/project management.  
  • You will drive a high performing culture, inspiring, coaching and empowering your team.  
  • You will collaborate with senior leaders and teams and have strong stakeholder management to build relationships across the organisation. 
  • You will use your expertise to partner with key stakeholders to champion our corporate processes and enhance our strategic maturity level to support our strategic ambitions.  
Interview Date:
1st stage interview 4/5th June 2024 
2nd stage interview 11th June 2024 (Face: Face in Birmingham)  

Location: We have a hybrid approach to working, work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown. 

If you would like an informal conversation about the role specifically or ask any questions about the recruitment process, please email: [email protected] 

Essential criteria
  •  Experience of leading and developing dispersed, high performing team to deliver excellent service to internal stakeholders  
  • Significant experience of delivering the key elements of the strategy management system, and the ability to provide professionally presented strategic analysis to senior audiences 
  • Demonstrable experience of program/project management and relevant qualification i.e. PgM, Prince 2 Agile Foundation & Practitioner  
  • Solid stakeholder management experience at senior level i.e. SMT and Chief Executive, incl influencing senior decision makers, teams and colleagues  
  • Ability to facilitate difficult discussions with diverse range of stakeholders  
  • Significant experience of collaborating with and influencing internal customers to create effective business processes  
  • Experience of making sense of complex strategic issues, and the ability to triangulate data and metrics with strategic learning  
  • Knowledgeable in business excellence frameworks such as EFQM 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why The National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 

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