Corporate Performance and Planning Manager

  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • September 19, 2021
  • £34,728 to £38,890

Corporate Performance and Planning Manager

The Business Intelligence (BI) Team sits at the heart of the organisation and is key in driving evidence based decision making across the council.

Using robust data and information drawn from a wide range of sources, the BI Team ensures that the council has a rich understanding of its residents and localities as well as its performance and has the necessary intelligence and insights to plan and communicate its future.

Harnessing the value of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence [AI] and machine learning to gain a deeper understanding of people and place will enable resources to be targeted most effectively improving lives and outcomes.

The BI team is creating a culture of using data and insight to drive improvements across the organisation, we want our managers and senior leaders to be eager for information, seeking increasing insight that can be used to make better and more effective decisions

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

The Planning and Performance Team plays a pivotal role within the Council leading on both strategic planning and corporate performance reporting.

As the manager of this small team you will be working with lead elected members and the strategic leadership to shape the strategic plans for the organisation, setting what the council aims to achieve and how this will be done.

You will set up the frameworks to ensure the strategic plans are delivered throughout the organisation as well as performance systems against which performance towards plans can be assessed and managed.

For this, you will create and maintain effect systems to collate performance information from across the council, building strong and trusting relationships with key colleagues within service departments.

We are working remotely at present but envisage a hybrid working model post pandemic whereby you will be able to balance your work location between working remotely and in the office in Taunton.

A few things about you

You will need to be a confident presenter and able to convey complex information in a way that can be understood by a range of senior audiences.

Additional information

The salary for this role is Grade 9 ranging from £34,728 to £38.890 per annum.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Tony Johnson, Strategic Manager Business Intelligence via

Interviews will take place virtually via MS Teams.


Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Fluency duty

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

DBS information

This post requires a criminal background check via the basic Disclosure procedure


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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £34,728 to £38,890
  • Job Category
    Public Sector
  • Disability Confident
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