Change Lead - Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£38,313 to £42,992 per annum plus other benefits!
13 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Job Details

£38,313 to £42,992 per annum for 36 hours per week Monday to Friday, based out of County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2DW, with occasional travel to Lewes or Brighton.  This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

At Orbis Procurement, we want candidates to feel confident to ask about the flexibility they need at work. This might be part time, remote working, compressed hours or job share. Any candidate who applies for a job with us can ask about flexible working at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

We are proud of our agile working culture, including providing the technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones) where the role allows. Benefits include; generous leave which starts at 24 days annually rising to 28 days after five years, local government salary-related pension offered, as well as the option to join the car lease scheme and child care vouchers. For more information on the benefits offered please click here

About the Role

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career in change and innovation?

Orbis is a shared services partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, and Surrey County Council. Our purpose is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers. We do this by generating efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology. As well as Procurement itself, the partnership covers Finance, IT, HR, Property Services, Revenues and Benefits, and Business Operations (the group that operates our Purchasing, AP, AR, and Pensions transactional support services).

Our aim is to grow our influence by working with like-minded organisations who believe as we do, that greater things can be encompassed through true integration and partnership working. Today, Orbis is the largest local government shared service partnership of its’ kind in the UK. We know that our people are our greatest asset and are the key to successful partnership working. We are proud of our public sector heritage and that our employees demonstrate expertise, passion, innovation and customer-focus in everything they do.

The role that we are recruiting to is in the Improvement and Development Team. This team is responsible for the delivery of projects across the scope of Procure-to-Pay, large and small, relating to all aspects of policy, processes and technology, aimed at ensuring the Service operates efficiently and is designed to deliver great customer value

The Change Specialist role will work closely with colleagues across Procurement and the other Orbis Services, and beyond into other collaborative and regional initiatives from time to time. Cross-functional working and matrix management is key to how we function as a service, and you will sometimes be asked to lead small project teams to deliver our programme of work

To be shortlisted for interview, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • Substantial experience in delivering process and/or technology-led change projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of business systems development and/or process development
  • Sound understanding of the principles and practices of business planning and management
  • Experience in building strong stakeholder relationships with key service areas at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of the principles of change management, project management and continuous improvement, and their practical application, with a focus on delivery.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Some previous experience of managing a team, either in a functional or a project context

For more information on this position, please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying.

Contact Details

Interested in finding out more? Please feel free to call Chloe Williams on Tel: 020 8213 2567 or email on

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st September 2017.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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