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WORK LIFE - YOUR NEXT MOVE?

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Anne Gulland looks at where the latest job opportunities are coming up. This week - Warwickshire CC ...
Anne Gulland looks at where the latest job opportunities are coming up. This week - Warwickshire CC

Warwickshire CC is looking to fill three new positions - corporate review manager, principal review officer and scrutiny officer for health.

The corporate review manager will work with the principal review officer to deliver an effective programme of scrutiny, said Monica Fogarty, head of policy at the council.

Ms Fogarty said: 'The corporate review manager will have very much a strategic role and will have input and impact right across the organisation.

'We're looking for someone with experience within a larger authority - someone who has worked at the centre of an organisation but who has a feel for individual services.'

She added: 'We need someone who understands modernisation and who is able to weave that into performance issues.'

The council is offering £41,500-£46,000 to the right candidate.

The principal review officer will have a more 'hands-on' role in developing and managing scrutiny projects and service reviews, said Ms Fogarty.

'He or she will be going into more depth and detail at how best to address performance issues and seeing them through to development and implementation plans,' she said.

The right candidate for this post could expect to earn between £29,835 and £32,127.

The health scrutiny officer will support the council's health scrutiny committee, but will also be involved in wider issues. An awareness of health and project management skills are necessary, said Ms Fogarty. The right candidate could expect to earn between £27,420 and £29,835.

Warwickshire scored 'good' in the comprehensive performance assessment and is working towards achieving 'excellent' in the next round. The council's social services department was named in 2001 by then health secretary Alan Milburn as one of the 14 worst in the country but has since improved.

'We have excellent relations between members - we're a hung authority with Labour holding the cabinet seat, but we have a very constructive relationship between councillors. This is mirrored in the relationship between members and officers - there's a high level of mutual respect. This isn't like any other authority I've worked in,' Ms Fogarty said.

Warwickshire is a popular tourist destination with Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle within its borders. The county is next door to Birmingham and has excellent road, rail and air links.

To see the advertisement for these posts look in LGC's yellow pages.

Facts and figures

Population 505,860

Males 248,267

Females 257,593

Aged 0 to 15 19.5%

Aged 16 to 74 64.4%

Aged 75 and over 16.2%

Born in UK 96.1%

Born in EU (inc Rep. of Ireland) 1.5%

Born elsewhere 2.4%

Average house prices

Detached £249,866

Semi detached £136,254

Terraced £112, 935

Flat/maisonette £105, 140

Employment

Percentage of people aged 16-74 . . .

Employed (full and part-time) 56.8%

Self employed 8.7%

Unemployed 2.5%

Student (working) 6.1%

Retired 13.9%

Looking after home/family 5.6%

Permanently sick/disabled 4.2%

Other 2.2%

Health

People with limiting long-term illness 16.8%

People whose health is good 69.9%

People whose health is fairly good 22.0%

People whose health is not good 8.1%

Qualifications

Percentage of people with

Degree or higher 20.7%

No qualifications 27.8%

Ethnic groups

White 95.6%

Mixed race 0.8%

Asian or Asian British2.8%

Black or black British 0.4%

Other ethnic group 0.4%

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