Kirklees Council Careers – Improvement Officer

Website Kirklees Council

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Adults & Health

Service Area

Adults Social Care Operation



Number of Jobs



Civic Centre 1, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF

Position type



Grade 12


£38,553 – £40,578

Quality at Kirklees:

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services to our communities.

We are always looking for better and smarter ways of working.

We are trying to do things differently so that we make the best use of the resources we have available and so that we build effective partnerships with other organisations, delivering efficiencies for the public sector and more seamless services that are of high quality for people who need to use them.

Quality is at the heart of everything we do in Kirklees. We are committed to developing and improving the deliver services and help improve outcomes for people.

This role will be central in helping to drive up standards, through a culture that promotes openness, supportive challenge as well as improvement in the way in which we deliver social care.

In This Role:

You will work on performance and quality development and strategic planning work relating to service delivery of Adult Social Care and related services, including the provision of advice to service management on both national and local developments and their implications on services and performance

You will embed an approach of continuous self-assessment, learning and improvement.

You will be guided by our key principles of quality which promotes an inclusive process in which staff at all levels can participate, reflect on how they do their job and identify areas for development.

You will support decision-makers to understand how much and how well services are doing and what difference they are making to service users, customers, citizens, and communities in Kirklees.

You will support, advise, and enable colleagues to understand and use data, intelligence, and insights.

You will ensure that intelligence and quality products are fit for purpose, used to inform decision making and evaluated to inform future work and support a culture of continuous improvement.

You will have the ability to prioritise own workload and use own initiative.

You will have the ability to communicate with a range of people in differing positions of seniority, including council officers, partners, politicians, and members of the public.

The Candidate:

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong interpersonal, organisational and negotiation skills along with good programme and project management experience.

The Team:

You will join a highly motivated team, who are prepared to work flexibly, in a high profile and demanding environment, working to tight deadlines to achieve success for our programmes.

What we can offer:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A range of family friendly polices, including flexible working and working from home (not all roles)
  • We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership

More Information:

For more information about this post please contact:

Suki Randhawa (Business Development and Improvement Manager) [email protected]


Chris Porter (Service Development Manager) [email protected]

OR call 01484 221000.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date

18 October 2023, 11:55 PM

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