Careers in the Strategy and Engagement Service

Looking for a significant opportunity to shape and influence outcomes for the people of Cornwall?

Cornwall is a truly unique place with a unique set of challenges and pressures, so we’re looking for people to join our Strategy and Engagement team that can bring creative thinking, build on strong foundations and challenge the status quo.

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Whether your skills and expertise are more geared to policy, strategy, analysis, planning, communications, marketing or engagement, we could have just the role you’re looking for as we head into our second year of operation as a team.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a broad range of colleagues and build a reputation for successful partnership working, as well as shape work which changes lives. These roles represent great opportunities working for a progressive Council that is one of the largest unitary authorities in the country.

We can offer the opportunity to work on high profile strategic initiatives such as the Devolution Deal, the Strategy for Cornwall, the promotion of Cornish as a recognised National Minority Group and the Council’s leadership approach across key policy areas as we commence the process of leaving the European Union.

If you’d like to be at the forefront of shaping groundbreaking work and changing lives, then take a look at the roles we have on offer.

Cornwall Council has a revenue budget of over £1bn with 123 local councillors representing the 550,000 residents of Cornwall, and delivers services to every community across the county. Our Cabinet has committed to deliver on five key priorities:

  • Healthy Cornwall
  • Homes for Cornwall
  • Green and prosperous Cornwall
  • Connecting Cornwall
  • Democratic Cornwall

The Council has a workforce of around 5,500 and is the biggest employer in Cornwall.

Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) has a distinct cultural identity that reflects its unique history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations. In 2014, Cornish people were granted minority status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, giving Cornish people recognition as a distinct ethnic group.

The Strategy and Engagement Service has a team of around 60 staff and sits within the Customer and Support Services Directorate.

The service includes programme management, strategy and policy development, communications and marketing, and we are now building up our analytical capabilities to ensure that we can strengthen our evidence based decision making.

Our team is instrumental in delivering the Council priorities and works closely with the political leadership and Council Directors Team to ensure that these priorities are embedded throughout the organisation. The service also works closely with Government on a range of initiatives, including devolution and has an important role in promoting local political priorities.

Delivering strategic communications, ensuring our residents are informed and that we engage with them in meaningful ways where they are able to influence the decisions the Council makes are core to our work, which can range from working with the media, to driving behavioural change campaigns or running consultations.

We are striving to become more resident focused, challenging ourselves to deliver the best possible services for the people of Cornwall. We are innovative and constantly exploring new ways to promote Cornwall and to build on our existing devolution deal through the best possible use of data and resident feedback. We want people to join our team who will share in our journey of excellence in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

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It’s an exciting time to be in Cornwall. We have the second fastest growing tech sector in the country, where broadband speeds are faster than central London and where entrepreneurial start-ups are developing at a faster rate than almost anywhere else. Our lifestyle offers artisan foods and great local produce, art, culture and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country from rugged moors to beautiful beaches and attractive villages.

We have the mildest climate in the United Kingdom, and are proud of world class attractions such as the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre, Tintagel and renowned festivals such as Boardmasters, the Eden Sessions and Tunes in the Dunes. 

A strong transport network puts you in easy reach of key destinations in the UK and beyond by road, rail, air and sea. Cornwall Airport Newquay – which is owned by Cornwall Council - is the fastest growing regional airport in the UK, connecting more than 400,000 people a year to UK and international destinations.

Our children and family services are rated in the top 25% of children’s services in the country from Ofsted. Six universities and colleges offer higher education at 13 campuses around Cornwall.

We’re also a safe and friendly place - crime rates in Cornwall are among the lowest in the UK.

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For further information, please email careers@cornwall.gov.uk or call 01872 323800.