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National Management Trainee

South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
Place of work:
South Norfolk House, Long Stratton; Thorpe Lodge, Norwich
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
04 January 2022 11:30 PM
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National Management Trainee
on the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) 

Salary and Hours: £25,991 per annum, 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2 years, starting Autumn 2022
Location: Long Stratton, Norwich / Thorpe Lodge, Norwich  
Other key information: You will be studying for a postgraduate-level certificate from the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM)

Together with the NGDP we are in the business of creating the leaders
of the future.… Are you up for the challenge?

Role Snapshot… Employed on a two-year fixed-term contract, trainees will rotate between different placements to develop their skills and knowledge alongside studying for a postgraduate-level certificate from the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM). This is a varied and prestigious programme which has a high record of success placing graduates in positions of management in local government upon completion of the scheme. If this interests you, please read on …

What you could be part of…

The national graduate development programme for local government (NGDP) is recruiting over 150 talented National Management Trainees for its autumn 2022 intake. Working with one of over 50 councils across England successful applicants will have two years to influence some of society’s big issues, including social care and housing to education and the environment, while training to be one of local government’s next generation of managers.

South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils are taking part in this exciting programme by offering place/s particularly to local residents, giving you the chance to advance your career while giving back to our community.

About you…

The NGDP likes to recruit graduates from all different backgrounds, universities and degree disciplines; our aim is to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. We are looking for people who have the right values and attitudes and who can demonstrate their motivation for a career in the public sector.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their understanding of our key skills and behaviours which are as follows:

Working with others

The   ability to operate effectively with others that demonstrates an understanding   of diversity, political sensitivity, and emotional intelligence. To be able   to bring people together in order to achieve the benefits of change meeting   customer/stakeholder expectations on time and within cost constraints

Persuasive communication

The   ability to communicate persuasively with confidence both orally and in   writing demonstrating the ability to influence and appropriately chose the   right style of communication to fit the audience.

Planning & organisation

The   ability to manage time and prioritise work effectively to achieve objectives   and deliver outcomes focusing on the relevant key drivers for change.

Drive for results

The   ability to act on own initiative and take responsibility for decisions to   achieve results. This is demonstrated with a tenacity to pursue of goals and   challenge the status quo to bring about change.

Analysis & problem solving

The   ability to identify, analyse and interpret relevant information from a range   of sources to solve complex people/community centric problems and develop   well-informed solutions.

Motivation for learning & personal   resilience

The   ability to proactively seek out opportunities for personal learning and development;   the mental resilience to cope with change and then combine the two to learn   from all experiences and apply knowledge / skills to better effect.

Commitment to local government & the wider   community

The   ability to understand the needs of a local community in the current policy   context and the leadership role local government has through local democracy,   community engagement, commissioning, partnerships, and direct interventions

Leadership potential

The   ability to demonstrate an understanding of the key aspects of   transformational leadership and how this is applied in current context of   leading local government through times of unprecedented change

You must have…

  • You will need to have a 2.2 undergraduate degree in any subject by summer 2022
  • Documentary evidence of your entitlement to work in the UK (in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006). The NGDP is unable to apply to sponsor a visa for candidates from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who do not have the right to work in the UK.
  • You will need evidence of one of the following:
    - Went to school in, and/or still have close family/carers living in the South Norfolk or Broadland borough (school must have been attended for 4 + years in these boroughs)
    -Have lived or worked in the South Norfolk or Broadland borough for 4+ years NOT for the purpose of university
    -Have lived in the South Norfolk or Broadland borough borough for 4+ years AFTER attending university

What’s in it for you…

Our package includes:

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 5 years service plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Opportunity to work your hours flexibly to improve your work life balance (where operationally possible)
  • Employer pension contributions of 15% with the option to make additional voluntary contributions
  • Access to our One Team Rewards scheme including discounts in high street shops and restaurants, employee assistance programme and car lease scheme – with more to come!
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Regular reviews with your line manager, develop a personal development plan, as well as opportunities to undertake training
  • Compassionate leave and sickness entitlement for times of need 
  • Support towards volunteering days in the community and encouragement to be involved with fun activities to raise money for local and national charities.

For further information about the programme, please visit https://www.local.gov.uk/national-graduate-development-programme

Please apply online for this role please click this link https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/LGA/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1449

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