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  • Assistant Director Transformation & Reform - Oldham Council (Closing date: 9am on 27 March 2020) - North West

    Assistant Director Transformation and Reform

    Oldham Council and CCG

    Salary: £85,000 - £90,000

     

    Pioneering co-operative change

     

    Oldham is forging ahead on a programme of significant change and reform which will confirm its role as a place where innovative service delivery is improving lives of residents. It’s an amazing place to work and live and we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities to develop yourself and your career linked to our co-operative workplace culture delivering the best service for our customers and communities.  

     

    As Assistant Director of Transformation and Reform you’ll lead our Transformation Team and be the new catalyst to support and influence our exciting journey ahead. We’re keen and committed to build on our positive foundations so far. We want to make our ambitions a reality and we now need a visible Transformation Professional to combine strong programme management with fresh thinking and people centered ideas to support and guide our co-operative driven approach. Public Service Reform is also key in helping to develop integrated health and social care and wider services in partnership with local people.

    Reporting to the Director of Workforce and Organisational Design you’ll need to manage high-performing teams, make the most of the Transformation Support Team and provide excellent communication at every stage of our journey. The key is to help our services still perform at their best, focusing on accountability and outcomes whilst embracing the transformation journey ahead.  You will champion system-wide innovation and have a record of leading complex organisational and cultural change. You will have worked at a senior level, spearheading transformation programmes featuring innovative thinking, whilst motivating teams and service improvement to deliver sustainable and effective services. Exceptional communication and leadership skills will help you to flourish to engage and connect effectively with our complex range of stakeholders.

     

    For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467 or Pete John on 07701 305617.

    Visit www.leadingoldham.co.uk to find out more.

     

    Closing date: Friday 3rd April 2020 at 9:00am

     

    Apply now
  • TEST ROLE (FF/9477/HS) - London

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  • Interim ER Consultant (FF/9958/FF) - London

    We have an exciting 3 months opportunity for an interim Employee Relations Specialist to assist a London based Authority. You will be dealing with Trade Unions and providing guidance to the Authority. Please contact Fiyin Fayeye at fiyin.fayeye@penna.com or call on 020 3849 2643 if you would like to know more.

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  • Category Lead - Fixed Term Contract (FF/9940/GA) (Close date: Monday 30th March 2020 at 4:00pm) - South East

    Location: South East

    Duration: 12 months FTC

    Salary: £70k

    Days per week: 5 days (Scope for working from home)

    Start date: May/June

    Reports into: Senior Global Category Lead

    Department: Commercial Services

    Closing date for applications: Monday 30th March 4pm

     

    Requirements for role:

     

    My client, is currently looking for a commercially minded and experienced Category Manager to operate in the role of Category Lead for a period of 12 months. The Category Lead will be required to :

     

    • Provide category knowledge and insight across areas of spend to ensure the client achieves the best possible commercial outcomes. Working across the departments to ensure that category strategies and plans are aligned to the commercial strategies and maximise the organisation's buying position whilst contributing to and delivering the client’s strategic objectives

    • Support the development of fit for purpose category, sourcing and supplier strategies that include innovative, progressive approaches to securing goods, services and capital projects that align to and deliver department strategies and improve social value outcomes to local residents.

    • Conduct robust analysis of markets and suppliers and provide relevant, up to date and forward looking commercial insight

    • Ensure Commercial & Procurement play a key role in business development, by developing supply chain solutions which deliver client requirements and identify and mitigate category, sourcing and supplier risk

    • On time delivery of procurement strategies and sourcing events that provide assurance to the business and deliver improved value to service users

    • Develop and deliver innovative and fit for purpose contracting and negotiation strategies

    • Manage contracts and suppliers in line with the client’s Supplier Management framework (risk, performance, value)

    • Ensure strong working relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders across the client’s organisation to create and implement engagement plans for change to influence and increase value and efficiency in project delivery and supply

    • Manage and coach the team (and coach the wider business) to embed commercial and procurement practices and expertise

     

    To be considered for this role, candidates MUST have recent experience of working in local or central government and operating at a senior level.

     

    To be considered for this role, please send your CV to george.agyemang@penna.com

     

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  • Senior Global Category Lead - Fixed Term Contract (FF/9937/GA) (Close date: Monday 30th March 2020 at 4:00pm) - South East

    Senior Global Category Lead – Fixed Term Contract

    Location: South East

    Duration: 12 months FTC

    Salary: £75k - £85k

    Days per week: 5 days (Scope for working from home)

    Start date: May/June

    Reports into: Head of Commercial Engagement

    Department: Commercial Services

    Closing date for applications: Monday 30th March at 4pm

     

    Requirements for role:

     

    My client, is currently looking for a highly experienced procurement specialist with strong commercial acumen and contract management skills. Reporting into the Head of Commercial Engagement, the Senior Global Category Lead will be required to:

     

    • Provide deep category knowledge and insight across areas of spend to ensure the organisation achieves the best possible commercial outcomes. Working across the departments to ensure that category strategies and plans are aligned to the commercial strategies and maximise the organisation's buying position whilst contributing to and delivering the organisation’s strategic objectives

    • Development of fit for purpose category, sourcing and supplier strategies that include innovative, progressive approaches to securing goods, services and capital projects that align to and deliver department strategies and improve social value outcomes to local residents.  

    • Conduct in-depth analysis of markets and suppliers and provide relevant, up to date and forward looking commercial insight

    • Ensure Commercial & Procurement play a key role in business development, by developing supply chain solutions which deliver client requirements and identify and mitigate category, sourcing and supplier risk

    • On time delivery of complex procurement strategies and sourcing events that provide assurance to the business and deliver improved value and outcomes to service users

    • Develop and deliver innovative and fit for purpose contracting and negotiation strategies whilst securing improved value and contractual outcomes for the client

    • Manage contracts and suppliers in line with the client’s Supplier Management framework (risk, performance, value) and, where appropriate, build partnerships to drive improved outcomes for the organisation and service users

    • Ensure strong relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders across the organisation to facilitate the creation and implementation of engagement and change plans and to influence and increase efficiency, value and outcomes in project delivery and supply.

    • Ensure compliance with all organisational commercial policies, standards and processes

    • Lead, manage and coach the team (and coach the wider business) to embed commercial and procurement practices and expertise

     

    To be considered for this role, candidates MUST have recent experience of working in local or central government and operating at a senior level.

     

    To be considered for this role, please send your CV to george.agyemang@penna.com

     

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  • Head of Regeneration - Basildon Council (Close date: 14th April 2020 at 9:00am) -

    Salary: Up to £75,006

     

    Build your legacy in Basildon.

     

    Here at Basildon Council, we create opportunities to improve lives every single day. We look

    after around 172,000 people, all living and working across our towns, and Borough. It’s our job to make sure they thrive. We do that by being ambitious and dynamic with our approach to service, and overcoming challenges with creative solutions. We work in this way across the whole council, making it a place where your career can thrive too.

     

    As the Head of Regeneration, you’ll lead and manage complex projects across regeneration, and investment sectors. Working closely with the Planning service, you’ll confidently manage sizeable financial plans and provide strategic input for economic frameworks. As part of this, you’ll provide full support by preparing reports, attending meetings and giving sound advice. Ensuring that service delivery plans work well with wider council plans, you’ll have a hugely positive impact on our residents.

     

    We’re looking for someone with at least five years of relevant, high-level experience across planning and delivery. Your ability to organise and motivate will help you when leading our in-house building company Sempra, as well as other specialist teams. You’ll also need a detailed understanding of the Thames Estuary Gateway and ASELA growth areas. And, as you’ll be the first point of contact for most areas, you’ll need to have great people skills.

     

    We’re accessible to London and other parts of Essex, thanks to our great car and rail connections. We offer competitive holidays, which increase with your length of service, and a pension scheme. You can also get childcare vouchers, discounted rates for health, fitness and local stores – and free parking!

     

    Discover the impact you’ll have in Basildon by visiting www.inspiringbasildon.com

    Closing date: 09:00 on the 14th April

     

     

    Apply now
  • Head of Economic Development - Basildon Council (Close Date: 14th April 2020 at 9:00am) -

    Salary: Up to £68,251

     

    Build your legacy at Basildon

     

    Here at Basildon Council, we create opportunities to improve lives every single day. We look

    after around 172,000 people, all living and working across our towns, and Borough. It’s our job to make sure they thrive. We do that by being ambitious and dynamic with our approach to service, and overcoming challenges with creative solutions. We work in this way across the whole council, making it a place where your career can

    thrive too.

     

    As the Head of Economic Development, your work will be crucial in strengthening the

    borough’s economic position. Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders,

    you’ll lead on initiatives and projects that’ll improve residents’ lives. You’ll input strategically on economic frameworks that influence annual implementation plans, and review project management systems to ensure best practice methods.

     

    You’ll need experience in a similar role, showing high levels of planning and service

    delivery, as well as an in-depth understanding of wider financial cycles. Your experience leading successful negotiations and developing funding bids will help you when laying out financial strategies. Importantly, your supportive nature will not only motivate your team, but inspire other senior level members as well.

     

    We’re accessible to London and other parts of Essex, thanks to our great car and rail connections. We offer competitive holidays, which increase with your length of service, and a pension scheme. You can also get childcare vouchers, discounted rates for health, fitness and local stores – and free parking!

     

    Discover the impact you’ll have in Basildon by visiting www.inspiringbasildon.com

    Closing date: 09:00 on the 14th April

     

    Apply now
  • Head of Communications - Basildon Council (Close Date: 14th April 2020 at 9:00am) -

    Salary: Up to £68,251

     

    Build your legacy at Basildon

     

    Here at Basildon Council, we create opportunities to improve lives every single day. We look

    after around 172,000 people, all living and working across our towns, and Borough. It’s our job to make sure they thrive. We do that by being ambitious and dynamic with our approach to service, and overcoming challenges with creative solutions. We work in this way across the whole council, making it a place where your career can

    thrive too.

     

    As the Head of Communications, you’ll have a crucial role advising colleagues on internal and external marketing projects. Basildon’s a great area to live, work and invest in – and you’ll make sure that everyone knows it. You’ll stay on top of trends, which will help you to develop and maintain effective communications strategies. And, you’ll manage the marketing budget for Basildon while being responsible for all media relations.

     

    With extensive experience in marketing at a senior level, you’ll be up to date with the latest communication channels, while also having a grasp on traditional methods too. You’ll also need a political antenna and an awareness of local authority challenges, which will help guide your strategies in promoting Basildon. Naturally creative, your enthusiasm will motivate your team, while inspiring other senior members and stakeholders, too.

     

    We’re accessible to London and other parts of Essex, thanks to our great car and rail connections. We offer competitive holidays, which increase with your length of service, and a pension scheme. You can also get childcare vouchers, discounted rates for health, fitness and local stores – and free parking!

     

    Discover the impact you’ll have in Basildon by visiting www.inspiringbasildon.com

    Closing date: 09:00 on the 14th April

     

     

    Apply now
  • Interim Finance Manager (PW/CB/FF9941) -

    CIPFA-Penna are currently working with a client who are looking for an Interim Finance Manager for up to six months to lead a small team providing finance, risk management and insurance services to an Emergency Services Organisation.

    An immediate priority will be the preparation of the annual statutory accounts and managing the relationship with the external auditors.

    You will be a qualified accountant with experience of leading finance teams and year end accounting in a local authority environment. Experience of using SAP would be an advantage as well as implementing business partnering.

    For further information and a confidential chat, please contact philippa.watkins@penna.com or catherine.bush@penna.com

    Apply now
  • Interim Accountant (Schools & Education) (FF/9920/JS) - East Midlands

    CIPFA-Penna are working in partnership with a unitary council in the Midlands to support the recruitment of an Interim Financial Accountant to support the finance leadership team on the closure of annual statutory accounts, manage the relationship with the auditors (including dealing with year-end related queries) and assist on supporting the schools & education directorate with provision of high-quality financial reports, analysis and business-partnering.

     

    We are looking for a qualified accountant (CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA or ACA) with experience of year-end accounting in a local authority environment, preferably with an understanding of schools & education finance (e.g. funding formula DSG, etc.).

     

    If you are immediately available to start a new assignment and are a good fit for the above criteria, please get in touch with Jonathon Sheppard, our Senior Consultant for the Midlands region (jonathon.sheppard@penna.com).

     

    Apply now
  • Interim Assistant Director, People and Organisational Development (FF/9914/FF) - South East

    We have an exciting interim opportunity for an experienced senior HR and/ or OD leadership experience within a large, multi-disciplinary environment, preferably within the public sector with experience of leading and implementing whole system people management and OD interventions that positively impacted on the organisational effectiveness, operations and culture. The successful candidate will focusing on the strategic leadership, direction and impact of HR and OD interventions. The focus will be on undertaking a diagnostic review and producing a report on findings. London based. For more information please get in touch on Fiyin.fayeye@penna.com or 020 3849 2643

    Apply now
  • Interim Head of Organisational Development (FF/9915/FF) - South East

    We have an interim opportunity for an experienced OD professional experience within a large, multi-disciplinary environment, preferably within the public sector. The successful candidate will focus on the full range of OD strategies and interventions to ensure an integrated and corporate approach to OD strategy, organisational development, workforce planning, change and culture management, employee engagement and people performance to support the delivery of critical business transformation programmes. London based.  For more information please get in touch on Fiyin.fayeye@penna.com or 020 3849 2643

    Apply now
  • Service Director, Policy, Communities & Engagement (Closing: Tuesday 14th April 2020 - 9.00am) - South East

    Luton Council

    Service Director, Policy, Communities & Engagement

    Up to £88,794

     

    Luton is bursting with potential. As champions of fresh thinking and with a talented workforce, we listen to our communities and work hard to ensure our town remains a vibrant, ambitious and prosperous place for all.

     

    To continue our practice of putting Luton’s people at the heart of everything we do, we seek a talented Service Director to develop stronger pathways for effective community engagement, and to reposition our Council’s brand in the drive towards our 2040 anti-poverty agenda.

     

    With a strong understanding of the democratic landscape and an ability to support Members, you will build key relationships with political leaders, key stakeholders and our diverse resident groups

    to ensure that Luton truly protects its people, whilst shaping robust policies to address prime challenges and opportunities across the borough. Together, let’s realise the remarkable.

     

     

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our retained consultant at Penna: Helen Anderson on 07936 329908 or Rebecca Rampat on 07739 985332

     

    Closing date: 9.00am - Tuesday 14th April 2020.

     

    Apply now
  • Interim Chief Accountant (RL/FF/9892) - South West

    CIPFA-Penna are working with a local authority based in the South West of England to them support them in recruiting an Interim Chief Accountant to lead on their preparation of accounts, ready for close down for a period of 3-6 months. 

    You will need to be a qualified accountant and have recent experience of close down in a local authority and be available for an immediate start.

    If you are interested to know more about this opportunity please email ruth.lane@penna.com

    Apply now
  • Interim Accountant (RL/FF/9893) - South West

    CIPFA-Penna are working with a South West based local authority to help them recruit an Interim Accountant for a period of 3-6 months. You will be supporting the statement of work accounts and supporting the Chief Accountant.

    You will need to be a qualified accountant (CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA or ACA) and have recent experience of assisting in a local authority and be available to start in April.

    If you are interested to know more about this opportunity please email ruth.lane@penna.com

    Apply now
  • Interim Systems Accountant (RL/FF/9894) - South West

    CIPFA-Penna are working with a local authority based in South West England who are about to embark on a software implementation project and are looking for an Interim Systems Accountant to be the key lead on the project for a period of 6 months. 

    You must be CCAB qualified and available to start April/May. 

    If you are interested to know more about this opportunity please email ruth.lane@penna.com

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  • Interim Head of Strategic Finance & Resource Management (PW/CB/FF9884) - London

    CIPFA-Penna are working with a Public Sector client who are looking for an Interim Head of Strategic Finance for a period of 3-6 months.

    You will be responsible for the MTFS, Business planning, budget setting and budget monitoring.

    You will be CCAB qualified with extensive local authority experience gained at this level.

    For more information and a confidential chat, please contact philippa.watkins@penna.com or catherine.bush@penna.com

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