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  • Corporate Director for Environment and Place - Oxfordshire County Council & Cherwell District Council (Close Date: Monday 16th November) -

    There is no better place

     

    Corporate Director of Environment & Place                

    up to £147,000

     

    Oxfordshire is undoubtedly one of the best places to live and work in the UK. It boasts world class businesses, a universally renowned university, with towns and countryside that is the envy of many – it is also only an hour from the capital. This role across Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council underlines just why the county is such a great place.

     

    You will take lead accountability for the delivery of a major capital and infrastructure programme, play a key role in shaping and delivering the Oxfordshire Growth Deal, engaging regionally with matters relating to growth and the Ox-Cam arc, developing an effective waste strategy, managing the transport and highways functions, and leading the planning services for both Oxfordshire County and Cherwell District Councils.

     

    Inside the organisations, you will work closely with the Chief Executive and fellow corporate directors, leading your team of directors and heads of service whilst ensuring informative relationships are built with your portfolio holders. You will also be required to have and build a wide network of contacts and the ability to build and maintain strong and professional relationships across the public and private sectors at national and local level.

     

    This is an outstanding, high-profile opportunity where you can enjoy the unique challenges of working in an area of such high ambition.

     

    If you are ready to create an even better environment you can talk, confidentially, to Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or David Slatter on 07500 828610 at our recruitment partners Penna.

     

    To apply, please visit http://execroles.penna.com/

     

     

    Closing date – 16th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Chief Information Officer/ IT Director - West Northamptonshire Council (Closing Date: Wednesday 11th November 5.00pm) FF/10311 - East Midlands

    Chief Information Officer/ IT Director – West Northamptonshire Council

    Salary level £92K-£112K

    Location: Northamptonshire / Flexible

     

    We’re creating two new unitary councils in Northamptonshire – West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council. It’s an incredibly exciting and positive change. It’ll allow us to provide more efficient service delivery for our residents and local businesses, improve outcomes and increase value for money.

     

    The new Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw has been appointed already and they have been joined by our Director for Finance, Legal and Democratic Services, Adult Services; and a shared Director of Children’s Services, working with the planned new Children’s Trust for both North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire.

     

    We now need to ensure that we have the right and modern technology, skills and infrastructure to underpin the new council. We want to reflect the new 24/7 world our communities live and work in, by being there for them whenever they need us – day and night. We’re also focusing on innovation. The creation of the new council is a chance for us to do things differently and improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold decisions and do things differently. It’s all about doing the right thing – now, and for the future.

     

    Our new IT leader will join colleagues ensuring out new Councils are “Safe and Legal Plus” from Day 1 take us on a transformational journey to deliver the future strategy and shape the services a new council will need.

     

    They will bring the leadership and experience required to transform our IT and Digital services into a truly customer centric service. Each will develop a new and innovative IT & Digital strategy to help reshape the delivery of our services onto a digital ?rst platform for our communities and residents. They will also create a ?exible environment for our workforce, putting in place a best in class infrastructure that will support continuous improvement and the empowerment of our people.

     

    We know it’s a cliché, but if you are looking for a fresh challenge and have the ambition to deliver a new authority and all its technology, please do reach out to our advising consultants at Penna.

     

    For further information, please do go our dedicated microsite, which will offer you more detail on our ambition http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Joanne Cumper on 07925 894 863 or jo.cumper@penna.com

     

    Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 11th November 2020

    Initial Interviews: Week of the 16th November 2020

    Final Interviews: Week of the 23rd November 2020

     

    All interviews are likely to be conducted virtually.

     

    Apply now
  • Chief Information Officer/ IT Director - North Northamptonshire Council (Closing Date: Wednesday 11th November 5.00pm) FF/10312 - East Midlands

    Chief Information Officer/ IT Director – North Northamptonshire Council

    Salary level £92K-£112K

    Location: Northamptonshire / Flexible

     

    We’re creating two new unitary councils in Northamptonshire – North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council. It’s an incredibly exciting and positive change. It’ll allow us to provide more efficient service delivery for our residents and local businesses, improve outcomes and increase value for money.

     

    The new Chief Executive, Rob Bridge has been appointed already and they have been joined by our Director for Finance, Legal and Democratic Services, Adult Services; and a shared Director of Children’s Services, working with the planned new Children’s Trust for both North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire.

     

    We now need to ensure that we have the right and modern technology, skills and infrastructure to underpin the new council. We want to reflect the new 24/7 world our communities live and work in, by being there for them whenever they need us – day and night. We’re also focusing on innovation. The creation of the new council is a chance for us to do things differently and improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold decisions and do things differently. It’s all about doing the right thing – now, and for the future.

     

    Our new IT leader will join colleagues ensuring out new Councils are “Safe and Legal Plus” from Day 1 take us on a transformational journey to deliver the future strategy and shape the services a new council will need.

     

    They will bring the leadership and experience required to transform our IT and Digital services into a truly customer centric service. Each will develop a new and innovative IT & Digital strategy to help reshape the delivery of our services onto a digital ?rst platform for our communities and residents. They will also create a ?exible environment for our workforce, putting in place a best in class infrastructure that will support continuous improvement and the empowerment of our people.

     

    We know it’s a cliché, but if you are looking for a fresh challenge and have the ambition to deliver a new authority and all its technology, please do reach out to our advising consultants at Penna.

     

    For further information, please do go our dedicated microsite, which will offer you more detail on our ambition http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Joanne Cumper on 07925 894 863 or jo.cumper@penna.com

     

    Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 11th November 2020

    Initial Interviews: Week of the 16th November 2020

    Final Interviews: Week of the 23rd November 2020

     

    All interviews are likely to be conducted virtually.

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Communities - St Helens (Closing Date: Thursday 12th November 2020) FF: 10319 -

    Come and join St Helens “A Place of countless opportunities”

     

    Director of Communities - £92,968 - £98,282

     

    In St Helens we’re proud; linking both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage sitting in an area of rolling countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Our new leadership team are busy recasting the way we deliver our public services as we continue to transform how we deliver our community and stakeholder promises. There is no better time to join us and become part of our improvement journey and help build our legacy. We are rekindling our passion and commitment to continue to drive through our growth and improvement and creating a sustainable Council with a strong infrastructure and economy to offer the best quality of life to our thriving communities. Now more than ever, we need to drive innovative change across our services, enabling the Council to take the next step in delivering its ambitious agenda and adapting collectively to a changing world. We are ideally placed to play a big part in our regional debate too at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse with easy access to Liverpool, Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester and excellent Motorway and transport links.

     

    This role is an opportunity for talented, corporate thinking and grounded leaders to grow personally and professionally in a values led culture, delivering excellence across a range of key corporate services.

     

    Our communities are at the heart of what we do. We already have strong stakeholder relationships so you will be able to demonstrate experience of leading, improving and developing first class housing and community led services in a multi-agency partnership setting.

    This role, along with the other two place roles currently being advertised, sit front and centre of our progressive improvement plans so you’ll bring a grounded blend of corporate leadership and evidence of successful delivery to support our success.

     

    For an informal discussion regarding this roles, please contact our colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or visit www.sthelensrecruitment.com.

     

    Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 12th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Strategy and Growth - St Helens (Closing Date: 12th November 2020) FF: 10340 -

    Come and join St Helens “A Place of countless opportunities”

     

    Director of Strategy and Growth - £92,968 - £98,282

     

    In St Helens we’re proud; linking both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage sitting in an area of rolling countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Our new leadership team are busy recasting the way we deliver our public services as we continue to transform how we deliver our community and stakeholder promises. There is no better time to join us and become part of our improvement journey and help build our legacy. We are rekindling our passion and commitment to continue to drive through our growth and improvement and creating a sustainable Council with a strong infrastructure and economy to offer the best quality of life to our thriving communities. Now more than ever, we need to drive innovative change across our services, enabling the Council to take the next step in delivering its ambitious agenda and adapting collectively to a changing world. We are ideally placed to play a big part in our regional debate too at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse with easy access to Liverpool, Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester and excellent Motorway and transport links.

    This role is an opportunity for talented, corporate thinking and grounded leaders to grow personally and professionally in a values led culture, delivering excellence across a range of key corporate services.

     

    You will lead and nurture our exciting growth strategy focusing on strategic delivery and attracting new and innovative investment. You will be able to demonstrate recent and substantial success in leading one or more services including regeneration, economic development and major projects.

     

    This role, along with the other two place roles currently being advertised, sit front and centre of our progressive improvement plans so you’ll bring a grounded blend of corporate leadership and evidence of successful delivery to support our success.

     

    For an informal discussion regarding this roles, please contact our colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or visit www.sthelensrecruitment.com

     

    Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 12th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Operations - St Helens (Closing Date: 12th November 2020) FF: 10339 -

    Come and join St Helens “A Place of countless opportunities”

     

    Director of Operations - £92,968 - £98,282

     

    In St Helens we’re proud; linking both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage sitting in an area of rolling countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Our new leadership team are busy recasting the way we deliver our public services as we continue to transform how we deliver our community and stakeholder promises. There is no better time to join us and become part of our improvement journey and help build our legacy. We are rekindling our passion and commitment to continue to drive through our growth and improvement and creating a sustainable Council with a strong infrastructure and economy to offer the best quality of life to our thriving communities. Now more than ever, we need to drive innovative change across our services, enabling the Council to take the next step in delivering its ambitious agenda and adapting collectively to a changing world. We are ideally placed to play a big part in our regional debate too at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse with easy access to Liverpool, Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester and excellent Motorway and transport links.

    This role is an opportunity for talented, corporate thinking and grounded leaders to grow personally and professionally in a values led culture, delivering excellence across a range of key corporate services.

     

    You will inherit a strong team tasked with reshaping and revitalising our environmental frontline services. You will be able to evidence good operational understanding and grip coupled with a corporate mindset. You will also be able to demonstrate political sensitivity and judgement.

    This role, along with the other two place roles currently being advertised, sit front and centre of our progressive improvement plans so you’ll bring a grounded blend of corporate leadership and evidence of successful delivery to support our success.

     

    For an informal discussion regarding this roles, please contact our colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or visit www.sthelensrecruitment.com.

     

    Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 12th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Development Director - Qualis Commercial Ltd (Closing Date: Sunday 22nd November 2020) FF/10341 -

    Qualis Commercial Ltd (QCL) part of the Qualis Group Ltd

    Development Director & Development Manager x2

    Location: Epping, London

    Competitive Salaries

     

    Our client the Qualis Group Ltd is an exciting new commercial venture recently formed following the decision by the sole shareholder Epping Forest District Council to set up this new entity.  The Development Company will initially invest £150 million to build new homes, leisure facilities and other amenities to make a positive difference to how people work and live.  The Commercial Company (QCL Ltd) is one of three subsidiary companies within the Group it will build and develop a strong asset base through acquiring and redeveloping a diverse property management portfolio.

     

    The Development Director will therefore have a broad and interesting portfolio. This is a fantastic opportunity for a high-quality development professional to join a growing development company where you will be able to establish and take responsibility for your business area and bring a new skillset to bear within the business.  Working across a portfolio of mixed use residential and commercial development spread across Epping the role will be focused on the largest projects and asset management opportunities, ranging from reconfigurations and refurbishment of existing buildings and estates through to identifying and delivering ground-up development opportunities.

     

    The two Development Mangers will report directly to the Director of Development, working as part of a highly motivated team to deliver progress and procurement of new property developments. They will also help manage both new build and remodelling projects from conception through to completion and ensure projects secure pre-lets and/or pre-sales of commercial units whilst developing an operational model for residential apartments and family houses on a build to rent model.

     

    All of these  roles will have the opportunity to shape and build a new commercial entity as well helping to create stronger, safer and more sustainable communities.

     

    Our client is therefore looking for talented individuals who are not just driven by commercial performance alone but also want to see the physical impact and legacy that their talent and leadership qualities can deliver.

     

    For further information on these opportunities go to http://qualiscareers.co.uk/ For a confidential discussion about any of these roles please contact our Penna consultants:  

    Claudia Sousa on Claudia.Sousa@Penna.com 07763580368 and Roger Russell on Roger.Russell@Penna.com 07710 701570  

    Apply now
  • Development Manager(s) - Qualis Commercial Ltd (Closing Date: Sunday 22nd November 2020) FF/10342 -

    Qualis Commercial Ltd (QCL) part of the Qualis Group Ltd

    Development Director & Development Manager x2

    Location: Epping, London

    Competitive Salaries

     

    Our client the Qualis Group Ltd is an exciting new commercial venture recently formed following the decision by the sole shareholder Epping Forest District Council to set up this new entity.  The Development Company will initially invest £150 million to build new homes, leisure facilities and other amenities to make a positive difference to how people work and live.  The Commercial Company (QCL Ltd) is one of three subsidiary companies within the Group it will build and develop a strong asset base through acquiring and redeveloping a diverse property management portfolio.

     

    The Development Director will therefore have a broad and interesting portfolio. This is a fantastic opportunity for a high-quality development professional to join a growing development company where you will be able to establish and take responsibility for your business area and bring a new skillset to bear within the business.  Working across a portfolio of mixed use residential and commercial development spread across Epping the role will be focused on the largest projects and asset management opportunities, ranging from reconfigurations and refurbishment of existing buildings and estates through to identifying and delivering ground-up development opportunities.

     

    The two Development Mangers will report directly to the Director of Development, working as part of a highly motivated team to deliver progress and procurement of new property developments. They will also help manage both new build and remodelling projects from conception through to completion and ensure projects secure pre-lets and/or pre-sales of commercial units whilst developing an operational model for residential apartments and family houses on a build to rent model.

     

    All of these  roles will have the opportunity to shape and build a new commercial entity as well helping to create stronger, safer and more sustainable communities.

     

    Our client is therefore looking for talented individuals who are not just driven by commercial performance alone but also want to see the physical impact and legacy that their talent and leadership qualities can deliver.

     

    For further information on these opportunities go to http://qualiscareers.co.uk/ For a confidential discussion about any of these roles please contact our Penna consultants:  

    Claudia Sousa on Claudia.Sousa@Penna.com 07763580368 and Roger Russell on Roger.Russell@Penna.com 07710 701570  

     

    Apply now
  • Joint Director of Public Health - East Berkshire (Closing Date: Monday 16th November) FF/10250 - South East

    Joint Director of Public Health

    East Berkshire

    £110,000 to £120,000

     

    Reporting to the Chief Executives of Bracknell Forest, Slough and Windsor and

    Maidenhead Council’s and the local CCG, this exciting new post represents an

    opportunity to lead a unique Public Health Network, across local authorities,

    within a cutting-edge Integrated Care System.

     

    The local authorities in Berkshire, in collaboration with the Frimley Commissioning

    Collaborative are changing the way Public Health works in our system. Working

    across three local authorities and Frimley ICS, this new role is perfectly placed to

    embed public health approaches at System, Place and Neighbourhood level. We

    are committed to collaboration and joined up working, building on our unique

    history of shared public health services. We have created this new role to put the

    finishing touches to a new, more focussed model and put it into action.

     

     

    You’ll provide strong, visible, transformational and system leadership to drive

    improvements in the health and wellbeing of the residents of East Berkshire,

    reducing inequalities in health outcomes and protecting local communities from

    threats to their health through infectious diseases, environmental and other

    public health hazards. You’ll also lead the development of evidence-based

    decision making for the CCG and Integrated Care System for the commissioning

    of effective and equitable health and care services.

     

    We’re looking for an inspiring leader to galvanise our new model for public

    health across our network of public health teams and partners. If you share our

    ambition and are excited by this unique opportunity to make a real impact, then

    we would like to hear from you. It’s important that you are a registered GMC,

    GDC or UK PHR public health specialist with significant experience in all areas of

    public health practice.

     

    To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role, please contact our

    retained consultant at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690463 for a confidential

    conversation

     

    Closing Date: Monday 16th November 2020

    Final interview/AAC: 3rd December 2020

     

    To downoad a copy of candidate briefing pack please click the apply button below.

    Apply now
  • Interim HR Consultant (FF/10335) - London

    New opportunity for an interim HR/OD professional with experience of restructuring HR&OD functions for a Local Authority client. Key responsibilities include the detailed design of the new operating model and function, the consultation, and the immediate implementation. 3-6 month. Please do get in touch on fiyin.fayeye@penna.com for more details.

    Apply now
  • Corporate Director of Housing, Dorset Council (Close date: Friday 6th November) (FF/10298) -

    Corporate Director – Housing

    Dorset Council

    Up to £115,286 per annum

     

    One Team. One ambition

     

    Where you live can really affect how you live. Affordable, suitable and decent housing is one of the top priorities in our Council Plan. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of our housing services as we responded to accommodating our rough sleepers and the increasing number of households presenting as homeless. We need to adapt and transform our services through co-production to ensure we meet the future housing needs of Dorset residents, and you will play a vital role in shaping this vision.

     

    Working collaboratively with council colleagues and external stakeholders you will oversee our ambitious Building Better Lives Programme, a joint initiative with health partners to deliver health services, social care accommodation and affordable housing. All of this feeds into our housing strategy which you will be instrumental in leading on. You will also lead the Community Safety Team as part of the wider partnership, with a focus on improving housing and health and wellbeing outcomes for key parts of our community.

     

    You’ll have a strong track record of leading local authority housing services alongside collaborative partnership working across the public, private and voluntary sectors. You’ll have experience of leading large-scale transformation and delivering exceptional, safe and responsive services. Influential, tenacious, financially astute and politically sensitive, you’ll have the credibility and communication skills to unite our dedicated team and partners.

     

    If you share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, then we want to hear from you. We want to create a workforce that is brave, agile and innovative. A workforce that listens, learns and celebrates success. We have a strong digital offer and are committed to an agile and flexible approach to working. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we rapidly implemented home working for 2500 employees. So, whether you are looking to relocate or not, come and join us and help us shape the future in Dorset.

     

    To find out more visit http://www.teamdorset.co.uk/

     

    For a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please call:

     

    • Rob Naylor on 07922 417550

    • Ben Cox 07809 374692.

     

    Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Corporate Director - Adult Care Operations, Dorset Council (Close date: Friday 6th November 2020) (FF/10297) -

    Corporate Director – Adult Care Operations

    Dorset Council

    Up to £115,286 per annum

     

    One Team. One ambition

     

    Under your inspiring leadership, your teams will give equal emphasis to the different needs of our residents and work with them, focussing on people’s strengths. You’ll also work with partners to focus on prevention and provide integrated care. Through insight, we can bring continuous improvement and develop resilient, supportive and inclusive communities.

     

    If you are ideally a qualified social worker or Occupational Therapist, but importantly, you share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, then we want to hear from you. You’ll have a strong track record as a successful adult social care leader, bringing experience in leading large-scale transformation, strengths-based practice and delivering exceptional, safe and responsive services. Influential, tenacious, financially astute and politically sensitive, you’ll have the credibility and communication skills to unite our dedicated team and partners.

     

    We want to create a workforce that is brave, agile and innovative. A workforce that listens, learns and celebrates success. We have a strong digital offer and are committed to an agile and flexible approach to working. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we rapidly implemented home working for 2500 employees. So, whether you are looking to relocate or not, come and join us and help us shape the future in Dorset.

     

    To find out more visit http://www.teamdorset.co.uk/

     

    For a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please call:

     

    • Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849

    • Chris Barrow on 07500 888 102

    • Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648.

     

    Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Corporate Director, Adults Commissioning, Dorset Council (Close date: Friday 6th November) (FF/10323) -

    Corporate Director – Adults Commissioning

    Dorset Council

    Up to £115,286 per annum

     

    One Team. One ambition

     

     

    Created in 2020, this is a key new post which builds on the team already in place and gives us the strength of leadership to achieve our goals. You will provide strategic leadership and direction for effective commissioning of Adult Social Care across Dorset. Working collaboratively with Health and Social Care partners you will stimulate markets, lead market redesign and encourage innovation across all areas to ensure an integrated, strengths-based, person centred model. We have to make sure that every pound that we spend on care and support has a positive impact for people, and we need the tools to show that. This role will be leading on co-producing and co-designing care and support with our residents, meaning you and your team will have high quality skills and set a standard for others to follow!

     

    You’ll have a strong track record of strategic social care commissioning and improvement, alongside collaborative partnership working across commercial, community & voluntary, health and social care system. You’ll have experience of leading large-scale transformation and delivering exceptional, safe and responsive services. Influential, tenacious, financially astute and politically sensitive, you’ll have the credibility and communication skills to unite our dedicated team and partners.

     

    If you share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, then we want to hear from you. We want to create a workforce that is brave, agile and innovative. A workforce that listens, learns and celebrates success. We have a strong digital offer and are committed to an agile and flexible approach to working. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we rapidly implemented home working for 2500 employees. So, whether you are looking to relocate or not, come and join us and help us shape the future in Dorset.

     

    To find out more visit http://www.teamdorset.co.uk/

     

    For a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please call:

     

    • Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849

    • Chris Barrow on 07500 888 102

    • Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004 648

     

    Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Chief Accountant (FF/10333/AS) -

    I am currently searching for an Interim Chief Accountant for a local authority. You will need to be CCAB qualified and have extensive experience within the local government sector. You must be confident in leading the closure of accounts within a local authority. This will be an initial 6-month contract based on a competitive day rate. If interested, please apply asap to be considered.

     

    To apply please contact Arron Seera - Arron.Seera@penna.com

    Apply now
  • Chief Executive - Sandwell Children's Trust (Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 8th November 2020) FF:/10289 -

    Chief Executive

    Sandwell, West Midlands

    c.£140k

     

    Sandwell Children’s Trust delivers children’s social care and targeted services to support children, young people and families in Sandwell. From its launch in 2018, the organisation has made significant progress through developing a skilled workforce, strong partnerships and a relentless focus on high quality social work practice – all of which have resulted in a better and safer environment for our children and

    young people.

     

    Our current Chief Executive has done a fantastic job - but she plans to retire in early 2021. Our board, led by the Right Hon Jacqui Smith,

    is keen to ensure a smooth transition to this key appointment. This is an exciting proposition for a senior leader who is able to take us to

    the next level in our improvement journey. We need someone who will exercise creativity and provide the passion, insight and inspiration to achieve our ambitions to be an outstanding, innovative and forward looking organisation which delivers first class social care and early

    help services.

     

    With a passion for improving children’s lives, you may have a varied leadership background, but we will expect you to understand the context in which we operate, including financial pressures, rising demand and the vital role of early intervention to help transform lives and life chances of our children and young people.

     

    For further information go to: http://www.sandwellcsctrustroles.com/

     

    For a confidential discussion call our advising consultants at Penna: Maggie Hennessy 07877 004648, Helen Alwell 07809 905467 or Julie Towers 07764 791736

     

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 8th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Regional Head of Business Development (London and the South East, Wider Public Sector) - Crown Commercial Service (Closing Date: 1st November 2020) FF/10308 - London

    Regional Head of Business Development – London and the South East, Wider Public Sector

    Competitive salary

    Homebased

     

    “ Make an impact and build a career to be proud of”

     

    Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is the biggest public-sector procurement organisation in the country and an executive agency of the cabinet office.

     

    To date we have helped 18,000 buyers save £945m of public money using CCS commercial agreements, which means they have more to spend more on frontline services for the nation at this critical time. With a growing customer base, CCS is set to become a £30bn organisation with even greater buying power. As a Regional Head of Business Development – London and the South East, you’ll be at the forefront of our growth in our largest region, developing partnerships with Local Authorities and organisations in areas as diverse as Education and Health.

     

    A key member of our Customer Experience Directorate, you’ll lead a team to win new customers and business in your area. Your specialists will be deployed across the region and tasked with building relationships with a wide range of organisations. With your support, they’ll form partnerships that result in business growth and make buying decisions more cost-effective for customers.

     

    This is an exciting and challenging role in a complex and competitive environment where you will be

    given the freedom to lead your team of strategic account managers to develop new business and markets across the wider public sector in London and the South East.

     

    As well as masterminding the Regional Account Plan, you’ll raise our profile by representing CCS across our public sector markets. It’s an outstanding opportunity to build a valuable network and take the lead with influential figures in developing a strong business pipeline that delivers mutual benefit. At the same time, you’ll support the Deputy Director and senior colleagues, making sure that all business leads are converted into spend.

     

     

    Whether from the private or public sector you will be adaptable, determined and commercially sharp, and thrive on the challenge of driving business development. You’ll already have an impressive track record – and you’re keen to make an even bigger impact. For that, you’ll need sound planning and data analysis skills, plus credibility at all levels. Naturally articulate, you’ll know how to inspire and give professional presentations. If you can also bring political, strategic and operational sense, you could have what it takes to drive growth and influence on the national stage.  

     

    For an informal discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultant at Penna: Roger Russell on 07710 701 570 or Claudia Sousa on 07763580368.

     

    To download a copy of the candidate briefing pack please click the apply button below.

     

    Closing date: 1st November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Assistant Director Neighbourhood & Communities - Wokingham Borough Council (Closing Date: 23rd October 2020) FF10280 -

    A relentless ambition to always improve

     

    Assistant Director, Neighbourhood & Communities

    Salary up to £79k

     

    We’ve taken steps to strengthen the strategic and corporate focus of the Council and change for the better our relationship with residents and communities.

     

    We now need a progressive highly driven and focused leader to help us to achieve our vision for the borough and make a real difference for our communities. You will lead our ambition to provide exemplar and safe services to the communities we serve through engagement and joined-up enforcement activity. You’ll be adept at partnership working, problem solving and engaging with residents and town and parish councils to deliver improved outcomes. We want to ensure residents and partners are meaningfully engaged in their local areas and solutions.

     

    To find out more please visit http://www.leadinginwokingham.com/ or call our advising consultants at Penna: Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

     

    Closing date: 23rd October 2020.

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  • Chief Executive - Cambridge City Council (Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 23rd October 2020) FF10242 -

    IT'S ALL ABOUT

    THE OPPORTUNITIES

    THE CHALLENGE

    THE LEADERSHIP

    CAMBRIDGE

     

    Chief Executive

    up to c.£133k

     

    Here in Cambridge we have plenty of challenges, plenty to change and plenty to build on. There are so many opportunities as a city and Council that excite us about what is possible through the 2020s.

     

    We’re a city with a great heritage and strengths in education, tech and research. We’re really proud of the diverse and vocal community we work for.

     

    Determined to lead transformation across the Council and city, as our Chief Executive, you’ll test boundaries including your own.  You’ll build and inspire our great team.  You’ll develop our community partnerships and innovate in tackling our twin priorities of dealing with the climate emergency and inequality. You will understand the challenges and benefits of development and growth pressures.

     

    You’ll already be an inspirational leader, ready to transform and reshape how the Council works, help us beat Coronavirus and then ensure our successful economic, financial, social and environmental recovery. Building external bonds and ensuring every resident feels part of our plans for the future.

     

    For further information please go to http://www.cambridgeleadership.co.uk/

     

    If you would like a confidential discussion please contact Julie Towers at Penna on 07764 791736 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692

     

    Closing Date: 5:00pm, Friday 23rd October 2020

     

     

     

     

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  • Director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit and Professor of Mitochondrial Science - University of Cambridge (Closing Date: 21st October 2020) FF/10288 -

    Director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit and Professor of Mitochondrial Science

     

    The School of Clinical Medicine invites applications for the Director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. The post holder will hold a Professorship in the School of Clinical Medicine. Individuals whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship may apply. The intention is that the successful candidate takes up the appointment as early as January 2021 or early in the year as agreed.

    Applications from non-clinical or clinically qualified individuals are welcome. Clinically qualified individuals would be expected to hold an Honorary Contract to undertake clinical duties with one of the University's NHS partner organisations.

     

    Candidates will have a strong international track record in mitochondrial research, and show evidence of the leadership skills and scientific vision necessary to lead the Unit. They will have a breadth of understanding across the spectrum of basic and translational mitochondria-related science, including clinical application, and the ability to facilitate impact beyond their own immediate area of expertise. They will also have the ability to forge and foster effective partnerships at an institutional level. These themes and others were identified as recommendations in a recent MRC strategic review of mitochondrial biology research and a new Unit Director will be expected to respond to the opportunities presented to deliver an innovative Unit vision and enhance UK mitochondrial research and collaboration.

     

    Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision, administration and contribution to clinical service delivery (if relevant). The post will be based at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

     

    Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of selection criteria outlined below, which they are asked to address in their application.

    • An outstanding research record of international stature in mitochondrial science;
    • The ability to provide leadership, motivation and strategic direction for the scientific programmes of the Unit (including the Director's own research programme).
    • The vision, leadership experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and further developing a cutting-edge research Unit, and an established record in attracting research grant support;
    • The ability to drive strategic development of mitochondrial science in the University and to facilitate its development within the UK;
    • The ability to manage and interact effectively with staff and students at all levels;
    • An enthusiastic commitment to the recruitment, training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers, including undergraduates, research students, and postdoctoral research fellows;
    • Evidence of the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally across a range of disciplines and industries so as to maximise scientific opportunities for the Unit, and support the rapid translation of its research.

     

    The Professorship will be co-terminous with the MRC Unit Director appointment.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

    Clinical Academic Applicants

    This is an integrated appointment between the University and relevant NHS Trust / Body. You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Clinical Contract by tge relevant NHS Trust / Body. You should be aware that if your contract with the NHS Trust / Body is terminated your employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.

     

    You will require GMC registration, License to Practice and Medical Defence Cover for the duration of your appointment.

     

    Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made to http://execroles.penna.com/

     

    A report from the MRC strategic review of mitochondrial biology research is available on request.

    Salary Scales

    Non-clinical Grade 12 (£72,689 to £109,865 per annum)

    Clinical £79,860 - £107,668 per annum (depending on seniority)

     

    The closing date for applications is 21 October 2020.

    Interviews will take place on 12 November 2020.

     

    If you have any questions about the role please contact Professor Patrick Maxwell via email Regius@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

     

    For an informal discussion in confidence please contact our recruitment partner Roger Russell at Penna on 07710 701 570 or email roger.russell@penna.com.

     

    Please quote reference SM24083 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

     

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

     

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  • Executive Director People - Bracknell Forest Council (Closing Date: Friday 23rd October - Midnight) (FF/10249) - South of England

    Bracknell Forest Council

     

    Executive Director People

     

    Up to £167,000

     

    A great place to work, play and thrive

     

    At Bracknell Forest, our ambition is for everyone to be able to access the right opportunities that they need to thrive. The People Directorate is key to this approach with real outcomes for real people at the heart of every service we provide. We have a person-centred approach. Our goal is to keep more families safely together and, by providing the right support at the right time, enable people to live as independently and well as possible, for as long as possible.

     

    Reporting into the Chief Executive, this role has responsibility for Adult & Children’s Social Care, Commissioning, Early Help & Communities, Education & Learning and Mental Health. The post is also responsible for ensuring the provision of Housing Advice and Homelessness Prevention and the pan-Berkshire Emergency Out of Hours Service.  

     

    As a truly corporate player, you will bring a strong track record of service improvement and transformation as well as excellent partnering capabilities. You will also be resilient, driven, commercial and innovative in outlook and share our passion for delivering for our families and communities.

     

    If you are an inspirational and motivational leader who likes a challenge and wants to work for a forward thinking and ambitious organisation…we want to hear from you.

     

    For further information please call our advising consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle 07500 887849, Chris Barrow 07500 888102 or Maggie Hennessey 07877 004648.

     

    Closing date: Friday 23rd October 2020 (Midnight)

     

    To downoad a copy of candidate briefing pack please click the apply button below.

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  • Board Members - GM LEP/GAMMA - Closing Date: Friday 30th October (FF:10268) - - North West

    The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) is looking for senior business professionals to become new Members. We are seeking Members who are passionate about the region and can help shape its future.

     

    The GM LEP sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s governance arrangements ensuring business leaders, working with the Combined Authority, are at the heart of setting the strategic course of Greater Manchester, determining local economic priorities and driving growth and job creation within the city region.

     

    As we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic challenges and opportunities faced by society are unprecedented and will require innovative and bold approaches to ensure that we emerge stronger than ever.

     

    Against this backdrop of change, you’ll help us set the future direction. With your expert business knowledge, you’ll see that we address the city region’s needs through our Greater Manchester Strategy and GM Local Industrial Strategy. It’s a chance to take the lead in areas where you have particular expertise. With your influence and knowledge, you can make a significant impact.

     

    This role calls for considerable Group or Board level experience. You’ll bring formidable business skills and clear insight into the Greater Manchester region. An independent thinker, you combine your knowledge with a gift for analysis. You are quick to understand issues and able to contribute to strategy. Strong communication skills mean you can express your thoughts articulately and collaborate with others.

     

    We are looking for a diverse group of business leaders from the region and beyond who reflect the full range of Greater Manchester’s business sectors and the diversity of its people. In particular, the LEP would benefit from more representation from our Local Industrial Strategy frontier sectors including Clean Growth; Advanced Manufacturing and Materials; Health innovation; and Digital.

     

    We would also like to hear from individuals with expertise in culture; hospitality/retail and social enterprise but we welcome applications from anyone with relevant experience.

     

    As part of its wider role driving delivery of our Local Industrial Strategy, the LEP is also interested in hearing from individuals who wish to join the Graphene, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Alliance - or GAMMA - Board. GAMMA will help steer development of an advanced materials and manufacturing strategy in partnership with Government, ensuring GM is at the centre of the revolution in materials science that is transforming manufacturing in sectors from aerospace, to construction, to health technology. This presents an opportunity for candidates who have the experience and drive needed to shape the direction of a new global cluster and particularly individuals with experience in translating R&D into commercial success.

     

    For an informal discussion about joining the LEP Board, or being part of GAMMA, please contact our colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Roger Russell on 07710 701570 or download the candidate briefing pack.

     

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday 30th October 2020

     

    Apply now