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  • Interim Head of Assurance (FF/10154/PW) - London

    CIPFA Penna are delighted to be supporting a local authority with an interim requirement for a Head of Assurance for an initial period of 3 months.

    Providing strategic direction, leading on areas within Audit, Fraud, Risk and Insurance and delivering an assurance function on behalf of the Section 151 Officer.

    You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the internal assurance framework, setting the strategy and policies that deliver effective governance and support the achievement of the councils corporate and service objectives. 

    You must be CCAB qualified and worked within a local authority environment.

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

    Apply now
  • Corporate Director, Children, Adults & Health - South Tyneside Council (Closing Date 27th August) (FF/10197) -

    The Council’s Senior Officer Leadership Team consists of the Chief Executive, three Corporate Directors - Business & Resources,  Children, Adults & Health and Regeneration & Environment and a Head of Corporate and External Affairs. Working closely with the Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Elected Members, this team drives the delivery of strategic priorities to make South Tyneside an outstanding place to live, invest and bring up families. The Senior Officer Leadership Team works corporately, sharing ownership and supporting one another across all priority areas. Working with this team are a highly experienced team of Heads of Service and Corporate Leads.

     

    This is a high-profile role with a broad and exciting portfolio, being able to direct and influence outcomes across the life-course.

     

    You will lead a well-established team, supported by corporate and political commitment to the People Agenda. Key priorities include: leading the Children’s Social Care service from ‘Good’ to

    ‘Outstanding’;  sustaining high attainment and inclusion across schools; and working with partners to shape the future health and social care system.

     

    You will have substantial experience of local authority care service management, commissioning and procuring services at a senior level within a social care or education environment or within the NHS.

     

    This is a career defining opportunity for a resilient, dynamic leader to join a high performing Council. You will lead and shape a wide range of services with the ability to influence outcomes for residents for generations to come.

     

    For an informal and confidential discussion,  please contact our consultants  at Penna, Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.

     

    For more information or to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/corporatedirector

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  • Director of Operations -

    Qualis Group

    Epping London

    Director of Operations (Competitive Salary)

    Group Company Secretary (Competitive Salary)

    Two Independent Non- Executive Directors ( £500 per day ,1 day a week)

     

    Our client the Qualis Group 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 Management Company will provide quality property management services and our Investment Company will seek to build a strong asset base through acquiring a diverse property management portfolio.

    Working as part of a highly motivated team 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.

     

    The Operations Director and Group Company Secretary are pivotal leadership roles. They will report directly to the Managing Director and will be part of the senior leadership team.

    The Operations Director will be responsible to the Managing Director, Board and shareholders for the effective day to day operation of the Qualis Group ensuring that its operating model supports the Group’s current and future growth plans and complies with its financial and legal requirements, as well as maintaining high standards of corporate governance. They will also Deputise for the MD when required.

     

    The Group Company Secretary will need to ensure Qualis Group of companies complies with financial and legal requirements, as well as maintaining its high standards of corporate governance. The role will require a thorough understanding of company law, the broader legislative and regulatory framework that affects the Group and the ability to provide timely and effective advice at Board level on commercial deals and contractual issues.

     

    Both will require senior leadership experience, commercial acumen, and excellent communication skills as well as the specific professional expertise required in each position.

    We are also looking for two exceptional independent non-executive directors to join our talented Board. In addition to proven leadership and Board governance experience, the company require a mix of expertise from the commercial property, capital financing and operational business management sectors to oversee major investment in the next five years to produce a balanced portfolio of commercial and residential assets.  

     

    For further information on these opportunities go to: http://qualiscareers.co.uk/

    For a confidential discussion about any of these roles contact roger.russell@penna.com 07710 701570 or claudia.sousa@penna.com or 07763580368.

     

     

     

    Apply now
  • Group Company Secretary - Qualis (Closing Date: 20th August 2020) FF/10195 -

    Qualis Group

    Epping London

    Director of Operations (Competitive Salary)

    Group Company Secretary (Competitive Salary)

    Two Independent Non- Executive Directors ( £500 per day ,1 day a week)

     

    Our client the Qualis Group 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 Management Company will provide quality property management services and our Investment Company will seek to build a strong asset base through acquiring a diverse property management portfolio.

    Working as part of a highly motivated team 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.

     

    The Operations Director and Group Company Secretary are pivotal leadership roles. They will report directly to the Managing Director and will be part of the senior leadership team.

    The Operations Director will be responsible to the Managing Director, Board and shareholders for the effective day to day operation of the Qualis Group ensuring that its operating model supports the Group’s current and future growth plans and complies with its financial and legal requirements, as well as maintaining high standards of corporate governance. They will also Deputise for the MD when required.

     

    The Group Company Secretary will need to ensure Qualis Group of companies complies with financial and legal requirements, as well as maintaining its high standards of corporate governance. The role will require a thorough understanding of company law, the broader legislative and regulatory framework that affects the Group and the ability to provide timely and effective advice at Board level on commercial deals and contractual issues.

     

    Both will require senior leadership experience, commercial acumen, and excellent communication skills as well as the specific professional expertise required in each position.

    We are also looking for two exceptional independent non-executive directors to join our talented Board. In addition to proven leadership and Board governance experience, the company require a mix of expertise from the commercial property, capital financing and operational business management sectors to oversee major investment in the next five years to produce a balanced portfolio of commercial and residential assets.  

     

    For further information on these opportunities go to: http://qualiscareers.co.uk/

    For a confidential discussion about any of these roles contact roger.russell@penna.com 07710 701570 or claudia.sousa@penna.com or 07763580368.

     

     

    Apply now
  • Non-Executive Director(s) - Qualis (Closing Date: 20th August) FF/10196 -

    Qualis Group

    Epping London

    Director of Operations (Competitive Salary)

    Group Company Secretary (Competitive Salary)

    Two Independent Non- Executive Directors ( £500 per day ,1 day a week)

     

    Our client the Qualis Group 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 Management Company will provide quality property management services and our Investment Company will seek to build a strong asset base through acquiring a diverse property management portfolio.

    Working as part of a highly motivated team 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.

     

    The Operations Director and Group Company Secretary are pivotal leadership roles. They will report directly to the Managing Director and will be part of the senior leadership team.

    The Operations Director will be responsible to the Managing Director, Board and shareholders for the effective day to day operation of the Qualis Group ensuring that its operating model supports the Group’s current and future growth plans and complies with its financial and legal requirements, as well as maintaining high standards of corporate governance. They will also Deputise for the MD when required.

     

    The Group Company Secretary will need to ensure Qualis Group of companies complies with financial and legal requirements, as well as maintaining its high standards of corporate governance. The role will require a thorough understanding of company law, the broader legislative and regulatory framework that affects the Group and the ability to provide timely and effective advice at Board level on commercial deals and contractual issues.

     

    Both will require senior leadership experience, commercial acumen, and excellent communication skills as well as the specific professional expertise required in each position.

    We are also looking for two exceptional independent non-executive directors to join our talented Board. In addition to proven leadership and Board governance experience, the company require a mix of expertise from the commercial property, capital financing and operational business management sectors to oversee major investment in the next five years to produce a balanced portfolio of commercial and residential assets.  

     

    For further information on these opportunities go to: http://qualiscareers.co.uk/

    For a confidential discussion about any of these roles contact roger.russell@penna.com 07710 701570 or claudia.sousa@penna.com or 07763580368.

     

    Apply now
  • Assistant Director Economic Development and High House Production Park - Thurrock Council - Closing Date: 11th September (FF: 10191) -

    Team Thurrock

     

    Up to £96,000 per annum

     

    Thurrock is home to unrivalled opportunities with half a billion pounds of live regeneration projects and significant investment in new jobs. We have been at the forefront in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and whilst the ‘new normal’ is still a work in progress, our ambitions for the place, residents and businesses remain. Our passion and drive to be the best has been recognised for the second consecutive year as shortlisted Finalist for Local Authority of the Year 2020 for the MJ Awards.

     

    With £20bn of planned investment in new jobs, homes and infrastructure, and 1,000 acres of land ready for business development, Thurrock boasts unrivalled development opportunities right on London’s doorstep. We are committed to the delivery of our ambitious agenda and corporate priorities of People, Place and Prosperity.   

     

    Reporting into the Director of Place, you will be responsible for driving and enabling further economic growth, inward investment, business retention and diversification across Thurrock as well as setting and delivering a clear strategy for High House Production Park (HHPP). To do this effectively you will need a strong track record in partnership working as you will work closely with HHPP Board, businesses and wider partners including Arts Council England, SELEP, OSE and the Thames Estuary Board.

     

    Above all else, you will ensure that the voices of Thurrock’s residents and businesses are heard, and that the borough’s place agenda is successfully delivered and remains ambitious for its future. Thurrock Council gets business, does business and means business. Join us to lead the delivery of our unrivalled opportunities.

     

    For a confidential discussion, please contact Zara Watson on 07784 038037 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

     

    For further info, please visit http://www.leadingthurrock.co.uk/

     

    To download the JD please click apply.

     

    Closing Date: Friday 11 September 2020

     

     

    Apply now
  • Assistant Director Planning, Transport and Public Protection - Thurrock Council - Closing Date: 11th September (FF: 10192) -

    Team Thurrock

     

    Up to £104,000 per annum

     

    Thurrock is home to unrivalled opportunities with half a billion pounds of live regeneration projects and significant investment in new jobs. We have been at the forefront in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and whilst the ‘new normal’ is still a work in progress, our ambitions for the place, residents and businesses remain. Our passion and drive to be the best has been recognised for the second consecutive year as shortlisted Finalist for Local Authority of the Year 2020 for the MJ Awards.

     

    With £20bn of planned investment in new jobs, homes and infrastructure, and 1,000 acres of land ready for business development, Thurrock boasts unrivalled development opportunities right on London’s doorstep. With the top planning team in the country, we are committed to the delivery of our ambitious agenda and corporate priorities of People, Place and Prosperity.   

     

    Reporting into the Director of Place, you will be responsible for managing the development and delivery of development management, strategic planning, strategic transport and public protection services. You will be a qualified Planner with a track record in developing effective partnerships with the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to ensure we successfully deliver services which are sensitive to local concerns and aspirations while aligning with the strategic objectives of the Council.

     

    Above all else, you will ensure that the voices of Thurrock’s residents and businesses are heard, and that the borough’s place agenda is successfully delivered and remains ambitious for its future. Thurrock Council gets business, does business and means business. Join us to lead the delivery of our unrivalled opportunities.

     

    For a confidential discussion, please contact Zara Watson on 07784 038037 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

     

    For further info, please visit http://www.leadingthurrock.co.uk/

     

    To download the JD please click apply.

     

    Closing Date: Friday 11 September 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Assistant Director Direct Services - London Borough of Haringey (Closing Date: 9am Monday 14th September 2020) FF/9831 -

    London Borough of Haringey

    Assistant Director, Direct Services

    Up to £115,000 per annum

     

    “Making a cleaner, safer, stronger Haringey”

     

    At Haringey, we’re ambitious for our borough’s future and for the people who live here. The borough is already home to major culture hubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Alexandra Palace, the waterfront, open spaces and Green Lanes’ multicultural buzz, and is well connected with fast transport links into central London and to the M11 corridor.

     

    Over the next five years, the Council has made a pledge to address key priorities such as affordable social housing, regeneration and community safety head-on, delivering a £1billion investment programme to ensure our borough remains a clean, safe, strong and vibrant place to live and work. We seek a new Assistant Director to support us with these corporate priorities.

     

    In this high-profile position, you’ll strive to make Haringey even better through a clear, long-term vision. This is an exciting and wide-ranging role where you’ll manage a range of place-based services, including Highways, Flood Management, Parking, Parks, Leisure and Facilities Management. These services are already modern and dynamic; however, we now need someone to take them to the next level, establishing expert service leads and setting the highest possible standards, both across London and nationally. With dramatic changes ahead for our borough, strong leadership in this role will be crucial.

     

    Delivering an ambitious agenda, you will innovate and apply the latest thinking to ensure we meet the needs of our residents, developing a more efficient road network, exceptionally well-run parks and open spaces and a high-quality leisure offer. You’ll also fulfil the parking plan and transformation programme, so they’re fully digital and more customer friendly.

     

    A capable expert that councillors and senior leaders can trust, you’ll have the credibility to lead teams, manage complex services and drive cultural change. You’ll have proven knowledge of Highways and Parking services, are degree-educated (or equivalent) and adept at building relationships. Above all, you’ll have the expertise to get the best from sizeable teams and steer services into the future.

     

    Haringey’s future is in your hands – make it better than ever.

     

    For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact Helen Anderson at Penna on 07936 329908.

     

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

     

    Closing date: 9am on Monday 14th September 2020.

     

    Apply now
  • Assistant Director Childrens Social Care and Early Help - Thurrock Council - Closing Date: Friday 11 September (FF: 10193) -

    Team Thurrock

     

    Salary up to £104,000

     

    At Thurrock our Children’s Services have recently been given a GOOD outcome in the ILACs November 2019, but we are ambitious to continue our improvement journey and build on our recent success. Our passion and drive to be the best has been recognised for the second consecutive year as shortlisted Finalist for Local Authority of the Year 2020 for the MJ Awards.

     

    We are looking to recruit to this key position in Children’s Services which will play a vital role in delivering our ambitious agenda. Ofsted recently graded our services as Good across all areas and whilst this provides strong foundations to build upon, we cannot afford to be complacent. We still face major challenges around the SEND agenda, as well as deprivation and child exploitation, and are absolutely committed to further improving the life chances of everyone in our communities.  

     

    A qualified social worker, you will have responsibility for the whole range of Children’s Social Care; Safeguarding, Children Looked After, Quality Assurance, YOS and Prevention services. Reporting to the Corporate Director of Children’s Services, you will join a strong and determined leadership team and have the full support of the DCS, Chief Executive and senior politicians. You will also help to continue to strengthen our relationships with key partners across the health, police and social care landscape.

     

    A senior practice leader in Children’s social care, you will have a proven track record of delivering improved outcomes and will know what good and outstanding services look like. You will have grit, personal resilience and, above all, an unwavering determination and passion for delivering the best for children.

     

    This is a challenging but rewarding role, providing a unique opportunity to ensure the voices of Thurrock’s children and families are heard and to drive positive, sustainable change. If you have a passion for the place as well as its people and are as excited as we are about our future then we want to hear from you.

     

    For a confidential discussion, please contact Zara Watson on 07784 038037 or Chris Barrow on 07500 888102.

     

    For further info, please visit http://www.leadingthurrock.co.uk/

     

    Or click apply to be able to download the JD.

     

    Closing Date: Friday 11 September 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Capital Accountant - (FF/10184/JS) -

    Interim Capital Accountant

    Central England

    We are working in partnership with a local authority organisation in central England who are looking for the support of an Interim Capital Accountant.

    The primary focus of the role will be to assist the existing team on a wide-ranging capital programme – providing the technical support around management & financial accounting, management reporting and business partnering. Additionally, it is important to offer mentorship, training and guidance to a trainee in the team to aid succession planning.

    The successful candidate will ideally be a fully qualified accountant (CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA or ACA) with demonstrable experience and achievements relating to technical accounting, specifically supporting another local authority’s capital accounting programme, including its budgets and general accounting management.

    For more information, or to express your interest in this opportunity, please contact Jonathon Sheppard at CIPFA-Penna at jonathon.sheppard@penna.com

     

    Apply now
  • Interim Senior Project Accountant ERP (FF/10183/JS) - West Midlands

    Interim Senior Project Accountant – ERP

    Midlands

    CIPFA-Penna are supporting an evolving council in the Midlands in search of an Interim Senior Project Accountant to plan, deliver and lead a high-profile programme of improvement and implementation relating to the new ERP system for the organisation. This is an interim role for a period of at least 12 months.

    Supporting the ERP upgrade programme team with the provision of professional technical accounting expertise, financial management & reporting and strong workstream leadership and management, you will play a pivotal role in leading and developing the programme to a successful conclusion that will have a meaningful and long-lasting impact on the financial operating model of the organisation (and the wider finance team in general). You will be the bridge between finance and systems, skilfully managing the expectations and specifications on each side to help facilitate an outcome that meets requirements on both sides.

    We are seeking candidates with extensive knowledge of leading and delivering similar programmes (ideally ERP systems upgrade/implementation and associated financial processes improvement) in a local authority environment. You should demonstrate excellent knowledge of financial and management reporting, with a clear idea of ‘what good looks like’. You’ll also be a proven and credible leader with a natural ability to capably address challenges without deviating from your course and end objective. You must also be a fully-qualified accountant holding any of the following: CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA or ACA.

    For further information or to notify us of your interest in the assignment, please contact Jonathon Sheppard at CIPFA-Penna (jonathon.sheppard@penna.com).

     

    Apply now
  • Assistant Director of Economy & Place - Shropshire Council - Closing Date: 9.00am 28th August 2020 - West Midlands

    Delivering our future vision

     

    Assistant Director Economy and Place

     

    £ Competitive

     

    We’re using words such as original and surprising when describing our ambitious agenda for Shropshire.  This Assistant Director role is a key appointment to the team helping us to achieve our vision and to drive the organisation forward.

     

    Our corporate strapline is ‘Innovate to Thrive’ and we need people with the drive, creativity, passion and ambition to ensure that we have the right plans, resources and processes in place to deliver them. If you are ‘can do’ and have an outcome focused approach carry on reading…

     

    We are looking for a corporate player who can create energy around the wider place based agenda, and draw upon a strong track record of achievement, as well as working with and influencing the partnerships we have with the business, public, and voluntary and community sectors to bring partners and our communities with us on the journey and to ensure that our collective vision is realised.

     

    You will be responsible for some key place services and a range of truly big and high-profile projects that will influence the county’s social and physical infrastructure.  This is a highly strategic role with a big focus on delivery. You will be responsible and accountable for the driving continuous improvement, performance management in your services and maximising opportunities for Shropshire across the county and surrounding areas.

     

    For more information, please visit www.futureshropshire.com

     

    If you would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact either:

     

    David Slatter on 07500 828610 or via david.slatter@penna.com or

    Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or via carol.coyle@penna.com  

     

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday 28th August 2020 at 9.00am

    Apply now
  • Senior Specialist Officer, Revenue Jersey - Closing Date 5pm Monday 24th August (FF/10179) -

    Reference Number: SoJ09308

     

    We are continuing to build a new future for Jersey that is more modern, sustainable and prosperous for all. It’s a future that will see people business and government come together to collaborate in a way they’ve never done before.

     

    Revenue Jersey, part of the Government’s Treasury and Exchequer Department is at the forefront of revolutionising the tax system in Jersey raising over £800 million in revenues to support the modernisation and improvement of public services for those who live, work and visit the Island. From introducing a modern digital approach to tax collection to ensuring the jurisdiction becomes an exemplar in meeting international standards we are on a mission to become best in class.

     

    We have an exciting opportunity for a senior specialist role in our Tax Policy & Technical Unit to join a small, talented and committed technical team. The role is a pivotal one in supporting the Treasury Ministerial team, Council of Ministers, Treasurer of the Government of Jersey and the Comptroller of Revenue in making informed decisions about taxation policy for the Government of Jersey. You will help support strategic initiatives and legislative changes in relation to the Island’s tax policy and provide technical advice and research assistance to the Deputy Comptroller of Revenue.

     

    You will be a qualified tax specialist with a strong focus on supporting changes to tax policy, complex technical work and law drafting. You will be accustomed to dealing with domestic and international tax affairs and will have deep knowledge of relevant revenue laws and income tax principles and jurisprudence from a common law jurisdiction.

     

    A credible, confident individual you will be able to represent Revenue Jersey internally and externally, at a domestic and International level. Your communication skills will be exceptional, and you will have the resilience and ability to deliver competing priorities with pace and precision.

     

    For further information on the roles go to www.oneteamjersey.gov.je. For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Penna; Roger Russell on +44 (0)7710 701570 and Claudia Sousa on 44 (0)7763 580368

     

    Closing Date: 5pm 24th August 2020

    Apply now
  • Director, Regeneration & Economy, Walsall Council (Close date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10177) -

    £81,647 - £94,208 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    When it comes to regeneration, we operate in a competitive field. You’ll strengthen our plans and business cases to attract greater support and investment. It’s a complex role that’s not just about physical regeneration. You will lead our Planning Services and will be challenged to revive our high streets, post-Covid-19. At the same time, you’ll provide strategic direction for a range of services that cover Housing, Cultural Assets and Economic Growth. With highly supportive Members and an ambitious region, there’s much to look forward to – including the task of bringing our PROUD transformation Programme to life.

     

    We are building for the future and our new management team will bring and develop their experience across a range of corporate work. You will need proven strategic, operational and commercial skills and importantly you will be ready for the challenge.

     

    Degree-educated (or equivalent), analytical and a strategic thinker, you have already delivered relevant strategies, combining short-term reactive work with shrewd long-term planning. All this combined with strong Programme management experience you will have the credibility to lead teams and influence, build on and further develop strategic partnerships at regional and national level.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

     

    Apply now
  • Director, Place & Environment, Walsall Council (Close date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10176) -

    £81,647 - £94,208 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    This is a great opportunity for you to apply your expertise in a wide-ranging, far reaching role.

     

    Leading a large team of frontline staff, you’ll head up everything from Clean & Green Services to Traffic Management, Highways Maintenance and Leisure. There are major projects ahead too including the re-opening of rail links, plus key responsibilities such as Emergency Planning and Carbon Reduction. And then there’s our PROUD transformation Programme and PROUD methodology, which you’ll embed across your services.

     

    We are building a new management team in the directorate. To be successful you will need proven strategic and operational experience at a senior level. You will be able to demonstrate highly developed commissioning and commercial skills but you will also be keen to develop them more.

     

    Degree-educated (or equivalent) and an analytical thinker, you will have delivered Place, Environment or Leisure strategies, combining short-term reactive work with shrewd long-term planning. With this background, you will have the credibility to lead large teams and influence our partners. You will also need an understanding of our PROUD transformation Programme. This is vital and we will be testing what you know about our new ways of working, our culture and our corporate values.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

     

    Apply now
  • Director of HR, Organisational Development and Administration, Walsall Council (Close date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10175) -

    £81,647 - £94,208 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    As Director of HR, OD & Administration, your skill and experience in a similar role will be critical to lead on our new ways of working, thinking and delivering. You will strategically lead and advocate change across the workplace, you will re-envisage our HR structure, drive change and shift culture. You will need to understand cloud based electronic system capability and will help further embed our new cloud based Oracle ERP/HCM system aligning this to our PROUD transformation Programme and methodology. At the same time, you’ll modernise services and direct the Council’s Administration function – while winning the trust and respect of elected members, employees and partners.

     

    As the strategic HR lead, you will be used to managing large scale projects that span organisational boundaries, delivering fundamental transformation. You will be CIPD-qualified at diploma level and have proven specialist HR knowledge. Your expertise will cover HR policy, employment law, organisational culture, equality, diversity and inclusion however, it’s your resilience and people skills that really set you apart. Able to inspire teams and connect with Members, you’ll understand the political landscape and instill the highest standards.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

     

     

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  • Director of Finance, Corporate Performance & Corporate Landlord, Walsall Council (Close date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10174) -

    £81,647 - £94,208 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    As our organisation changes, Finance must change too. You will lead the PROUD transformation Programme across finance and ensure our teams are able and ready to support a revitalized, highly focused Council.

     

    There’s plenty to build on. Stable systems for payroll, pensions and accounting supported by new technology such as our recently launched Oracle Cloud based ERP finance system “OneSource”. Some areas within finance need more attention including strategic financial planning, estates and asset management.

     

    As Deputy S151 Officer, you’ll need technical expertise, commercial acumen and a developed understanding of what is required when working in a political environment.

     

    You will need to be a current senior finance manager with tried and tested skills to succeed in this role and you must be prepared for the challenge ahead. You will understand complex strategy, be able to provide corporate financial advice and you will lead our teams to perform at their very best. You’ll also be a member of a professional accountancy body, with developed knowledge of local government finances, income and expenditure.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Customer Engagement, Walsall Council (Close date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10173) -

    £81,647 - £94,208 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    This service is ultimately the external face of the Council. Our customers are our residents and their experience when accessing our services on a day to day basis is how we are judged. Their experience is our reputation.

     

    Our new Director of Customer Engagement will lead our teams and ensure the services we provide get it right, are fit for purpose, that we go the extra mile and can be accessed by all. The model you create will be mirrored and embedded across the Council and will be our template for the future.

     

    You will design, promote, align and implement the model using our PROUD transformation Programme and PROUD methodology to introduce a new customer access and management model starting with our Customer Experience Centre. With vision, innovation and some impressive influencing skills, you’ll take the model Council-wide, enabling customer-facing teams to adopt our thinking.

     

    You’ll have more than proven experience – you’ll have insight into what customers want. And you’ll have the drive to provide it by inspiring colleagues and Council partners. Collaborative, creative and ready to do things differently, you’ll see the bigger picture and excel at matrix management.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

     

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  • Director of Communications & Brand Marketing, Walsall Council (Close date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10172) -

    £81,647 - £94,208 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    Our Plan is in place. Our PROUD transformation Programme is ready for action and now we need someone to join our management team who will champion the cause.

     

    You will lead a highly experienced and knowledgeable service and “mastermind” our communications strategy. You will be culturally aware, ensuring we connect appropriately with all service users, our diverse local communities and local businesses, enhancing our brand at every opportunity. At the same time, you’ll reach out across the Council through compelling internal communications and ensure our workforce are engaged and informed.

     

    With a wide range of experience in a similar role, you will lead on communication strategy and be someone who will roll up their sleeves to ensure our message is delivered.

     

    Logical and analytical, you will have the ability to shape the communications team and think creatively. You know how to exploit Council-wide resources through smart matrix management and superb internal engagement. And because you understand the local government landscape, you’ll be adept at building fantastic relationships. With attention to detail the hallmark of your communications, your high standards will create a consistent and compelling brand.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

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  • Executive Director, Resources and Transformation, Walsall Council (Close date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10171) -

    £124,848 - £131,090 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    We are looking for an Executive Director of Resources & Transformation who will be the Single Responsible Officer for our PROUD transformation Programme and who will put PROUD at the very heart of the Council. Working closely with colleagues across the Corporate Management Team, you will lead on culture and thinking, deliver wide ranging improvement and create high performing services. As our Section 151 Officer, you will be responsible for all things financial and a substantial, complex budget.

     

    A qualified accountant, educated to degree level or equivalent, you will know how to manage local government finances in a post-Covid-19 world. You’re highly developed financial planning and management skills will enable you to provide financial compliance and reassurance, your trusted robust financial advice will enable us to deliver the Councils objectives. You will understand assets, debts, reserves; the balance sheet and the bigger picture.

     

    A commercially astute professional with public sector knowledge, you’ll be more than up to the task.

     

    Your credibility as a leader with this background, will win the support of Members, partners and stakeholders across the organisation and beyond, leading change with one unified voice. Analytical and articulate, with excellent people skills, you’ll have a track record in public service delivery – and the drive to be part of something special.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

     

     

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  • Executive Director - Adult Social Care, Walsall Council (Close Date: W/C 21st September) (FF/10161) -

    £124,848 - £131,090 + benefits

    Relocation Scheme

     

    Put your all into Walsall

     

    Working collaboratively with trusted colleagues across the corporate management team as one of four Executive Directors, you will be a key senior manager responsible for Adult Social Care, Public Health, Commissioning and Communications; modernising services and strengthening partnerships.

     

    You will lead and develop Adult Social Services and enable them to deliver the very best care for all in our local communities. You will have extensive knowledge of Adult Social Care and delivery models, with a sound insight and understanding of the challenges faced in the Public Sector and of the demographic change and impact of aging populations on social care strategy. Using your extensive knowledge and initiative you will lead the directorate on its PROUD transformation Programme journey and using PROUD methodology, you will lead our Council Hub, which develops Council policy, procurement, quality assurance and strategy.

     

    We expect you to have some impressive expertise and a track record of successful social care management at a senior level. You will need to show us your potential and be able to show the credibility, strategic vision and the leadership skills needed to win the trust of a range of partners, stakeholders, teams and colleagues.

     

    Join us in giving our all, and put your all into Walsall.

     

    For further information, please visit: http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/

     

     

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  • Director of Legal Services - Derbyshire County Council (Closing date: Monday 24th August) (FF-10122) -

    Pay Grade 18 £89,929pa to £98,924pa (pay award pending)

     

    Location: Derbyshire

     

    We’re truly ambitious about building on our success to date and becoming a much more modern and effective council. We are focused on delivering best in class services that help make opportunities for our residents and community as well as a great place to live and work.  We’re also committed to improve and reform both our services and our culture to meet our communities’ changing needs. Good governance is key to this and we now need a Director of Legal Services to support our transformation and help accelerate our progress.

     

    As Director of Legal Services you’ll be a key member of our leadership team. We need to make sure governance is of the highest standard as our Council responds to our residents and stakeholders and as wider local government change gathers pace. As our Monitoring Officer and qualified solicitor, you’ll be at the forefront of modernising legal services. You’ll play a key role in our drive to be recognised as an ‘enterprising council’, shaping the organisation to expand our range of delivery models, challenging any inefficiencies and being more commercial and proactive with our residents and communities.

     

    You’ll lead the strategic development and management of legal, democratic, administrative and governance services to the council, providing legal support on complex corporate and strategic issues. Your approach and style will be collaborative, innovative, commercial and you will bring an understanding of alternative service delivery models. A proactive approach to problem solving is a vital part of creating success in this role as is building trusting relationships with senior officers and members.

     

    Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live, visit and work. The post will be based at County Hall at Matlock in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will play a guiding influence in the appointment of a new Assistant Director to report into this role as that process progresses too.

     

    Please click apply to download the JD.

     

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Penna: Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or rob.naylor@penna.com or Pete John on 07701 305617 or pete.john@penna.com

     

    Closing date: Monday 24th August 2020

     

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  • Director of Education and Skills - Telford & Wrekin Council (Close Date: Monday 28th September) (FF: 10039) -

    Salary scale: £89,097 - £98,000 per annum.

     

    Location: Telford, but the jobholder may be required to work at home or in any location within the Borough’s boundaries.

     

    The Council’s Children’s Services have become the first in the Midlands and the first outside of London to transform services from “requires improvement to be good” to “outstanding.  This is not the end of our journey, we will continue to innovate, develop and improve to ensure that children and young people are safe and have the best possible start in life.

     

    We have successfully worked with head teachers and school governors to promote education excellence for all children and young people and we are ambitious in tackling underperformance.  Over 90% of our primary schools are judged good or better by Ofsted and we hold the ambition that every child will have a sense of belonging in their school or setting and that there is the right support in place to enable them to succeed.

     

    We will improve their life chances as an adult by building safe and strong communities, access to housing, a strong economy with better jobs and quality apprenticeships.  We believe that we can improve peoples prospects through our ambitious plans.

    As a Director you will lead dedicated teams, you’ll inspire, influence and drive partnership working with new approaches and innovation to build on these foundations and achieve our plans.

     

    You will have proven experience of strategic and operational management and leadership of a range of education services in a complex and fast changing organisation focused on customers and the community.

     

    As you can see, we will have high expectations of the person we appoint to this post. Still interested? That’s great; we’ll look forward to hearing from you

     

    For more information please visit www.telford.gov.uk/newdirectors

     

    Please click apply to download the candidate briefing pack.

     

    For further information or confidential discussion, please contact David Slatter on 07500 828610, David.slatter@penna.com OR Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849, carol.coyle@penna.com

     

     

    Closing Date: Monday 28th September 2020

     

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  • Chief Executive, Central Bedfordshire Council (Close Date: Friday 21st August 2020) (FF/10134) -

    Chief Executive

    Central Bedfordshire Council

    £Competitive Salary

     

    289,000 residents and 62 villages and towns.

    Ready to be our Chief Exec? It’s all in a day’s work.

     

    Yes, we’re a council, but we face the same challenges every business does - balancing costs and income, investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re continually striving to improve their lives and to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work. That’s where you come in.

     

    As our Chief Executive, we know you won’t settle for anything less than what’s right. That’s how you’ll realise our greatness - and your own. You’ll learn from what’s gone before, admire our resilient spirit and make the very best of Central Beds.

     

    With the desire to future-proof us, you’ll shape our 2050 vision. It’s something that everyone will be excited and inspired by. And with a commercial mindset, you’ll balance our costs and incomes and focus on our economic recovery.

     

    One of your main aims will be to generate inward investment, focusing on the growth and regeneration of our homes, schools, businesses and jobs. You’ll also review how services are delivered, maximise tech and apply the learnings from recent challenges. With your expertise, we’ll quickly invite business and investment to the area. Plus, you’ll make big changes that will put the customer first. This’ll see you leading the development of a new operating model.

     

    It’s a big job. But with your impressive background and great financial and commercial acumen, you’ll effectively lead Central Beds. A strategic visionary, you’ll articulate our ambition and passion – exciting everyone about our future. And with excellent leadership skills, you’ll truly inspire confidence and empower everyone. In short, you’ll be bold and challenging, while making sure we reach the very best outcomes.

     

    For you, being our next Chief Executive is all in a day’s work.

     

    To speak to our retained Penna consultants, please call Ben Cox on 07809 374692 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

     

    To find out more, please visit: findyourgreatness.co.uk

     

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  • Executive Director Children and Young People - Bury Council - Closing Date: 17th August 2020 at 9:00am (FF: 10148) -

    Outstanding opportunity

     

    Executive Director Children and Young People

     

    Up to £126,989

     

    Bury Council is going through an exciting period of change. To support our strong political leadership we have developed a new senior leadership team that is setting the pace and the vision for the future for the benefit of all who live, work, learn and relax in the borough. For our Children and Young People’s Services, it means a journey to be outstanding. To do that we need stand out leadership – that’s where you come in.

     

    We are preparing for the next Ofsted inspection which will clarify what we need to do, recognise the work already done and build on this strong base to achieve high quality social care as standard practice; to work closely with all our partners and to make the most of our single commissioning structure with health. There’s work to do in some areas like SEND, children’s mental health and the skills agenda, but we have a strong reputation for the quality of our education offer and refocusing on these relationships will be paramount to achieve our ambition of strong integrated neighbourhood working across the system.

     

    This is a corporate role, so we want our leader in Children and Young people’s Services to be able to contribute as widely as possible with our neighbourhood focus and ensuring we have effective financial controls in place.

     

    If you are the person to lead us to outstanding and have a passion for the place as well as it’s people, we would like to hear from you.

    For a confidential discussion, please contact Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or David Slatter on 07500 828610 at our recruitment partners Penna.

     

    For further information please visit www.leadingbury.co.uk

     

    Closing date: Monday 17th August 2020 at 9:00am  

     

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  • Head of Street Scene - Hertsmere Borough Council Closing Date: 21st August 2020 (FF:10144) -

    Salary from £71K to £80K

    Based in Borehamwood

     

    At Hertsmere, we are passionate, ambitious and determined to deliver the best level of services for our residents. Reporting into the Executive Director, you will have a genuine opportunity to help us achieve our vision through shaping and implementing services that deliver our ambitions.

     

    To take on this rewarding challenge, it’s vital you have considerable waste management expertise at a senior level, clear strategic vision and commercial acumen. You will bring a strong track record of service improvement across waste, parks and parking services.  

     

    You will be a forward thinking inspiring leader, able to manage and develop services, working closely with elected Members, to deliver our key priorities.  We recognise and value commitment and hard work and are looking for a determined individual to drive forward our Street Scene Service, to help us deliver our ambitions for the borough.

     

    For more information please call Robert Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692 for a confidential conversation.  

     

    To download the candidate briefing document please click apply below.

     

    Closing date 21st August 2020

     

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  • Area Director Adult Social Care, Surrey County Council - Closing Date: Friday 28th August (FF/10140) -

    Area Director Adult Social Care (Mid Surrey)

    Salary: £80,977 - £92,278

     

    In Surrey, we’re embarking on a new and exciting devolved way of working. We are ambitious about improving the health and wellbeing of residents and building prevention and early intervention programmes to stop needs escalating. Reporting to the Executive Director of Health, Wellbeing & Adult Social Care, this role will be key to making this happen.

     

    Our strengths-based approach has already brought about significant improvements and we are more aligned than ever with our colleagues in health to drive forward positive change for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.  

     

    As an Area Director, you will be responsible for delivering a range of adult social care services to improve outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people. You will play a vital role in developing the new models of care and ways of working that will improve patient and service users experience.

     

    We are looking for someone who is innovative, forward thinking, steeped in Adult Social Care experience, and who shares our ambition for our communities. This is an ideal opportunity to bring about lasting change for the County as well as enhance your future development.

     

    Visit https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/areadirector to find out more or If you would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact Chris Barrow on 07500 888102 or Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849.

     

    Closing Date: Friday 28 August 2020

     

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  • Director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit - University of Oxford - Closing Date: 12.00 midday, 31st August (FF/10139) -

    Director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit

    Investigative Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Human Immunology Unit, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

     

    Salary: Competitive

     

    The role of Director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring academic leader to set the unit’s future scientific agenda and develop the excellent training environment that the unit already provides. The Unit Director will be expected to maintain their own internationally leading scientific programme within the unit whilst managing and motivating others to deliver outstanding research.

     

    Located within the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM), with access to state-of-the-art research facilities including genomics, single cell analysis, genome engineering, imaging, computational biology and FACS, the MRC Human Immunology Unit is supported by a quinquennial award of some £20m over 5 years from the Medical Research Council.

     

    The successful candidate will be recognised as an internationally leading and innovative scientist of the highest calibre with exceptional leadership and management skills, whose ultimate research goal is to improve human health. They will further the development of translational research into human health and will contribute to the environment of academic excellence within the MRC WIMM and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. The appointee will hold a PhD/DPhil, MD or equivalent with significant post-qualification research experience.

    Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

     

    Please provide in your application details of three referees who are willing to provide a full assessment of your suitability for the post. Please note we will not request references until after shortlisting has taken place.

     

    When prompted, please provide details of three referees who are willing to provide a full assessment of your suitability for the post. Please note we will not request references until after shortlisting has taken place.

     

    In addition, please upload:

     

    A full CV and publications list;

    A supporting statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience and a short statement setting out a vision for the Unit and its science.

     

    For a confidential discussion on the role and the recruitment process please contact: roger.russell@penna.com or call 07710 701 570.

     

    TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE PLEASE EMAIL YOUR FULL APPLICATION TO roger.russell@penna.com.

     

    The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on 31 August 2020.

     

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

     

    Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

     

     

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  • Service Director Regeneration & Culture - Barnsley MBC - Closing Date: 9:00am Monday 17th August 2020 (FF/10118) -

    Service Director Regeneration and Culture - Barnsley MBC

     

    Barnsley is a fantastic place in which to live, work, invest and visit. We’re an award-winning council working together with partners to improve economic, social and physical wellbeing across the borough. With exciting developments, such as the recently announced South Yorkshire devolution deal, we’re poised to deliver inclusive economic growth to benefit all our residents. And with the recently-opened Market Kitchen and the Glassworks development set for completion in 2021 we’re firmly on the cultural map.

     

    You’ll be responsible for a diverse portfolio of services which encompass the development and provision of the Council’s economic strategy, attracting external funding and support to maximise business opportunities and leading the council’s approach to tackle skills, enhance our cultural offer and address worklessness. You’ll also lead town centre delivery and regeneration including attracting new businesses, whilst managing our asset portfolio and ensuring a robust planning and development framework supports our ambitious agenda.

     

    We’re looking for someone to create a sense of place and quickly understand the Barnsley context working with a variety of partners in a high-profile leadership role. You’ll need imagination and people skills to lead your own and other teams through the development and promotion of our vision and the strategy. Your political skills, commercial acumen and influence will be paramount in working to a hugely important agenda, critical to our success.

     

    You’ll find an excellent platform for your future career by providing strong leadership and political support, a One Council approach and a culture where innovation and forward-thinking is warmly welcomed. Are you ready to lead a team contributing to a better Barnsley?

     

    For more information, visit www.barnsley.gov.uk/jobs

     

    For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or David Slatter on 07500 828610.

     

    Closing Date: Monday 17th August 2020

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