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Head of Technology Architecture and Design

Waltham Forest Council

Up to £87k

 

Do you want to help shape and deliver the digital innovation journey for a leading London Borough, and help impact people’s lives for the better?

 

Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work as they provide key services and deliver exciting programmes that improve the lives of their residents, including the Mayor of London’s first ever Borough of Culture.  With the new Fellowship Square campus now open, you can be right at the heart of our community in a fantastic modern workplace. These are just some of the changes driving Waltham Forest as the place to be and one that you could help shape in this role.

 

From their response to the Covid–19 outbreak to their ambitious regeneration and growth programme, this is an exceptional opportunity to help reimagine the borough for the digital age, accelerate growth in key digital services and skills, and work with front-line teams to use technology to transform resident services. The Digital and ICT teams are at the heart of driving change and innovation and this role is central to turning great ideas into new capabilities that make a positive impact for Waltham Forest’s residents and businesses.

 

As the Local Authority of the Year 2019 (MJ awards), Waltham Forest expects high standards. This is a relatively new role that reports directly to the Assistant Director of Digital Innovation and Delivery, playing a vital part in shaping the future strategy of Waltham Forest’s digital agenda and spearheading technology to facilitate better public services.

 

The team is some way through their transformation plan, having moved most technology to the cloud (mostly, although not exclusively, Microsoft Azure), and approximately 80% of front-end transactions are now completed online. We are therefore looking for someone who now wants to build on these firm foundations and lead the Council’s technology architecture, governance, and design solutions which can be successfully implemented. In this exciting role you will:

 

·Bring together our wide range of systems and infrastructure into a coherent architectural strategy. Includes supporting the Council’s Data Strategy.

·Be the authority for the Council’s technology architecture and designs. As well as having the strategic view the role includes detailed design work.

·Accountable for reviewing new suppliers’ and how they integrate into the Council’s architecture

·Ensure Data Governance complies with all legislative and regulatory requirements.

·See data as an asset and provide information both corporately and to Council Tax payers as appropriate via technological channels.

·Be accountable for the cyber security and information security for the council.

·Be accountable for PSN and PCI DSS compliance and Cyber Security Essentials for the council.

·Bring together technical experts from across Digital and ICT (and wider) to lead our the architecture design practice for the Council’s digital and technology landscape.

·Report to and deputise for the Assistant Director of Digital Innovation and Delivery.

 

This key role will be of interest to those who want to support the delivery of the Council’s technology roadmap to deliver better outcomes for our residents. You will be attracted by the opportunity to build upon the firm foundations already delivered, and design innovative solutions that will help transform how the Council works and ultimately improve the life of residents in this part of London.

 

You will be experienced and ambitious to lead on technical and digital aspects of architecture and be the authority for how we can develop and deliver the solutions we need in order to make the biggest impact. You’ll be inquisitive about innovation and focused on improving services and delivering savings. It will be essential to work in partnership internally and externally and welcome collaborative working; as well as be a great communicator and stakeholder manager.

 

You will have a proven track record of designing and delivering successful systems architecture and leading engaged and effective teams. The role calls for a pragmatic individual who has both a strategic view and the desire to roll up their sleeves to get things done. You will have an impressive track record of working on systems architecture change and promoting excellent operational performance in tandem, someone who can deliver at pace within tight budget circumstances – focussing on making a real difference to the council services and end users.

 

We are keen to hear from all applicants who fit the criteria. Because we are clear that a combination of difference in our teams produces the best team performance, we are particularly keen to make sure that we attract people from ethnic minorities, people who live openly as LGBTQI+, or with a disability. We recognise that what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances the Council’s ability to deliver to our staff and residents.

 

For further information and an in-depth discussion about the role and benefits of working for Waltham Forest, please contact our consultant at Penna: James McJarrow on 07946 623 460 or james.mcjarrow@penna.com or Jordan Mumford on 07873 625668 or Jordan.mumford@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date: Wednesday 26th January 2022

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CIPFA-Penna are working in partnership with a local authority in the Midlands to appoint an interim Financial Services Manager for a period of 6 months.

The primary focus of the role will be to lead the council through year-end closure of accounts and the subsequent liaison with the Auditors. Additionally, it will involve the leadership and guidance of the council’s finance team, providing partnership and guidance to a wide audience of staff (including councillors) and supporting the Section 151 Officer in the operation and development of council-wide financial activities.

We are searching for a fully qualified accountant (CIPFA, ACCA, ACA or CIMA) with sound technical experience and preferably a proven track record of leading other local authorities through accounts closure processes and good experience of leading finance teams.

To register your interest in this interim opportunity please contact Jonathon Sheppard at CIPFA-Penna – jonathon.sheppard@penna.com.

 

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CIPFA-Penna are supporting a local authority organisation who are in search of an Interim Head of Finance & Deputy Section 151 Officer.

Working closely with the organisation’s current Director of Resources and Chief Executive, the successful candidate will support on improving financial resilience and governance across the council, lead a diverse finance team and support the wider SMT across the Council.

Starting straight away, there will also be immediate support required on giving the council better insight of its performance, planning and carrying out actions plans to address any issues identified, support on the range of important projects across the council, develop the MTFS and lead the council through a robust budgeting process.

To be considered, you’ll ideally be available to start immediately and have had recent experience at a senior leadership level within a local authority / local government organisation. A fully qualified accountant (CIPFA, ACCA, ACA or CIMA), you’ll have demonstrable leadership qualities coupled with sound technical knowledge of local government finance.

Please get in touch with Jonathon Sheppard at CIPFA-Penna to express your interest in this interim opportunity, or just to find out more about it – jonathon.sheppard@penna.com.

 

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CIPFA-Penna are working in partnership with a large local authority in search of an Interim Senior Financial Accountant to support the technical team on the upcoming accounts closure process. The role be at least 3 months and will be fully remote / home-based.

Working closely with the Chief Accountant and the wider financial accounting team, the successful candidate will contribute to completion of core statements and notes on the annual financial statement, as well as reviewing work form and giving technical guidance to trainee members of the team. You will also support the team through the subsequent audit process, preparing for anticipated queries in order to make the audit process as smooth as possible.

We’re looking for qualified finance professionals (CIPFA or equivalent) within local government finance, ideally with good experience of technical accounting and supporting the accounts closure process within a local authority environment.

Get in touch with Jonathon Sheppard at CIPFA-Penna (jonathon.sheppard@penna.com) or apply for more details.

 

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CIPFA-Penna are supporting a local authority in the recruitment of an Interim Senior Tax Accountant to lead on VAT returns, provision of tax advice to various teams (including project teams) across the authority and dealing with general / ad-hoc queries from around authority relating to VAT and tax application.

The role will manage a small team and will also include assisting on some technical accounting work across different projects for a period of approx. 3-6 months. The work will be fully remote or hme-based.

We are looking for a qualified accountant (CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA or ACA) with experience of tax and VAT accounting as well as supporting a year-end accounts closure process in a local authority environment.

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

 

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CIPFA-Penna have been appointed to support the appointment of a new Interim Director of Finance for a large unitary authority. This role will be offered on an interim basis for approx. 6 months or more.

As well as providing full financial support to the Director of Resources, the successful candidate will similarly guide and support Directors from across the authority in relation to a myriad of strategic and financial objectives that will shape operational activity. Furthermore, the appointee will provide impetus and strategic direction to an evolving and far-reaching transformation programme.

We’re looking for practical, results-focussed senior finance leaders with a strong record of transformation from another large local authority organisation. Preferably, the successful candidate will have previous experience of capably steering such a programme as well as having sharpened strategic nous – allowing for meaningful influence in senior circles, making the necessary changes land more effectively. Finally, a demonstrable track record of notable achievement gained in another Director-level role would be of great advantage.

Please contact Jonathon Sheppard, Senior Consultant at CIPFA-Penna for more information or to express an interest in being considered for this interim opportunity.

 

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Executive Director of Finance & Resources

Up to £125,385 + benefits

 

Your financial expertise + Brighter Futures for Children = Better outcomes for young people and children

 

Make your knowledge and experience count for more. Join an innovative organisation that’s focused on making a difference for children and young people, in a role where you will lead and collaborate to change and shape the way we operate, from the back office to the front line.  

 

A ‘full service’ children’s company, Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) delivers children’s social care, early help and prevention, education and SEND services in Reading. Right now, we’re keen to develop so we can make an impact on even more young lives.

 

As Executive Director of Finance & Resources, you’ll work closely with the Executive Chair, the Executive Director of Children’s Services, the Board and senior leaders on our strategy and vision to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

 

You’ll have overall strategic and operational accountability for our finance and resources portfolio and lead our significant corporate change programme to ensure that BFfC is delivering real impact.

 

You’ll lead key corporate functions including Finance, IT, Contracts, Commissioning and Procurement, Communications and HR. Through your leadership they will provide the support frontline colleagues need to give every child a happy, healthy and successful future.

 

An exceptional accountant, you are ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CIPFA-qualified. With impressive business management knowledge, you’ll already be a respected and accomplished leader. You know how to develop corporate resources, form strategies and deliver results. And you’ve got the communication and partnering skills to connect and influence change at all levels.

 

Join us and use your skills to make a profound and positive impact on children and young people in Reading.

 

To find out more call our retained consultant at Penna, Az Ahmed on 07717 810 481 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

Closing date: Friday 4th February

 

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Chief Executive

Cumbria County Council

Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2023

£170,000 p.a. (up to £8,000 relocation allowance payable) plus local government terms and conditions

 

This post is key to ensuring that the County Council receives the strategic leadership it needs to deliver quality services to residents and businesses as well as overseeing a number of high-profile transformational programmes and projects.   

 

The successful candidate will also have a key role to play in the County’s recovery from COVID-19 and will also work closely with Government, on behalf of the County Council, on a range of matters.

 

It will take a very experienced local government leader to help us navigate a successful path over the coming months and as such we are seeking candidates with experience of working in a complex environment with multiple partners and agencies.

 

You will be innovative, collaborative, a leading force in change management and have a strong track record in developing and maintaining partnerships.

 

Whether an aspiring or serving chief executive you will bring positive energy and direction, maintaining our supportive and engaging environment where communication, challenge, and improvement is encouraged and innovation is fostered, allowing us to maximise and retain the talent of our workforce and ensure that their wellbeing is a priority over the coming months.

 

You will provide leadership and support to the established and strong senior management team and work alongside all our elected members.

 

Whatever the future holds Cumbria County Council remains ambitious and committed to transformation and creating lasting positive change for our residents and partners, ensuring that Cumbria continues to have a financially sustainable future.

 

We are recruiting on a fixed term basis, due to the Cumbria LGR programme.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, so if you think this could be you, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Nick Raper on 07715 690463.

 

For further information and to apply please visit: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/chiefexecutive/

 

Informal discussions with the Leader and/or Acting CEO to be arranged via Penna:

w/c 24th January 2022

 

Closing date: 30th January 2022

Shortlisting date: 2nd February 2022

Interview and assessment: Between 7th and 9th February 2022

 

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Director of Planning & Growth

up to £125,244

 

Grow your career. Transform our borough.

 

Who we are

Here at Enfield Council, our mission is to create a lifetime of opportunity for our residents. Serving a population of over 330,000 people, we’re ambitious and forward-thinking, embarking on projects that will enhance the lives of everyone who lives, works, studies and visits here. From developing Meridian Water, to regenerating estates, to receiving one of the highest levels of planning permission requests in London – our projects are impactful as they are exciting.

 

With a political climate that supports change, this is your chance to help grow our business sector, attract new industries and transform the whole authority.

 

What you’ll do

As a Director of Planning & Growth, you’ll inspire a team of 160 towards achieving new goals. You’ll lead our different services in accordance with London Borough Enfield and National policies; from strategic Planning and Design, to Development Management, to Transport Strategy, to Building Control and beyond, the scope to make your difference is vast.

 

You’ll also use your expertise to advise on complex planning matters and ensure that the Planning Committee Chair and elected Members are guided and briefed properly in making key decisions. And to help grow our business, you’ll maximise efficiency and keep cost effective.

 

We’ll also look to you to develop, shape and deliver the Directorate’s Business Plan. Playing an important part in the directorate’s leadership team, you’ll help in crosscutting corporate projects and initiatives.

 

About you

Bring your experience of working within a political environment, and we’ll give you the opportunity to explore new ways to grow our borough as well as your skills. With great judgement, you’re the type of person who always sees the bigger picture, with the talent to scan long term horizons and understand implications of broader national, regional and public sector trends for the Council. It means having a clear vision of how to run an effective planning function. You’ll also need to be good with people; using your communication skills to negotiate, present, influence, build relationships and inspire a whole team to greater success. What’s more, you’ll need be a member of RTPI, with a Master’s degree in planning, transport, regeneration, or urban design/conservation. All together we’re looking for someone who will put customer services at the heart of what we do and help us to transform our borough.

 

If you’re the kind of leader who likes to take responsibility, and work collaboratively to find new solutions, then we’d love to hear from you.

 

For a confidential conversation please contact Az Ahmed on 07717 810 481 or az.ahmed@penna.com

 

To apply and for further information, please visit https://www.leadingenfield.com/

 

 

Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022

 

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Inspire Excellence

 

Director of Legal Services (Monitoring Officer and Proper Officer)

£110,000+/Under review

 

Croydon is a council on a journey. By accepting and addressing the challenges of its past, the council is transforming itself into a modern, sustainable and resident-focused local authority.

 

This is an opportunity to be part of a new chapter for Croydon and help shape the future of the council. A council with a passion for driving positive change and delivering excellence; a community with a rich heritage, a diverse population and a distinct identity. It’s a chance to help shape who we are today, and what we become tomorrow. It’s an environment in which you can find fresh inspiration and inspire others in equal measure.

 

Welcome to Croydon Council – and a role that will challenge you and fulfil you like never before. Join us as our Director of Legal Services, and you’ll be our chief legal officer responsible for the provision of all legal services as well as holding the statutory post of Monitoring Officer and the role of Proper Officer. It will be down to you to ensure we always operate in full compliance with the law and best practice. You will also oversee the shift to the new elected Mayor Governance model for Croydon.

 

The impact you’ll have

You’ll manage our Legal Services division, ensuring that we follow all the relevant legal regulations as we develop and transform our services. As our Monitoring Officer, you’ll make sure our constitution is maintained and that our decision making is lawful and reasonable. You will need to support members and officers to at all times fulfil the seven principles of public life and might need to undertake investigations referred by the Ethics Committee. We’ll also need you to ensure that our Leader and Cabinet, Scrutiny and Overview members, employees and all other members are well-advised on compliance and the legal implications of different council matters, working closely with the Head of Democratic Services and Scrutiny (Deputy MO).

 

There will be difficult decisions to make and tough budgets to deliver. But you’ll relish the chance to apply your ideas and ingenuity to find the best ways forward.

 

Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering high quality legal services to the council, and taking responsibility for the procurement and management of all external legal service suppliers
  • Managing demand for legal services efficiently, ensuring full use is always made of our in-house legal resources
  • Authorising the delivery of any legal proceedings carried out in the name of Croydon Council
  • Working closely with the Chief Digital Officer and Director of Resident Access to maintain our relationship with the Information Commissioner and the Local Government Ombudsman, and providing support on data protection and information management issues
  • Working closely with the Head of Democratic Services and Scrutiny to ensure our governance meets the principals of public life.
  • Maintaining responsibility and oversight of our whistleblowing policy, and ensuring we operate within our governance, financial and legal frameworks at all times

 

The skills and experience you’ll bring

We’re looking for someone who’ll be passionate about and experienced in delivering an exceptional legal service, and shaping the future of our organisation as a whole. An inspiring, engaging and motivational individual who’ll live and breathe our values, you’ll be adept at identifying and developing talent, driving high standards and value for money, and embedding a culture of trust and respect. You’ll empower people within your team to bring new ideas and try new approaches as well as inspiring them through your own. You should also be a natural inclusive collaborator – someone who can work well with a range of stakeholders, establish productive relationships and see things from different perspectives.

 

Who we are – and where we’re going

We fully acknowledge the fact that we haven’t got things right in the past and have strengthened our resolve do them better. With a clear financial strategy in place together with an unwavering commitment to listening to our residents and putting them first, this is a reenergised Croydon. A determined Croydon, with a fantastic team of people who care about our community, and how we can support the many different people who live and work here.

 

We have a vision of what improvement success looks like for us – a future where we have a vibrant local economy, a great team of people, and delivering new ideas that will mean we can be at our best for the communities in Croydon.

 

How to apply

If you’d like to find out more, please go to: https://www.inspiringcroydon.co.uk

 

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role. We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and we expect every member of our team to share this commitment.

 

 

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Durham County Council

 

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Head of Transport & Contract Services £105,670

 

 

County Durham is a vibrant place supported by an ambitious County Council. Our aspirations and commitment for our communities and our place mean that we push hard for success.

 

We are the largest council in the region and one of the largest local authorities nationally. With scale and connectivity, we are a centre for business, innovation and culture.

 

We have brilliant people, we are an amazing place and we are on a journey to really put County Durham on the map.

 

Transport, infrastructure and connectivity are key priorities to support a thriving economy and ensure that our towns and villages are vibrant and well used. We are a skilled and dynamic area, committed to support progress across the county, the North East and beyond. You can view our North East Transport Plan here https://www.transportnortheast.gov.uk/transportplan/

 

We now have a fantastic opportunity to appoint two innovative and forward-thinking leaders to join our senior team and drive our exciting agenda forward.

 

Reporting to our Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth, and as a key member of the corporate management team, you will lead the council’s transport strategies and plans to deliver a transport network, which meets the needs of the county today and into the future. You’ll be driving operational efficiency, adept at working with a range of stakeholders as well as responsible for a highly ambitious investment agenda to support the economic strategy and climate change plans for the county.

 

If you relish challenge and have the energy, enthusiasm and skills to deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents and communities, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512 415.

 

For more information about the role please visit https://www.durhamleaders.com/

 

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022

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Durham County Council

 

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Head of Highway Services £105,670

 

County Durham is a vibrant place supported by an ambitious County Council. Our aspirations and commitment for our communities and our place mean that we push hard for success.

 

We are the largest council in the region and one of the largest local authorities nationally. With scale and connectivity, we are a centre for business, innovation and culture.

 

We have brilliant people, we are an amazing place and we are on a journey to really put County Durham on the map.

 

Transport, infrastructure and connectivity are key priorities to support a thriving economy and ensure that our towns and villages are vibrant and well used. We are a skilled and dynamic area, committed to support progress across the county, the North East and beyond. You can view our North East Transport Plan here https://www.transportnortheast.gov.uk/transportplan/

 

We now have a fantastic opportunity to appoint two innovative and forward-thinking leaders to join our senior team and drive our exciting agenda forward.

 

Reporting to our Corporate Director, Neighbourhood and Climate Change you will lead Highways Services across the vast geography of Durham county, developing and implementing the council’s strategic and operational highways functions. Your remit will include a significant in-house delivery team, the provision of an engineering consultancy for highway design and improvements and a number of other exciting civil engineering schemes.

 

If you relish challenge and have the energy, enthusiasm and skills to deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents and communities, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512 415.

 

For more information about the role please visit https://www.durhamleaders.com/

 

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022

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The Spirit of Herefordshire – A place to thrive

 

Corporate Director, Community Wellbeing

 

Salary – Up to £130,860

 

Herefordshire is a great place to live with a beautiful natural environment. We have ambitions for Herefordshire to be an exemplar of 21st century rural living where market towns and rural communities are properly valued and recognised for the contributions they make to the success of the county. We’re striving to create a thriving local economy which is sustainable, well connected and offers wellbeing across the whole of the county.

 

This role will be fundamental in leading our high performing and financially sound Adult Social Care service.  We are proud of the success of our strengths-based approach in assessment and of our innovate Talk Community Programme. Integrating public heath into community wellbeing gives us the opportunity to put health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do and you will be pivotal in ensuring that our community engagement ethos is embedded throughout the directorate and across the whole Council.

 

We’re looking for a fresh thinking and inspirational leader who will catch our ambition and passion for Herefordshire, its towns and communities. We are proud of our stunning county and our exceptional staff and this is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark and help us take Herefordshire to the next level.

 

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna; Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or via helen.alwell@penna.com or Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or via carol.coyle@penna.com

 

To find out more and apply, visit https://www.spiritofherefordshire.com/

 

 

Closing Date : Friday 21st January 2022

 

 

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Up to £88k

 

‘Courageous, ambitious and determined’

 

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are at the forefront of joint working and are a progressive award-winning partnership – two sovereign councils, each with a strong sense of identity but with a shared vision of the future and a fully integrated workforce.

 

We pride ourselves on being Innovative, fresh-thinking, dynamic and values led.  We are courageous, forward thinking and not afraid to try new things if it’s in the best interests of our residents. We currently have 4 commercially successful companies and are truly committed to embracing new ways of agile working for the long term – something we were on the journey towards before Covid. This is a really exciting opportunity to join not one but two highly committed, ambitious and determined Councils on our continued transformational journey.

 

As our new Assistant Director of Corporate Resources, you will have an opportunity to truly shape our future structure and direction of travel and to work strategically as part of our wider leadership team. We need a team player to join our high-performing, committed, resident-focused and collaborative shared management and staff teams. As the lead across all resources, including people services, you will play an integral role in achieving our ambitions, whilst ensuring we remain true and committed to our core values and our enabling culture.

 

Professionally qualified, you will bring excellent technical capability and an exemplar track record in modernising a resources function, developing and leading the team to equip them with the necessary capabilities to take the service forward. Whether currently in the public or private sector, you will be inspiring, driven and enabling and will bring a strong track record of leading and supporting organisational change as well as working strategically. With two sets of Members, this is a complex and challenging, yet highly rewarding, role for someone who has a strong political antenna.

 

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

For more information about the role and to download the Candidate Breifing Pack please click the apply link below.

 

Closing date: 24th January 2022

 

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CSO Biology / Head of Biology (Director of Research)

 

The ALBORADA Drug Discovery Institute (ADDI) at the University of Cambridge is seeking an innovative, creative, and experienced translational neuroscientist to lead and develop the institute’s biology team and contribute to the vision and direction of this prestigious venture. The ADDI is a multidisciplinary group of biologists and chemists developing new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. The biology group comprises neurobiologists, assay development and screening scientists and an in vivo biology team each supported by experienced team leaders and fully equipped laboratory space.

 

As Head of Biology, you will report to, and work in partnership with, the Chief Scientific Officer, Dr John Skidmore and along with the Head of Chemistry be a member of the institute’s senior leadership team. You will be responsible for the scientific output and development of the biology group and will have line-management responsibility for a portfolio of projects as well as staff and budgets. Through interaction with Prof Roger Barker, the institute’s Lead Academic Scientist, you will help shape our developing clinical strategy and use of human data.

 

Scientifically, you will take a leading role in the identification and development of new targets and projects and will be encouraged to develop new concepts and approaches. The successful applicant is expected to bring access to a wide network of potential industrial and academic partners and will be strongly encouraged to develop collaboration opportunities and new partnerships. The ADDI has core funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK until Oct 2025, supplemented by significant grants from other funders. You will be encouraged and supported in raising further funding through grant applications or venture capital to develop translational projects and explore new hypotheses.

 

The successful applicant will have a PhD and relevant translational research expertise, with experience of an industrial research environment or an academic drug discovery unit desirable. You are expected to have an excellent understanding of mechanisms underpinning neurodegenerative disease and a good appreciation of the importance of ‘omics and human data to target identification.

 

Whether you are in HE or industry, this is an exciting opportunity for a scientific leader to create a real impact working and collaborating with talented colleagues within the University and with industry partners. 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

 

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/

 

Closing date: Midnight, Friday 28th January 2022.

 

 

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