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Available roles

Interim Head of Transactional Services – Finance

Midlands

CIPFA-Penna are supporting a large council in the Midlands region in recruiting to strengthen their finance team with the appointment of an Interim Head of Transactional Finance Services.

The role will involve overseeing a large transactional finance team to ensure that not only a culture of continuous improvement is achieved, but also to develop and mentor the team towards this aim. Additionally, it will encompass partnering with department heads and senior staff in technical, operational and commercial matters relating to improvement of processes, controls and assurance.

We are looking for driven candidates, comfortable with partnering local authority staff at all levels in an ambitious and demanding environment, with good experience of financial leadership and expertise in process improvement methodology – preferably demonstrating examples of having previously motivated a large finance team towards achieving significant goals.

For more information please contact Jonathon Sheppard at CIPFA-Penna (jonathon.sheppard@penna.com).

 

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A space to breathe…a place to grow

Director of Place – Up to £110k

 

The award-winning Borough of Broxbourne is in south eastern Hertfordshire adjacent to north London and Essex where the M25 meets the A10. Its main towns are Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Waltham Cross. The Lee Valley Regional Park, with its attractive open spaces and modern leisure facilities, including the White-Water Canoe Centre at Waltham Cross, forms the eastern boundary. The Borough is well connected and ambitious for the future.

 

The Council is looking for a confident, ambitious and talented individual to drive the delivery of a wide-ranging programme of objectives as set out in its Corporate Plan and the adopted Local Plan; someone who is ambitious for Broxbourne and wants to reach the very top in local government. As an experienced place shaper, you will also need to demonstrate political nous, commercial acumen, collaborative and inspiring leadership and act as an ambassador for the Council.

 

In this role you will ensure the integration and coordination of the Council’s Planning, Economic Development and Regeneration activities and ensure the timely and effective delivery of the objectives in our Corporate Plan and emerging Economic Development Strategy which are focused on enhancing our ‘Place’ and sustainability.

 

You will take the lead on strategic regeneration opportunities, work closely with partners and local members and consult with residents. Your work will be focussed on delivering long term prosperity for the Borough’s residents as well as high quality environments through increased employment opportunities, positive regeneration of places and delivery of key projects.

 

With significant experience in a senior management role in the public or private sector, you will also bring experience of successfully managing and delivering complex change and improvement programmes and the motivation, influence and drive to deliver on corporate priorities.

 

If you want to give your ambitions the space to breathe and grow then please visit https://www.ambitiousbroxbourne.com for for further information or contact our retained consultants at Penna, Pete John on 07710 811684 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

Closing Date: Monday 26th April 2021

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Chief Executive

Competitive salary up to agreed ceiling

 

A fantastic opportunity to be Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

 

The role of the CEO is hugely important and leads the Combined Authority in the delivery of our strategy.

We are hugely ambitious for our growth and laser-focused on building a globally competitive, environmentally responsible and socially inclusive economy across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

 

We want an inspirational leader, with the highest ambitions and expectations for us as a Combined Authority and the diverse and brilliant community we are proud to work for. In doing all of this, you’ll build and inspire our great team.

 

As Chief Executive you’ll test boundaries and will be joining at a time to help us support our citizens coping with COVID-19 and its effect on their lives, and ensure our successful economic, financial, social and environmental recovery.

 

You will continue the great work already on areas like transport and infrastructure, housing, education and skills and inward investment across the region.

 

To meet this huge and exciting challenge, we’re looking for a world class leader who will channel all the talent, energy, ideas and resourcefulness of our amazing region, as we work to build back better.

 

If you’re as excited as we are by this fantastic opportunity, we’d like to hear from you.

 

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact Charles Wilson on 07801880420 or Julie Towers on 07764791736 or Claudia Sousa 07763580368.

 

For more information about the role, please click here: http://www.cpcachiefexecutive.co.uk/

 

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Closing date: 9am Thursday, 13th of May 2021

 

 

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Lead. Innovate. Transform.

Executive Director of Resources

£competitive

 

Shropshire is a fantastic place in which to live, work and visit, with a clean and beautiful natural environment with a rich cultural heritage to discover and natural landscapes to explore, for residents and tourists alike.

 

As the lead officer for the Resources functions across the council you will be a key part of the council’s executive leadership team contributing significantly to the overall strategic and operational management of the council. You’ll be the guardian of a wide-ranging role which takes in responsibility for the statutory finance and legal roles, together with Workforce, Information and Insight, ICT, Communications and the strategic lead on our digital development.

 

We are looking for the drive, passion and ambition to ensure that our future plans are delivered and that we maximise the opportunities as part of our evolving plans for transformation and innovation.

 

By linking our strategies we’re able to deliver our high-level outcomes, working to reduce duplication of activity and focus resources. Ensuring our ICT, digital, commercial and workforce strategies all pull together with the corporate plan we can respond to the challenges we face, and underpin our sustainable business model, presented in the financial strategy.

 

You’ll be a natural leader who can create energy around the resources agenda, and be able to draw upon a strong track record of achievement, as well as working with and influencing the internal and external partnerships we have to bring our range of partners and our diverse communities with us on the journey and to ensure that our collective vision is realised.

 

For a confidential discussion please contact David Slatter at our recruitment partners Penna on, 07500 828610 or at david.slatter@penna.com

 

To apply or for further information please visit www.futureshropshire.com

 

Closing date for applications – 12 noon 22nd April 2021

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Chair: Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership

Term: 2 days a week on a 3-year term (with the option to extend to maximum of a further term)

Remuneration: £24,000 per annum (plus reasonable expenses)

Location: Lancashire

 

The Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a strategic collaboration between business, universities and local councils which directs economic growth and job creation in the area.

 

Our vision is to create a strong, inclusive and enterprising business base, operating in an exceptional and connected environment, and where the transfer of high value manufacturing, digital technology and skills fosters innovation, investment and economic growth. This strong strategic focus has enabled us to secure a £1 billion growth plan and bring forward over 80 major capital growth initiatives. Whilst all parts of Lancashire have benefited from these ambitious growth programmes and investment plans, half of these initiatives are within the five most deprived areas, reflecting the LEP’S ambition to drive inclusive economic growth.

 

We are continuing to develop a vibrant economy, putting business at the heart of our work, and removing barriers to growth so that sustainable jobs and prosperity can be created.  As the voice of the local business community, we are ensuring that the economic interests of the area as a whole are represented and promoted and believe passionately that Lancashire is alive with opportunities; a truly great place to live, work and do business.

 

We are now looking for a collaborative business leader to chair the LEP Board and build on the exciting initiatives already in place. As the new Chair you will also lead our response to the economic impact of the pandemic, building back stronger through investment in skills and business support, and supporting the local economy to create thousands more jobs, boosting the economic performance across our whole county.

 

Already recognised as a successful business leader you will have the commercial acumen, board level experience, and strategic leadership skills that will create confidence with public and private sector partners. This combined with your knowledge of Lancashire and the north-west business environment will also give you the credibility to represent the area at a regional and national level.

 

As Chair you will ensure that the LEP functions effectively within a framework of corporate governance and transparency in line with the LEP's robust structures, and with a style that encourages a collaborative approach to setting strategic priorities and decision making.

To find out more about the LEP and our ambitious plans for the area visit: https://lancashirelep.co.uk/

 

To arrange an informal discussion, you are invited to contact Claudia Sousa on 07763 580368 or Roger Russell, on 07710 701570 (claudia.Sousa@penna.com / roger.russell@penna.com) at Penna Enterprise. A full candidate information pack is available online and can be obtained from our recruitment partners on https://execroles.penna.com/

 

 

Closing date: Friday 7th of May 2021

 

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Corporate Director for Community

Salary £138,078 – £150,774 + development package

 

Believe in yourself. Believe in Harrow.

 

The role

You’ll report directly to the Chief Executive, and lead and direct the strategic and general management of council services such as housing, environmental health, commercial development, planning, property repair and maintenance, public realm services and arts and events. Budgets for which you’ll take responsibility include:

 

• Revenue budget (£80m)

• Capital budget (£18m)

• Housing Revenue Account (£32m)

• Housing Revenue Account Capital (£22m)

 

While this is a senior local government role, we’re keen to hear from people with experience or looking to step up in their career as well as those with transferable experience currently working in other sectors. Your leadership, attitude and focus on service are what’s important. We’re committed to development here at Harrow so we’ll support you to be successful if you bring the right attitude. Support those stepping up or transferring from other sectors.

 

Our development support includes mentoring and coaching, and the opportunity to attend the ADEPT/Solace Executive Director Leadership Programme and the Excellence in Place ADEPT programme.

 

About you

Harrow is a diverse borough and we want a leadership team to match. As such, we’re open to a range of unique talent and experiences. If you have the right attitude, leadership potential and transferable skills then we want to hear from you.

 

There’s no single professional route into this role. Perhaps you work in local government as a Director or Assistant Director, or maybe your career has been in the third sector, the leisure industry, the private sector or with a housing association. What’s vital is that you understand frontline services, can demonstrate how you’ve kept them safe and/or improved them in a previous role, and can show us how you’ll do the same for these services in Harrow.

 

You’ll be joining a great team of talented professionals, and there’ll be the opportunity to build your senior leadership team further and recruit lead specialists where needed.

 

If you’re committed to a vibrant, diverse Harrow, and would like to use your experience and leadership to drive services for our residents, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information: Julie Towers 07764 791736 julie.towers@penna.com or Az Ahmed 07717 810481 az.ahmed@penna.com.

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the role and about Harrow at http://buildbetterharrow.com/

 

To apply for the role please click the apply button below.

 

Closing Date: 9am Friday 16th April 2021

 

 

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Competitive Salary

 

Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?

 

The Council is embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise the way we work and reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve moved to Hounslow House, a new landmark building located in Hounslow town centre, our new technology will enable staff to work remotely and flexibly to improve the service we provide to residents and to help our staff achieve a better work/life balance.

 

You will lead on the development and delivery of the Council’s investment, maintenance, and construction-related programmes and projects, capital, and revenue, ensuring that the programme is delivered on time and within budget.

 

You will lead the development of the newly established Programme Delivery Team, a multidisciplinary team of project managers, quantity surveyors, surveyors, clerks of works, and Leasehold Services, prioritising and allocating resources to ensure the successful delivery of the Council’s capital projects.

 

You will provide expert advice and support Council services on the capital project development and delivery, including investment planning; project scoping; feasibility and business case development; project design; specification; and commissioning.

 

You will have management and control of all programme and project budget of c.£50m per annum.

 

You will hold a degree or equivalent (minimum BTEC HNC/HND) in the field of Property (or demonstrable work-based experience that evidences an equivalent level of attainment and competence), with a substantial experience in delivering property management services.

 

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact our consultants at Penna, Jordan Mumford on 07729 600685 or Jordan.Mumford@penna.com or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or Helen.Alwell@penna.com

 

Closing Date for Applications : Friday 30th April 2021

 

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For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/jobs/job/Consultant-in-Public-Health-Children-Targeted-Interventions/2562

 

 

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For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/jobs/job/Consultant-in-Public-Health-Health-Protection/2569

 

 

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Deputy City Solicitor, Manchester City Council

Senior Salary SS4 £95,953 - £105,940

Be part of shaping the future of law in Manchester.

 

Our city is renowned internationally for its dynamic growth and ambition, and the Council has been pivotal in supporting the Northern response to the Integration of Health and Social Care, the Northern Powerhouse initiative and building back better post the pandemic. It’s a City we are extremely proud of and committed to help grow and flourish. We want to build on that legacy – carving a reputation for delivering services which meet the changing needs of our resident population. We now need a new Deputy Solicitor to help guide and support our legal services team to deliver the world-class services to which we aspire.

 

Manchester is a fast-paced place to work always interesting and no two days are the same. Our legal services are at the forefront of change and the service is highly collegiate, innovative with a strong service ethos linked to our corporate aims. As we respond to the current pandemic it’s a great opportunity as we respond to the impact of Covid to improve and shape how future services will be delivered. The complexity and variety of the legal work at hand is the best in Local Government and coupled with our passion and determination to do the right thing it makes for a place you can grow and make a real contribution too.

 

You will be required to work collaboratively across organisational boundaries, liaising closely with Members and at the highest level across our stakeholder networks. We are looking for someone who can be a true ambassador for our Legal Services team both internally and externally. You will be commercially focused and familiar in engaging teams aligned to corporate objectives and introducing new ways of working. You’ll be used to building your success through teams and growing technical and leadership skills in-house. Strong legal and democratic services experience would be beneficial too. Are you ready to lead in one of the most exciting legal roles in Local Government?

 

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please visit https://execroles.penna.com/ and for for an informal and confidential discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or David Slatter on 07500 828610.

 

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Cheshire West and Chester Council

Director of Highways and Transport

Salary and benefits package circa. £100k

 

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the North West’s fourth largest unitary authority, covering more than 350 square miles with a population of more than 340,000 residents.  We are a diverse Borough, encompassing the internationally important historic city of Chester, the industrial powerhouse of Ellesmere Port, the growing mid-Cheshire Towns of Northwich and Winsford, and a patchwork of market towns and rural villages. We are an ambitious council with a clear forward plan and a strong commitment to talking climate change, securing investment in a truly inclusive economy, addressing health inequalities and deprivation, and enabling our residents, businesses and partners to play their part in shaping the future.  

 

Our transport strategy has a key role to play in delivering prosperity and better outcomes both locally and strategically, creating a well-connected and accessible borough. Our highways and transport networks represent the council’s largest physical asset and with a road network of approximately 2,300 kilometres (including 3 Roman Roads), the City Walls in Chester and numerous public rights of way we’re re-aligning how our infrastructure plays its part in our case for change. A step change in public transport and active travel are essential to our plans for recovery.   We now require an exceptional leader to help reshape our services to meet the challenges ahead.  

 

You will be able to demonstrate a mix of strategic and delivery focussed transport experience to build credibility quickly and gain the trust of Members, key stakeholders and staff. You will be able to guide and manage a broad and experienced team through authentic and transparent leadership linked to our core values. In addition, we’re also bringing our existing outsourced maintenance operations contract for the borough's road network in house from October 2022. You will be responsible for developing a sustainable and best in class service along with a range of high-profile programmes to improve the lives of our residents, communities and stakeholders. You will possess an excellent understanding of the context in which local authorities operate having worked within or alongside a public service organisation.

 

This is an exciting new role and it’s a great time to come and join our Council and team who are committed that we will all play our part in building greener, fairer and stronger communities. For an informal and confidential discussion contact our recruitment partners at Penna: Andrew Barton 07922 386 432 or Pete John 07701 305617.

 

To download a copy of the Candidate Pack, please click the apply button below.

 

Closing Date: Wednesday 21st April 2021

 

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Director of Environment and Commercial Operations

Salary: up to £120,000

 

Challenging inequality is at the heart of everything we do. As the council’s new ambassador for waste reduction, a cleaner borough and the natural environment, you will lead and develop our large team of 900 staff with responsibility for key services including waste and street operations, parking, parks and leisure and fleet management.

 

For a confidential discussion on the Director of  Environment role, please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692 at Penna.

 

For further information please visit https://www.islington.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/chief-officer-vacancies

 

Close date: Sunday 18th April 2021

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Head of Legal and Procurement (MO)  

 

Salary: Up to £71,186 (plus market supplement of £5,000)

 

Norwich: A thriving city; a council with huge ambition

 

Norwich is a one of the UK’s great cities - a regional cultural and economic powerhouse.  The city council is an ambitious, forward-looking authority with a clear vision for the future of Norwich and for how it needs to change as an organisation.  As a result of a structural review and a refreshed set of priorities, we are now seeking exceptional people to join the council’s Corporate Leadership Team to help us shape and deliver a progressive agenda for our City and its people.

 

Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Services (S151), you’ll be the Council’s statutory Monitoring Officer (MO) and contract lead for the Norfolk Legal Partnership. You’ll also have responsibility for a range of other services, including: Democratic Services; Member Development; Elections; Procurement; Major Contracts; and the Mayoral Team. A qualified lawyer, you’ll be a forward-thinking and dynamic leader who is able to enable services and empower your teams.

 

If you are passionate and determined and share our ambition for people and place, we want to hear from you.

 

For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna: Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794/ Andreas.Efthymiou@Penna.com or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467/ Helen.Alwell@Penna.com

 

To further information, please visit: www.shapingnorwichcc.com/

 

Closing date: Monday 26th April 2021

 

 

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A New Era for Nottingham

Corporate Director for Growth and City Development

Salary: £130k – 153k depending on experience

 

Want to take on a new challenge to make Nottingham a world-class city for everyone?

 

Are you passionate about place shaping in a fast-paced environment?

 

Are you a system leader with collaboration at the heart of your work?

 

Nottingham is a vibrant, diverse and ambitious city. We are passionate about tackling inequalities in all we do.  We are home to the “Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change”, and maintain a nationally leading position on carbon reduction with the ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028. We pioneered Early Intervention and Community Care models and maintain award winning parks, leisure and cultural facilities for the benefit of our citizens. Our transport system is celebrated nationally and internationally.

 

On the flip side, Nottingham is not without its challenges - we have a Recovery and Improvement Plan to help us move forward positively, in response to a recent Non-Statutory Review which identified weaknesses to be addressed, and we have embraced working with an Improvement Board which is offering support and constructive challenge.  We are also one of the most deprived cities, however be in no doubt we are ambitious for our people and ambitious for our place.   We are on the cusp of something exciting – a new era for Nottingham.  Our new Corporate Director for Growth and City Development will have a critical role in leading this change.

 

Nottingham has one of the youngest populations of any major UK city, two universities make up our world-class educational offer and we have seen huge growth in digital content, life science and clean technology. Our ambitions stretch to creating a solid future for Nottingham ensuring our citizens, businesses, investors and visitors can enjoy a flourishing Nottingham. We can’t stand still and are looking for a visionary and inspirational leader to set out our future growth roadmap with our partners, ensuring Nottingham is a world-class city for everyone.

 

What we’re looking for…

We are seeking an innovative and forward thinking Corporate Director for Growth and City Development, who is committed to ensuring that our ambitions for a world-class city are shaped by our citizens, ensuring that our development and economic growth is sustainable and benefits all of our diverse communities.  A strategic collaborator, you will work with partners to align the city’s aspirations and ambitions to deliver strategic goals and promises for the people of Nottingham.

 

You will have a proven track record in leadership roles, and experience of driving quality and delivering better outcomes that make a difference on a strategic level and on the ground.  Highly motivated and committed, you will need to demonstrate high levels of political acumen, influencing skills and be capable of working in a fast paced core city environment.

 

What we can give you…

A new era for Nottingham awaits – there is a buzz of excitement about the future for us and although this will be a tough journey it will also be an extremely rewarding one too. We have an engaged, committed and stable political leadership here in Nottingham and they will form a key part of the working relationship to do the right things for the city. We also have a new Chief Executive in post, and there is a clear commitment for personal development of the new Top Team of which the successful candidate will be a key part. We are a leading employer within the region for our employee benefits including a generous annual leave package and the opportunity to purchase more. We will offer you flexible working arrangements and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as support, development and the celebration of shared achievements.

 

If you can match our ambition for a Nottingham to be a world-class city for everyone, we would like to hear from you.  We strive to have a workforce that reflects our city’s diversity and this is increasingly important in our decision-making senior leadership roles. To help us achieve our ambition, we particularly want to hear from experienced leaders who are female, leaders who are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities or leaders that  identify with having a disability as we are under-represented in these groups at this senior level at the Council.

 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/growth

 

Closing date: 10am on Monday 19th April 2021

 

Technical interviews: 7th May 2021

 

Assessment Centre: 18th May 2021

 

Final interviews: 21st May 2021 

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New Era For Nottingham

Corporate Director for Resident Services

Salary: £130k – 153k depending on experience

 

Want to take on a new challenge to change lives in Nottingham?

 

Are you passionate about leading inclusive services through change?

 

Are you a system leader with collaboration at the heart of your work?

 

Nottingham is a vibrant, diverse and ambitious city. We are passionate about tackling inequalities in all we do.  We are home to the “Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change”, and maintain a nationally leading position on carbon reduction with the ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028. We pioneered Early Intervention and Community Care models and maintain award winning parks, leisure and cultural facilities for the benefit of our citizens. Our transport system is celebrated nationally and internationally.

 

On the flip side, Nottingham is not without its challenges - we have a Recovery and Improvement Plan to help us move forward positively, in response to a recent Non-Statutory Review which identified weaknesses to be addressed, and we have embraced working with an Improvement Board which is offering support and constructive challenge.  We are also one of the most deprived cities, however be in no doubt we are ambitious for our people and ambitious for our place.   We are on the cusp of something exciting – a new era for Nottingham.  Our new Corporate Director for Resident Services will have a critical role in leading this change.

 

We have an opportunity to reshape the way we deliver services in Nottingham, with a key focus on inclusivity and locality-based working. The Coronavirus Pandemic has proven to us that people are living differently and accessing council and other public services in different and creative ways. It will be your task to lead the future innovation and creativity surrounding our service delivery models, empowering and collaborating with our loyal and committed workforce and our partners.

 

What we’re looking for…

We are seeking an innovative and forward thinking Corporate Director for Resident Services, who is committed to making improvements to the lives of our citizens, and delivering high-quality inclusive services. A strategic collaborator, you will work with partners to align the city’s aspirations and ambitions to deliver strategic goals and promises for the people of Nottingham.

 

You will have a proven track record in leadership roles, and experience of driving quality and delivering better outcomes that make a difference on the ground.  Highly motivated and committed, you will need to demonstrate high levels of political acumen, influencing skills and be capable of working in a fast paced core city environment.

 

What we can give you…

A new era for Nottingham awaits – there is a buzz of excitement about the future for us and although this will be a tough journey it will also be an extremely rewarding one too. We have an engaged, committed and stable political leadership here in Nottingham and they will form a key part of the working relationship to do the right things for the city. We also have a new Chief Executive in post, and there is a clear commitment for personal development of the new Top Team of which the successful candidate will be a key part. We are a leading employer within the region for our employee benefits including a generous annual leave package and the opportunity to purchase more. We will offer you flexible working arrangements and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as support, development and the celebration of shared achievements.

 

If you can match our ambition for a Nottingham to be a world-class city for everyone, we would like to hear from you.  We strive to have a workforce that reflects our city’s diversity and this is increasingly important in our decision-making senior leadership roles. To help us achieve our ambition, we particularly want to hear from experienced leaders who are female, leaders who are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities, or leaders that identify with having a disability as we are under-represented in these groups at this senior level at the Council.

 

 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331

 

For more information please visit: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/resident

 

Closing date: 10am on Monday 19th April 2021

 

Technical interviews: 27th & 28th April 2021

 

Assessment Centre: 12th May 2021

 

Final interviews: 14th May 2021

 

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Could you lead the delivery of our £172m Housing Investment Grant?  

 

Head of Harlow & Gilston Garden Town (HGGT) Housing Investment Grant (HIG) Programme Delivery at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

Hertfordshire County Council is the lead authority for the delivery of the £172m HGGT Housing Investment Grant from Homes England and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. (MHCLG).

 

This role takes the lead for the delivery phase of the project, working with the partners across councils, the Garden Town and with the master developer to ensure timely and successful delivery of this critical programme of infrastructure. This is the opportunity to be involved in something unique and leave a lasting legacy.

 

This is a very exciting time to be joining the Council as we deliver our Corporate Plan and focus on growth and infrastructure within the County.   

 

We are seeking a candidate with relevant post qualification experience, who has a thorough understanding of the issues and opportunities associated with infrastructure delivery. Drawing on a strong track record, we are looking for a candidate who also has significant experience of complex capital programmes and of working with stakeholders and elected members.

 

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 15th April 2021

 

For more information about the role, HGGT, Hertfordshire CC please follow this link https://hertfordshirerecruitment.co.uk/

 

If you wish to apply please click the apply button below.

 

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion please contact Claudia Sousa on 07763 580368 or at claudia.sousa@penna.com or Charles Wilson on 07801 880420 or at charles.wilson@penna.com

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Assistant Director, Transport, Highways & Parking

 

Salary up to £91,602

 

Ealing has vibrant town centres, superb parks and open spaces, and diverse and growing communities. However, there’s always room for improvement and we’ve got some exciting opportunities. Our Future Ealing plan has been transforming the way that the council delivers local services to ensure their sustainability and to focus our efforts and resources where they can have the most positive impact. At its heart, Future Ealing has three priorities:  offer good, genuinely affordable homes; opportunities and living incomes; be a healthy and great place to live. For that we want leaders with the skill, drive and inspiration to bring improvement through innovation.

 

As part of a highly motivated Place Delivery team, you’ll help us ensure residents live in a safe, healthy, borough, as we develop initiatives across Ealing. It’s all about bringing improvements and boosting performance as a trusted, collaborative leader.

 

For us your sector and technical background are less important than your leadership and delivery capability. We are looking for inspirational leaders who can bring energy, ambition and a passion for delivering outcomes that make a real difference to our diverse communities. Could you support making Ealing a great place – both now and in the future?

 

To download the Job Description, please click the 'Apply Now' button or for more information please call; Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331 or email Joshua.Bembridge@Penna.com, or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550 or email rob.naylor@penna.com.

 

For more info about Ealing, please visit - https://jobs.ealing.gov.uk/

Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021

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Assistant Director Surveying & Compliance Services

 

Salary up to £91,602

 

Ealing has vibrant town centres, superb parks and open spaces, and diverse and growing communities. However, there’s always room for improvement and we’ve got some exciting opportunities. Our Future Ealing plan has been transforming the way that the council delivers local services to ensure their sustainability and to focus our efforts and resources where they can have the most positive impact. At its heart, Future Ealing has three priorities:  offer good, genuinely affordable homes; opportunities and living incomes; be a healthy and great place to live. For that we want leaders with the skill, drive and inspiration to bring improvement through innovation.

 

As part of a highly motivated Place Delivery team, you’ll help us ensure residents live in a safe, healthy, borough, as we develop initiatives across Ealing. It’s all about bringing improvements and boosting performance as a trusted, collaborative leader.

 

For us your sector and technical background are less important than your leadership and delivery capability. We are looking for inspirational leaders who can bring energy, ambition and a passion for delivering outcomes that make a real difference to our diverse communities. Could you support making Ealing a great place – both now and in the future?

 

To download the Job Description, please click the 'Apply Now' button or for more information please call; Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331 or email Joshua.Bembridge@Penna.com, or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550 or email rob.naylor@penna.com.

 

Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021

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Assistant Director Housing Property & Service Delivery

 

Salary up to £91,602

 

Ealing has vibrant town centres, superb parks and open spaces, and diverse and growing communities. However, there’s always room for improvement and we’ve got some exciting opportunities. Our Future Ealing plan has been transforming the way that the council delivers local services to ensure their sustainability and to focus our efforts and resources where they can have the most positive impact. At its heart, Future Ealing has three priorities:  offer good, genuinely affordable homes; opportunities and living incomes; be a healthy and great place to live. For that we want leaders with the skill, drive and inspiration to bring improvement through innovation.

 

As part of a highly motivated Place Delivery team, you’ll help us ensure residents live in a safe, healthy, borough, as we develop initiatives across Ealing. It’s all about bringing improvements and boosting performance as a trusted, collaborative leader.

 

For us your sector and technical background are less important than your leadership and delivery capability. We are looking for inspirational leaders who can bring energy, ambition and a passion for delivering outcomes that make a real difference to our diverse communities. Could you support making Ealing a great place – both now and in the future?

 

To download the Job Description, please click the 'Apply Now' button or for more information please call; Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331 or email Joshua.Bembridge@Penna.com, or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550 or email rob.naylor@penna.com.

 

 

Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021

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We are looking for a new Executive Director to help us deliver place-shaping priorities for our partner councils in West Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, and to act as our lead relationship director with Cotswold District Council.

 

£102,000 spot salary + benefits

Cirencester based

 

Expand your place-shaping power

 

As an Executive Director at Publica, your scope will go beyond the norm. That’s because Publica is a council-owned company that transforms services for almost 400,000 people across Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Join us and you’ll be helping to deliver place-shaping, development, housing and carbon reduction priorities across an area of 2,511 sq kms. And all while acting as relationship lead for Cotswold District Council.

 

Publica works with four council partners (Cotswold District, Forest of Dean District, West Oxfordshire District and Cheltenham Borough), providing a range of shared services. Each council has its own unique priorities, from fulfilling a Green agenda to boosting growth and skills. Your task is to help each council achieve its goals, serve its communities and make its area an amazing place to be. That means driving progress on a wide variety of projects that could cover Property; Regeneration; Housing; Health & Wellbeing; Economic Development; Local Plans; and Local Enterprise Partnerships.    

 

Clearly, this is a role that demands tremendous focus and collaboration. An expert on partnership working, you’ll thrive on dealing with multiple stakeholders and using your influence and energy to get goals delivered. You’ll have particular responsibility for nurturing our connection with Cotswold District Council, as locality lead. Credibility will be vital to inspire trust and support.   

 

You’ll therefore need a background in place-shaping and delivering for communities, plus a relevant management or professional qualification. You should also bring strategic vision and the ability to advise at the highest levels. A natural networker, you’ll build relationships and be politically sensitive. But at the same time, you’ll be determined, resilient and analytical.

 

In return for your expert strategic leadership, we can offer a role with different challenges every day. It comes with a range of benefits, from a generous pension, to work-life balance and discounted car lease.

 

Join us in an environment where you can give your best.

 

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please click the 'Apply' button to download a candidate briefing pack.

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Julie.Towers@Penna.com and Az.Ahmed@Penna.com

 

Closing date for applications is Monday 12th April 2021.

 

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Deputy Director of Public Health

Salary: £83,711 to £89,304

 

Solihull MBC have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, energetic and visionary public health professional looking to progress their career into a Deputy Director of Public Health role within a strong and successful senior leadership team.

 

The culture of the borough is one of striving and thriving, where officers and Elected Members want to build on success to help achieve a better quality of lives, healthy outcomes and longer life expectancy for residents.

 

Reporting directly to the Director of Public Health and working closely as a key member of the senior leadership teams in the Council and its partner organisations, you will help to drive forward this vision. This is a unique opportunity to progress your career and deliver in a systemleadership role in a vibrant and successful community.

 

As Deputy Director of Public Health you will be helping our successful and ambitious council to meet the challenges associated with the Covid 19 pandemic, whilst delivering our vision for a healthy Solihull, reducing inequalities in health outcomes, preventing avoidable ill-health and protecting local communities from public health hazards.

 

This broad, exciting and innovative role will offer an ambitious Public Health professional the opportunity to develop their career and make a real impact. We are seeking to appoint a visionary and motivational systemleader, with a proven track record of public health success as a Public Health Consultant and extensive experience of partnership working.

 

If you have the ambition and expertise to progress your career and help us make a real impact in Solihull, then we would love to hear from you. It is important that you are a registered GMC, GDC or UK PHR public health specialist with significant experience in all areas of public health practice.

 

For further information and to apply please visit: https://socialsolihull.org.uk/recruitment/

 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our retained consultant at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690463.

 

Closing Date: Friday 9th April 2021

AAC/Final Panel: w/c 19th April 2021

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Salary: £83,748 - £107,389

 

About us

 

Here in Sutton, we have a strong track record of delivering essential frontline services. We have a clear vision, and ambitious plans for our community and for the environment. Everything we do is underpinned by shared values which promote our reputation as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

 

Sutton is a great place to live and work, with low crime, exceptional schools, a strong environmental record and good community engagement. We’re hugely ambitious for our borough and the people who live there, and we have exciting plans for our future. We’ve been told we’re quietly brilliant, but now is the time to get loud.

Success is only possible with the support of diverse local, regional, national and international partners, you’ll therefore be a skilled ambassador for the Council, building vital public and private sector relationships. Strong, visible and credible, you’ll know how to connect with partners and unlock substantial investment through influencing these partners and stakeholders in both the private and public sector, nationally and internationally, to deliver a strategic approach to the response to the climate emergency and attracting new businesses and actively marketing Sutton as a high-quality business destination of choice.

 

The role

 

Reporting to the newly-appointed Strategic Director, you’ll play a key role in the collective leadership of both the Council and the new Environment, Housing & Neighbourhoods Directorate and Council.

 

You’ll provide leadership and support, encourage innovation and smart working, manage the performance of the service, and secure the best outcomes for our residents. Specifically, your functional responsibilities will cover:

• Responses to the climate emergency

• Waste and street cleaning

• Parks and grounds maintenance

• Parking enforcement

• Community safety

• Emergency planning and business continuity

• Performance reporting for the directorate

 

About you

 

We’re looking for a committed leader with a proven track record of senior management in a Local

Authority or similar setting. You think differently and apply innovative, creative solutions to strategic challenges. You have the financial skills to deliver efficiency, the confidence to work autonomously at a senior strategic level, and the ability to instil confidence in others.

 

You’ll work alongside elected members, Government departments, partners and key stakeholders including residents, businesses, partner organisations and other public services, so you’ll need excellent communication and interpersonal skills too.

 

We’re looking for a truly exceptional, engaging leader with excellent communication skills who shares our ambitious plans for the future of our place, its environment and people. If you can inspire staff and partners in these difficult times, we’d love to hear from you.

 

For more information and to download the job pack, please visit execroles.penna.com. For a confidential discussion, please contact Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331 or Az Ahmed on 07717 810 481.

 

 

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Salary: £96,192 - 108,213

 

About us

 

At Sutton Council, we’re ambitious for our residents and our environment. We are focussed on delivering ambitious, progressive programmes that deliver positive outcomes for everyone who lives or works here. We have a clear vision, and the ambition to deliver it. Everything we do is underpinned by shared values which promote our reputation as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

 

We are looking to take our shared service with Kingston in a new direction. The benefits of shared expertise and high quality of experience will be balanced by truly local leadership. This new approach will put our Transport network at the heart of our green ambitions whilst ensuring high quality highways and environmental services

 

Sutton is a great place to live and work, with low crime, exceptional schools, a strong environmental record and good community engagement. As a council it is hugely ambitious for both the borough and the people who live there, and it has exciting plans for the future. It is quietly brilliant – and now it wants to be even more brilliant – and it wants to be a lot louder about it.

 

The role

 

This is a unique role - you will lead for Sutton delivering services which are vital to our borough but leading staff in an established shared service and giving them clear direction and focus. Reporting to the newly-appointed Strategic Director, you’ll play a key role in the collective leadership of both the Council and the new Environment, Housing & Neighbourhoods Directorate.

 

This role will be the lead on delivering a range of operational highways and transport functions, and a variety of regulatory services such as environmental enforcement and environmental health. It will require someone with operational experience and the skills and enthusiasm to lead a programme of change and redirection.

 

With a revenue budget of around £5m and a capital budget averaging £15m a year, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach, sharing services and working in partnership across two London boroughs.

 

About you

 

We’re looking for a committed leader with experience of leading large, multi-disciplinary teams, within a politically sensitive setting, and with a commitment to managing staff through change. You will manage complex revenue and capital budgets well and have great people skills. You’ll need a broad knowledge of the leading-edge approaches and sector developments in the field, including Environmental Health and Enforcement, Housing Multiple Occupation, Highways, Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Transport Engineering. You’ll also need to speak up loudly for Sutton when working in partnership with other organisations.

 

We’re looking for a truly exceptional, engaging leader with excellent communication skills who shares our ambitious plans for the future of our place, its environment and people. If you can inspire staff and partners in these difficult times, we’d love to hear from you.

 

For more information and to download the job pack, please visit execroles.penna.com. For a confidential discussion, please contact Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331 or Az Ahmed on 07717 810 481.

 

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