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Available roles

Executive Director of Place and Economy

Peterborough City Council

 

Peterborough is a wonderful place to live and work, and an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the City Council as our Executive Director of Place and Economy. This is a brand-new role focused on improving the lives of the residents of the fourth fastest growing city in the UK, a place with prospects, potential and great economic development ambition.

 

As a core member of our Corporate Leadership Team, you’ll take collective and shared responsibility for the effective leadership and corporate management of the Council’s services, the delivery of improved outcomes and the achievement of value for money. With the knowledge and expertise to establish a clear, ambitious vision for Peterborough as a place of growth, regeneration and inward investment, you’ll also help to create and support resilient communities where our residents can thrive.

 

To achieve these goals, you’ll lead a high-quality team as you deliver a wide range of place-based and community services, support our sustainable growth initiatives, and develop and manage strategic relationships with a number of partners, stakeholders and developers. These include Government agencies, regional bodies, parish councils, community organisations, faith groups and non-profit sector agencies.

 

Your other responsibilities will be many and varied, and include providing clear, compelling and inspiration leadership to the Council, and championing innovation through your open-minded approach to new and radical ways to the delivery of services. You’ll also promote a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging your colleagues to be creative and share ideas.

 

To be a success in this role you’ll bring experience of working at a strategic level within a large and complex organisation, be capable of providing balanced strategic advice and guidance in a political setting and be committed to working with communities in shaping and delivering in their place.

 

Passionate about place development as a driver for improving employment, education, health and wellbeing outcomes for everyone, you’ll understand the current issues and challenges facing local government, as well as the statutory framework governing the sector. A strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is essential, as is the ability to develop working relationships that command respect, trust and confidence.

 

We’re proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

 

To find out more visit https://www.leadingpeterborough.com/ or for a confidential discussion please call Aaron Thomas on 07709 505403 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

Closing date: 29th July 2022

 

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Put people at the heart of everything we do.

We want Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to be the very best place to grow up, to grow old and to live well.  Working across both upper tier authorities and with a real commitment to improving outcomes for people of all ages these are unique, shared roles which require experienced and enabling leaders.

 

Executive Director of People Services – c£160k

An exceptional corporate leader you’ll work with the two Chief Executives, as a key member of the leadership team of both Councils.  As a voting member of our ICB, you’ll also represent Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as we progress with the integration of health and care services.

 

Leading, developing and improving functions spanning children’s and adult social care, education and commissioning, you’ll share our commitment to tackling deep rooted inequalities, improving opportunities and providing inclusive, compassionate and people centred services.  

 

With a passion for listening to and learning from the lived experience of service users, parents, and carers, you’ll champion the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities.  You’ll also lead our work with a broad range of partners, including schools, to implement sustainable and affordable reform and solutions to improve the wellbeing of our population.

 

If you want to be part of creating something special, please contact our consultants at Penna:

Carol Coyle on 07500 887849, Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.leadingcambridgeshireandpeterborough.com/

 

Closing date: Friday 29th July 2022

 

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Put people at the heart of everything we do.

We want Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to be the very best place to grow up, to grow old and to live well.  Working across both upper tier authorities and with a real commitment to improving outcomes for people of all ages these are unique, shared roles which require experienced and enabling leaders.

 

Director of Children’s Social Care  – c£135k

Our Statutory DCS, you’ll bring the engaging, positive and professional leadership needed to ensure that the children and young people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are safe, supported and are able to thrive.  You’ll work across both Councils, with a strong focus on improving services and outcomes by working with partners, locally and regionally.  You’ll equally ensure we sustain a strong and constructive relationship with Ofsted.

 

Committed to safeguarding and corporate parenting, you’ll also need to share our passion for growing and developing a professional, resilient, and well supported workforce across all of Children’s Services.

 

We expect you to be a qualified social worker, but it’s first and foremost your leadership skills and ability to positively motivate and empower our teams that matters most.

 

If you want to be part of creating something special, please contact our consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle on 07500 887849, Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.leadingcambridgeshireandpeterborough.com/

 

Closing date: Friday 29th July 2022

 

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Beside the sea. Beyond expectations.                                      

 

Director of Environment

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Competitive Salary

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-paced recently formed large unitary Council, with an exciting Transformation programme well underway. We’ve achieved a lot but we are ambitious to go further. We will be a leading authority in how we operate, support our Communities and respond to the national challenges we face from cost of living to the climate emergency.   

 

At BCP Council we are going to create a place where ambitions are achieved, vibrant communities thrive, visitors keep returning and where everyone plays an active role. We already have a beautiful place, and we’re looking for a new Director of Environment that will work to not only keep it that way but help make it even better.

 

If you want to be part of creating a modern, vibrant place with wellbeing at its heart; if you possess excellent, proven leadership skills and expert knowledge of delivering a wide range of operational services then please contact Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108176 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing date: Friday 15th July 2022

 

To download the candidate pack, click apply now.

 

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£Competitive | Hybrid-working (Birmingham base)

 

Background

Right now, we are on the cusp of something truly special.

 

We are changing residents’ lives for the better, with the city’s diversity and dynamism enabling the whole of Birmingham to thrive.

 

But there are challenges ahead, and we need to address long-standing environmental issues and societal problems such as inequality.

 

We have bold ambitions for our city and our citizens, and there is no bigger, or more exciting, place to work right now; this role will be crucial in ensuring that Adults Social Care reflects the diverse city we serve.

 

The Role

Reporting to the Strategic Director for Adult Social Care, you’ll be responsible for a range of services including Social Work and OT Services, Community & Residential Services, Enablement Services, and major programmes including Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

 

As a member of the directorate’s leadership team, you’ll support the DASS, the Chief Executive, Elected Members and colleagues in translating strategic vision and priorities into operational plans.

 

Initial objectives will include:

 

• Collaborating with partners to review operating models with NHS partners, community groups and other agencies to optimise care arrangements.

• Ensuring the continued development and excellence of adult social care in Birmingham.

• Horizon-scanning to seek out the latest thinking, ensuring that the council’s service provision is innovative and responsive.

 

 

Candidates

You’ll be tasked with delivering high-quality adult social care services that respond to the needs of residents and reflect the diverse city we serve: modern, inclusive, diverse and the best.

 

This role therefore calls for a solid track record in leading services and programmes with the demonstrable ability to leverage the opportunities that a large and diverse resident population presents – both in service provision and in the recruitment, retention and ongoing development of an effective workforce.

 

We are keen to appeal to a broad range of candidates from across diverse sectors, so you may be a highly-skilled social care professional who wants to utilise your knowledge and expertise, or you may have transferable skills and experience from the commercial sector.

What is important is that you are a strategic, agile thinker with the vision and creativity to enable us to operate effectively and ethically.

 

Next Steps

Please visit https://vimeo.com/722597525/f14a1d7352 to listen to Graeme Betts (Strategic Director for Adult Social Care at Birmingham City Council) give his thoughts on the role, and contact Andrew Tromans to arrange an initial confidential conversation, tel: 07805 226 301 / email: andrew.tromans@penna.com.

 

Candidate Briefing Pack to follow.

 

Closing Date: 2nd August 2022

 

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Up to £82k / Redbridge (hybrid-working)

 

The Role

Reporting to the Operational Director for Civic Pride, you’ll be responsible for leading and delivering high-quality innovative services across a range of regulatory functions including Environmental Health, Property Licensing, Trading Standards & Licensing and our newly established Community Protection Taskforce.

 

Working with key internal and external partners and stakeholders, you’ll be joining a supportive and cohesive team that is keen to do even more; your initial objectives will include:

 

• Managing the consultation process for renewing Redbridge’s private residential licensing schemes

• Working with housing colleagues to develop the council’s new private housing policy to drive up standards

• Reviewing the council’s strategies and plans with respect to recent policy developments to shape cost-effective solutions and drive continuous improvement in service delivery

• Ensuring an intelligence-led and integrated approach to enforcement to deliver the best outcomes for our residents, visitors and businesses

• Preparation of Neighbourhood services capital and revenue budgets and ensuring affordable plans are in place to deliver the annual budget and Medium-Term Financial Plan.

 

Redbridge

Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse, fast-growing and exciting east-London borough, comprising many distinctive neighbourhoods with a rich cultural life, excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, and high-quality open space – everything you would expect of a London Borough plus the added advantage of easy access to relaxing green -spaces and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.

 

The borough is undergoing rapid transformation, with the arrival of Crossrail having fuelled investment in new homes, jobs and infrastructure. During this time of exciting change, the Council is working to ensure that the borough is cleaner, greener, and safer than ever before.  

 

Civic Pride is an increasingly significant service area within Redbridge and we are now looking for service leaders who share our vision and commitment to support the development of a vibrant, growing, and diverse East London community, as well as a modern and inclusive council.

 

Candidates

We’re looking for an ambitious community protection & licensing professional to deliver high-quality services that respond to the needs of residents and are recognised as an exemplar amongst our peers.

 

This role calls for high-level influencing and communication skills. And whilst not a pre-requisite for success, knowledge of private sector rented licensing would be particularly relevant.

 

Next Steps

Please contact Andrew Tromans to arrange an initial confidential conversation, tel: 07805 226 301 / email: andrew.tromans@penna.com.

 

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

 

Closing Date: 20th July 2022

 

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Up to £82k / Redbridge (hybrid-working)

 

The Role

Reporting to the Operational Director for Civic Pride, you’ll be responsible for some of Redbridge’s most crucial resident-facing services: Waste & Recycling, Greening, Street Cleansing, Street Scene Enforcement and Neighbourhood Engagement.

 

Leading a high-performing team, and working with key partners, you’ll be tasked with

• Driving performance and value from the council’s waste collection services, working in partnership with Redbridge Civic Services (the Council’s Arm’s Length Trading Company)

• Working closely with East London Waste Authority on re-procuring the council’s waste disposal contracts and delivering successful service changes that drive up recycling and minimise residual waste

• Utilising the council’s engagement and enforcement services to eliminate littering and fly-tipping and ensuring the Neighbourhoods service is fully compliant with statutory regulations

• Reviewing the council’s strategies and plans to shape cost-effective solutions and drive continuous improvement in service delivery, in line with forthcoming legislation, including the waste strategy and the renewal of the Our Streets Strategy.

• Preparation of capital and revenue budgets relating to the work of Neighbourhood services and having affordable plans in place to deliver the annual budget and Medium-Term Financial Plan.

 

Redbridge

Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse, fast-growing and exciting east-London borough, comprising many distinctive neighbourhoods with a rich cultural life, excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, and high-quality open space – everything you would expect of a London Borough plus the added advantage of easy access to relaxing green -spaces and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.

 

The borough is undergoing rapid transformation, with the arrival of Crossrail having fuelled investment in new homes, jobs and infrastructure. During this time of exciting change, the Council is working to ensure that the borough is cleaner, greener, and safer than ever before.  

 

Civic Pride is an increasingly significant service area within Redbridge and we are now looking for service leaders who share our vision and commitment to support the development of a vibrant, growing, and diverse East London community, as well as a modern and inclusive council.

 

Candidates

We’re looking for an ambitious waste / environmental services / civic pride professional to deliver high-quality services that respond to the needs of residents and are recognised as an exemplar amongst our peers.

This role calls for demonstrable experience of contract management and procurement, and high-level influencing and communication skills will be required for success.

 

Next Steps

Please contact Andrew Tromans to arrange an initial confidential conversation, tel: 07805 226 301 / email: andrew.tromans@penna.com.

 

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

 

Closing Date: 20th July 2022

 

 

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Interim Requirement - Interim OD Change Consultant Responsibilities for the role will include involve building upon work arising from a culture assessment undertaken across Housing change plan development2, Coaching and Mentoring for performance, engagement and change support sessions and evaluation. For more information and to apply please email fiyin.fayeye@penna.com

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Interim Senior Management Accountant

Local Authority – Greater London

 

 

CIPFA-Pena are partnering a Midlands-based local authority organisation to support in the recruitment of a Senior Management Accountant. The role is offered on an interim basis for an initial period of 3 months (with a strong possibility that they’ll need someone for longer) and will primarily support the Place & Housing services.

 

As a Senior Management Accountant stepping in for an out-going member of permanent staff and managing a small team, the successful post-holder will largely be responsible for budget planning and preparation, coordination of revenue monitoring, budget monitoring and budget setting, accounting for grant income and analysis of various initiatives and schemes within the place directorate. Guiding the workload and signing off the work of the team, you’ll also take a ‘hands-on’ approach and meet with many budget-holders yourself – acting as their primary finance business partner.

 

Previous experience in a similar role within the housing and/or lace directorate of another local authority would be advantageous, as would strong excel skills and relationship-building qualities (in particular, with non-finance people).

 

Please contact Jonathon Sheppard, Senior Consultant at CIPFA-Penna if you’re interested in exploring this opportunity further (jonathon.sheppard@penna.com).  

 

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Assistant Director, Organisational Development - £72-£81k     

                                         

Can you help us to realise our ambition and potential?

 

These are truly exciting times at Mid Sussex. Having recently been through a restructure the ambition and opportunity for growth is already in place. We are looking for a resourceful leader who excels at collaborative working and managing work in a political environment. We are a friendly and welcoming team, who enjoying working and learning together. As a team, we will ensure that we create a place where visitors, workers, residents, and families can thrive.

 

Reporting into the Director of Resources and Organisational Development, you will have responsibility for a broad remit including PMO & Performance, Policy, Service Redesign, HR (incl. Payroll), Organisational Development, Communications, PR & Community Engagement. This is a new role which reflects our passion for developing and enabling our staff. You will therefore play a key role in shaping and restructuring the service as well as ensuring we deliver our People Strategy alongside organisational and cultural change.

 

We operate an agile working policy which means most staff enjoy a blend of home and office-based working.

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Aaron Thomas on 07709 505403 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd July 2022

 

To download the candidate pack, click apply now.

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About the role

 

We are looking for a strategic, collegiate  leader who excels at partnership working and managing work in a political environment.

 

The Director is a new role responsible for shaping support services across the organisation. They will work to further develop our organisational culture, with a focus on developing our staff, so they are enabled to continue delivering high-quality services to our residents for years to come.

 

This is an exciting time to join our organisation. The Director of Resources and Organisational Development will lead on developing services and new ways of working across the entire organisation.

We are a friendly and welcoming team, who enjoying working and learning together.

 

The Director reports to the Chief executive and is a member of the Management Team.

 

Mid Sussex operates agile working which means an blend of remote and office based work is already adopted across the Council.

 

About you

 

A proven track record of running complex projects or operations, aligning functions and resources, and deploying people and skills optimally to achieve strategic priorities. You will have exceptional political acumen and a focus on managing the needs of our many and varied stakeholders.

 

A clear record of success in enabling the delivery of complex change to business processes and systems, which delivered culture change, service improvements and cost savings, including through the utilisation of digital and data.

 

An exceptional leader with a track record of leading and managing diverse and virtual teams, you will have proven ability to set a strong direction; convey a persuasive future vision at all levels of an organisation; encourage and motivate teams; drive high performance and develop, attract, and retain talent.

 

Demonstrate the ability to work highly collaboratively with a range of key stakeholders from a range of sectors, including private to inform, shape, influence and deliver business needs, both internally and externally.

 

Willing to innovate, try new approaches to collaboration and challenge the status quo.

 

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact Ben Cox on 07809 374692 / Ben.Cox@Penna.com or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 / Kelly.Ridley@Penna.com    

 

 

Close date: Sunday 3rd July 2022

 

To download the candidate pack, please click apply now.

 

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Assistant Director, Corporate Resources (s151) - £72-£81k  

                                            

Can you help us to realise our ambition and potential?

 

These are truly exciting times at Mid Sussex. The Council is in a sound financial position. The work here is ambitious and complex, including the Council’s commercialisation agenda and many high-value regeneration projects and programmes. We are looking for a resourceful leader who excels at collaborative working and managing work in a political environment.

 

We are a friendly and welcoming team, who enjoying working and learning together. As a team, we will ensure that we create a place where visitors, workers, residents, and families can thrive.

 

Reporting into the Chief Executive (for s151 duties) and Director of Resources and Organisational Development, you will have responsibility for Finance and Planning & Business Support and in ensuring that finance is an enabler for the local authority. The role will ensure we take strategic view to our finances, including across our projects and assets.  If you bring strong commercial and financial acumen as well as an innovative and creative approach, then we want to hear from you.

 

We operate an agile working policy which means most staff enjoy a blend of home and office-based working.

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Aaron Thomas on 07709 505403 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.

 

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd July 2022.

 

To download the candidate pack, please click apply now.

 

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Director of Economy and Environment

Salary: £97,869 - £108,250

Gloucester (hybrid working)

 

Reporting to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, you will lead the county’s ambitious plans to deliver a greener, healthier and more prosperous Gloucestershire.

 

You will be tasked with ensuring that development plans are sustainable and address the county’s environmental priorities.

 

We’re looking for a professional with a passion for environmental issues and experience in strategic economic development and/or planning and regeneration, who brings a proven ability to develop

infl uential working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

 

Please contact Andrew Tromans to arrange an initial confidential conversation, tel: 07805 226 301 and email: andrew.tromans@penna.com

 

Closing Date: Thursday 7th July 2022

 

To view the job description, click apply now.

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We are Lewisham!!

Head of Street Environment Services

Salary £83,715 - £89,202

 

We’re shaking things up and getting ready for change here at Lewisham. We are the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022 and we are as ambitious about our environment, communities, people, and services as we are diverse. We’re also busy transforming the way we work based on our values for fairness, equality and putting our community at the heart of everything we do. Our focus on environment and Public Realm is vital to our efforts to support a thriving, sustainable local economy and an engaged community. We now need a forward looking, ambitious and experienced individual to lead and drive our service reform as a key part of our longer term agreed waste strategy.  

 

There is now, no better time to join us and lead our improvement journey, helping to build a new environmental legacy. We are recasting the way we deliver our Public Realm, and we are continuing to deliver on our community and stakeholder promises.  As we rekindle our approach, we’re also committed to support and invest in your development too. We’re keen for you to flourish as you lead the drive for our growth and improvement creating a Council with best-in-class environmental services and also offering the best quality of life to our residents and communities.

 

You will be an experienced leader and senior manager able to demonstrate strong operational service delivery and resilience. You’re ready to make the next step in a successful career. Your collaborative and co-operative approach are vital as is the empathy and leadership qualities required to grow and build your own team and services. You will have experience of working successfully in a waste delivery organisation or a local authority setting with an understanding of building strong relationships with Members, residents, partners and stakeholders alike.

 

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact our recruitment partners at Penna; Pete John on 07701 305617 or via pete.john@penna.com or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 or kelly.ridley@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing Date Monday 4th July 2022

 

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Director of Legal Services

Invicta Law

 

To download a candidate briefing pack please click the 'Apply' button below.

 

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Kelly Ridley on 07709 512 415 or email: kelly.ridley@penna.com  

 

Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday 6th July 2022

Final Interviews: Monday 18th July 2022

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Director of Law & Governance

 

Salary up to £127,125 pa

 

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 the Director of Law & Governance you will lead, direct, and inspire people within the directorate and the wider Council to deliver ambitious results. You will ensure the council is prepared for effective strategic planning, commissioning and delivery of services across the directorate. Working closely with the Leader and the Cabinet you will contribute to the development and achievement of strategic goals that fulfil the statutory needs of the Council and its residents.

 

You will also use your expertise to advise on complex Legal and Governance matters and ensure that the council and elected members are guided and briefed appropriately in making key decisions. Acting as the Council’s Statutory Monitoring Officer you will ensure that lawful decision making, sound corporate governance and compliance is embedded in all service areas.

 

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 local or central government and 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. Having an excellent knowledge of local government law and practice you will be able to deliver on development of long-term strategic plans and priorities. An agile individual with creativity to provide solutions on complex issues with changing priorities. 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.

 

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 more information about the role please visit https://leadingenfield.com/

 

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our consultants at Penna:

 

Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849 or Carol.Coyle@Penna.com

 

Dawar Hashmi on 07513 706 265 or Dawar.Hashmi@penna.com

 

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Deputy Director - Public Health

 

Salary £78,201 - £117,301

 

We have a vision for a Bolder Healthier Birmingham

Our shared vision is to create a healthier city where every citizen at every stage of life, wherever they live, can make choices that empower them to be happy and healthy.

 

This new Deputy Director role sits at the heart of making this a reality for our city, working closely with the Director of Public Health to deliver the vision across the complex and diverse landscape of a global city.

Leading a small multi-professional team this role will lead on corporate functions for the Directorate including Governance, Research, Education and Training and play a significant role in the civic leadership of Public Health alongside the Director of Public Health.

Fundamental to this role is leading the public health division’s work engaging with partners within the Council and across the local system to deliver sustainable change at scale, working with broad range of partners locally, nationally and internationally to deliver better outcomes for our citizens, turning evidence into practice and embedding health into all policies.

As we have come through the Pandemic we have strengthened partnerships and co-production approaches with citizens and stakeholders and navigated uncertain times against a backdrop of significant inequality. As we work towards levelling up and closing the inequality gaps across our communities there is a momentum to ensure the city is better position for the next global challenge as we grow through a golden decade of growth kicking off with the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

 

As our Deputy Director of Public Health, you will take your position as part of the Extended Leadership Team, deputising for the Director Public Health when required and building your own strategic relationships and networks at a senior level with our key partners across the city. This role will has a significant part to play in leveraging the intellectual capital of the cities higher education institutions and strengthening our links with the West Midlands Combined Authority.

 

You will inspire those around you, igniting desire and drive to transform services and empower citizens and communities. The pace of progress must be rapid and sustainable, while the portfolio may change and evolve over time. This means that your constant adaptability and focus on delivery is critical, as well as a compassionate and inspiring leadership approach to line management to lead our wider determinants teams. You will be bold in your ambition for our city, and to deliver real change for citizens lives, and ensure the delivery of a strong pipeline of public health professionals in the City, leading our thinking around public health and key policy areas such as Levelling Up and creating bold partnerships at scale. Crucially, you bring proven experience of strategic leadership and consistent achievement in a broadly comparable environment. And, you’re knowledgeable around leading significant programmes of transformational change which have major impact on people and processes and achieve significant savings.

 

To be successful in your application, you’ll be included in either the GMC Specialist Register, the GDC Specialist List or the UK Public Health Specialist Register - ‘Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List in dental public health or UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry to a register at the date of interview. All other applicants NOT YET granted specialist registration, must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence from the REGISTER concerned that they have submitted satisfactory evidence and therefore registration within six months of date of interview is assured.’

 

Registration with either UKPHR or GMC/GDC is a requirement for this role and alternative registrations will not be considered. Applicants who do not hold these professional registration cannot be considered for the role and this role is not one where the Council can provide employer sponsor visa application.

 

Birmingham City Council is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give of their best. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

 

All employees whether part-time, full time or temporary will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training and any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bolderbirmingham.com/

 

Or contact our consultants at Penna for a confidential discussion: Nick Raper 07715690463 or Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403.

 

Closing Date: 9:00am, Thursday 30th June 2022.

 

Final interviews: W/c 18th July 2022

 

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Assistant Director - Public Health

 

(Adults and Older People)

 

Salary £78,201 - £117,301

 

We have a vision for a Bolder Healthier Birmingham

 

Our shared vision is to create a healthier city where every citizen at every stage of life, wherever they live, can make choices that empower them to be happy and healthy.

 

This Assistant Director role sits at the heart of making this a reality for our city. Leading a multi-professional team focused on Adults and Older People and providing the key leadership to take forward our shared vision for our Adults and Older People. Working as an Assistant Director across Public Health this role is pivotal to achieving improvements in outcomes for our Adults and Older People.

Fundamental to this role is leading the public health division’s work engaging with partners within the Council and across the local system to deliver sustainable change at scale, working with broad range of partners locally, nationally and internationally to deliver better outcomes for our citizens, turning evidence into practice and embedding health into all policies.

 

As we have come through the Pandemic we have strengthened partnerships and co-production approaches with citizens and stakeholders and navigated uncertain times against a backdrop of significant inequality. As we work towards levelling up and closing the inequality gaps across our communities there is a momentum to ensure the city is better position for the next global challenge as we grow through a golden decade of growth kicking off with the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

 

As our Assistant Director in Public Health (Adults and Older People), you will take your position as part of the Extended Leadership Team, deputising for the Director Public Health when required and building your own strategic relationships and networks at a senior level with our key partners across the city.

 

You will inspire those around you, igniting desire and drive to transform services and empower citizens and communities. The pace of progress must be rapid and sustainable, while the portfolio may change and evolve over time. This means that your constant adaptability and focus on delivery is critical, as well as a compassionate and inspiring leadership approach to line management to lead our wider determinants teams. You will be bold in your ambition for our city, and to deliver real change for citizens lives, and ensure the delivery of a refreshed approach to the Healthy Child Programme as well as working with education partners and community/voluntary sector partners to co-create more sustainable solutions to tackling entrenched challenges such as infant mortality. Crucially, you bring proven experience of strategic leadership and consistent achievement in a broadly comparable environment. And, you’re knowledgeable around leading significant programmes of transformational change which have major impact on people and processes and achieve significant savings.

 

To be successful in your application, you’ll be included in either the GMC Specialist Register, the GDC Specialist List or the UK Public Health Specialist Register - ‘Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List in dental public health or UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry to a register at the date of interview. All other applicants NOT YET granted specialist registration, must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence from the REGISTER concerned that they have submitted satisfactory evidence and therefore registration within six months of date of interview is assured.’

 

Registration with either UKPHR or GMC/GDC is a requirement for this role and alternative registrations will not be considered. Applicants who do not hold these professional registration cannot be considered for the role and this role is not one where the Council can provide employer sponsor visa application.

Birmingham City Council is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give of their best. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

 

All employees whether part-time, full time or temporary will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training and any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bolderbirmingham.com/

 

Or contact our consultants at Penna for a confidential discussion: Nick Raper 07715690463 or Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403.

 

Closing Date: 9:00am, Thursday 30th June 2022.

 

Final interviews: W/c 18th July 2022

 

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Assistant Director - Public Health (Wider Determinants)

 

Salary £78,201 - £117,301

 

We have a vision for a Bolder Healthier Birmingham

 

Our shared vision is to create a healthier city where every citizen at every stage of life, wherever they live, can make choices that empower them to be happy and healthy.

 

This Assistant Director role sits at the heart of making this a reality for our city. Leading a broad and diverse group of teams with portfolios including working with communities of identity, tackling health inequalities, leading partnership work on creating a healthy food city and a mentally healthy city, the Assistant Director will drive real change and impact.

Fundamental to this role is leading the public health division’s work engaging with partners within the Council and across the local system to deliver sustainable change at scale, working with broad range of partners locally, nationally and internationally to deliver better outcomes for our citizens, turning evidence into practice and embedding health into all policies.

 

As we have come through the Pandemic we have strengthened partnerships and co-production approaches with citizens and stakeholders and navigated uncertain times against a backdrop of significant inequality. As we work towards levelling up and closing the inequality gaps across our communities there is a momentum to ensure the city is better position for the next global challenge as we grow through a golden decade of growth kicking off with the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

As our Assistant Director in Public Health (Wider Determinants), you will take your position as part of the Extended Leadership Team, deputising for the Director Public Health when required and building your own strategic relationships and networks at a senior level with our key partners across the city.

 

You will inspire those around you, igniting desire and drive to transform services and empower citizens and communities. The pace of progress must be rapid and sustainable, while the portfolio may change and evolve over time. This means that your constant adaptability and focus on delivery is critical, as well as a compassionate and inspiring leadership approach to line management to lead our wider determinants teams. You will be bold in your ambition for our city, and to deliver real change for citizens lives, and ensure the delivery of the ambitious programmes of citizen co-production of solutions through the Birmingham & Lewisham African & Caribbean Health Inequalities Review and the Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission. Crucially, you bring proven experience of strategic leadership and consistent achievement in a broadly comparable environment. And, you’re knowledgeable around leading significant programmes of transformational change which have major impact on people and processes and achieve significant savings.

 

To be successful in your application, you’ll be included in either the GMC Specialist Register, the GDC Specialist List or the UK Public Health Specialist Register - ‘Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List in dental public health or UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry to a register at the date of interview. All other applicants NOT YET granted specialist registration, must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence from the REGISTER concerned that they have submitted satisfactory evidence and therefore registration within six months of date of interview is assured.’

 

Registration with either UKPHR or GMC/GDC is a requirement for this role and alternative registrations will not be considered. Applicants who do not hold these professional registration cannot be considered for the role and this role is not one where the Council can provide employer sponsor visa application.

Birmingham City Council is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give of their best. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

 

All employees whether part-time, full time or temporary will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training and any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bolderbirmingham.com/

 

Or contact our consultants at Penna for a confidential discussion: Nick Raper 07715690463 or Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403.

 

Closing Date: 9:00am, Thursday 30th June 2022.

 

Final interviews: W/c 18th July 2022

 

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Head of Housing

Salary: £76,490 | Stroud (hybrid working)

 

Now is a great time to join Stroud District Council.

 

As we emerge from the pandemic, with a new strategic leadership team and a newly adopted Council plan, we’re transforming the way that we deliver housing services to enable robust sustainable communities that work together and support each other.

 

We’re looking for a housing professional to deliver a high-quality housing service that responds to the needs of tenants and is recognised as an exemplar amongst its peers.

 

Please visit https://jobs.stroud.gov.uk/ to learn more and apply, or contact Andrew Tromans to arrange an initial confidential conversation, tel: 07805 226 301 and email: andrew.tromans@penna.com.

 

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 27th June 2022

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London Borough of Waltham Forest

 

Director of Commercial Estate & Investment

 

Up to £109,006

 

Waltham Forest For All

 

There is a real buzz about our corner of London and we are looking to build on our successes and realise the huge potential of our people and the opportunities we face.

As the Mayor of London’s first London Borough of Culture, our distinctive culture-led approach to economic growth and regeneration is driving one of the fastest growing local economies in London. We are intensely ambitious for Waltham Forest, investing in the Borough’s future, and creating a legacy that will benefit our residents for years to come.

We aim to be bold in harnessing the power of our unique strengths and assets – our communities, our people, our staff and our heritage.  Our new Place Directorate is at the heart of delivering the Council’s ambitions for economic and housing growth, both directly and indirectly, through our plans, services and, most importantly, our focus on delivery.  

As Director of Commercial Estate and Investment you will lead the Council’s property estate and asset management functions, securing outstanding financial and social returns from our existing portfolio, developing a pro-active pipeline of acquisitions and shaping and implementing our investment strategy.

 

About Waltham Forest

Just 20 minutes from the City of London and the West End and with over 500 acres of blue and green space including Europe’s largest urban wetland at Walthamstow Wetlands and Epping Forest, “London’s Great Forest”, we are well placed to deliver our ambitions for new neighbourhoods.

We are one of the most diverse areas in the country a vibrant and strong sense of community. An estimated 53% of residents are from a minority ethnic background and around a quarter of residents (26%) are born outside the UK - compared to 35% in London and 14% in the UK as a whole.

 

Our Place Directorate is responsible for most of the Council’s £550million Capital Programme that will deliver new school places, new homes and affordable housing, community and cultural venues, transport infrastructure, economic growth and regeneration, and new neighbourhoods including a new community as part of the transformation of our iconic Town Hall Campus.  Our draft Local Plan Review articulates the aspiration to deliver 10,000 new jobs and 18,000 new homes over the next 10 years with 50 per cent affordable housing that prioritises local residents. Our teams will be responsible for making this happen.

MJ’s Local Authority of the Year 2019, our values demonstrate our approach as a Council; be radical, make and create, and act with fellowship. You will embody these behaviours, have a compelling track record of success and the proven ability to work collaboratively to deliver our ambitious growth plans and transformational projects.

 

About the Role

You will be the lead officer providing strategic direction, leadership, operational management and financial control for the planning, delivery and commercial management of the Council’s property estate, asset management and facilities management functions.

You will lead the development and implementation of an Investment Strategy; you will optimise the use of the Council’s current assets to achieve financial and social return on investment and outcomes and develop a proactive acquisition and disposal pipeline.

We are looking for someone who will work collaboratively and inspire others  to design and deliver dynamic investment and asset management strategies and programmes that support the Council’s regeneration and inclusive growth ambitions and optimise Return on Investment and the value of the corporate estate.

We will look to you to define our capital investment requirements and lead on the development of property maintenance and improvement programmes.

 

About You

We are interested in speaking to candidates from both the commercial and public sectors with a track record of delivery, a passion for public service and improving outcomes for residents along with a relevant qualification, such as RICS.  You will bring leadership experience of effectively shaping and maximising the value of significant property portfolios and expertise in securing appropriate acquisitions along with the skills and motivation to build strong and effective corporate teams.

If you are commercially minded, with a focus on delivery and driving a financial and social return on investment, we want you to join us. We are keen to hear from anyone who meets the job criteria and we firmly believe that diversity produces the best team performance. We are proud of and driven by our Diversity Rationale and aim to have a workforce, at all levels, that reflects the communities we serve.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and will guide the way we work with each other, our partners and our communities.

 

For more information, please visit www.walthamforestforall.com or please contact Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331 / email: Joshua.Bembridge@Penna.com or Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849 / email: Carol.Coyle@Penna.com.

 

(Closing date: Midnight Monday 27th June)

 

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Chief Scientific Officer

Alzheimer’s Research UK UCL Drug Discovery Institute

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

 

The vision of Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) is a world free from dementia.

 

A key part of its strategy is to accelerate the translation of fundamental research to patient benefit. To that end, ARUK is funding three Drug Discovery Institutes (DDIs) in premier academic institutions. This initiative is based upon the concept that there will be significant advantages in juxtaposing high-calibre drug discovery skills alongside academic scientists who possess deep understanding of disease mechanisms, models, and the patient.

 

The function of the DDI is to perform high quality drug discovery research on novel drug targets relevant to neurodegenerative diseases.  The UCL DDI couples sophisticated drug discovery capabilities with deep disease-specific expertise – from basic science through to clinical understanding – throughout the University and beyond, to identify and validate new therapeutic targets. The DDI works closely with industrial partners and other organisations to ensure successful candidates continue through the drug discovery pipeline towards patients.

 

The UCL DDI looks to forge collaborations with academic and industrial partners as it seeks out new therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disease.

 

We are looking for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) who will lead the UCL Drug Discovery Institute and will drive scientific progress. The CSO is an experienced and senior figure with a strong background in drug discovery within neurodegeneration and a strong academic and pharmaceutical industry network, and commands respect from the academic and industry sectors by virtue of their scientific and managerial expertise. The CSO will work alongside the Leading Academic Scientists Professor Giampietro Schiavo and Professor John Hardy, who act as ambassadors for the UCL DDI, facilitating interactions with scientists and access to resources within UCL and beyond.

 

The post is offered full time, with competitive salary based on skills and experience at UCL Grade 10. The Institute also offers 41 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays and college closure dates), a generous pension scheme, access to UCL’s community benefits including lunch-hour lectures, exhibitions, and museums, as well as an extensive range of staff benefits.

 

You will have proven, hands-on experience in taking drugs from target to man, or will have extensive experience in target to lead generation, and beyond. You will have operated in pharmaceutical and/or ‘biotech’ companies, or potentially in drug discovery environments within academia and will be able to recruit and retain high performing scientists. A key attribute will be personal drive – this role requires significant decision taking and the ability to take intelligent risks.

A unique feature of the role will be the ability to inhabit both the drug discovery and the academic environments simultaneously. A critical success factor will be to work collaboratively with the academic community to accelerate promising basic science into novel drug targets. This role will require making presentations to the scientific community and the lay public, and so excellent communication skills are essential.

 

The post is available from 30 June 2022 and is funded by the ARUK UCL DDI until 31 October 2025 in the first instance.

For further details, including the full job description and person specification, please click 'Apply'.

 

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact Roger Russell, our recruitment partner at Penna at roger.russell@penna.com or call him on 07710 701570.

 

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the ION HR team at ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk.

 

Closing date: 30th June 2022

 

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

 

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