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  • Independent Non - Executive Director, Harrow Strategic Development Partnership Board (LLP) (Closing date 11th December) FF/10413 -

    Harrow Strategic Development Partnership Board (LLP)

     

    Harrow, London

     

    Independent Non - Executive Director (£12,000 per annum, 2/3 days a month)

     

    The Harrow Strategic Development Partnership is an exciting new venture recently formed following the decision of Harrow Council to deliver a ground-breaking regeneration programme across the Borough. Harrow has partnered with Wates Residential, to deliver over 1,400 residential units and a new civic centre spanning three initial sites in the Wealdstone area.

     

    Our client is looking for an exceptional independent non-executive director to join their talented Board. In addition to proven leadership and Board governance experience, you will have expertise in development, investment or construction to support the Board oversee major investment in the next five years to deliver the housing, civic and commercial portfolio proposed.  

     

    Working as part of a highly motivated Board this role will have the opportunity to help shape a new commercial partnership as well helping to create stronger, safer and more sustainable communities. Our client is therefore looking for a talented individual who is not just driven by commercial performance alone but also the physical impact and community benefit that their talent and leadership qualities can help deliver.  

    The appointment will be for an initial 3-year term.

     

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

     

    To download the job description, please click the apply button below.

     

    Closing date: 11th December

     

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  • Interim Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead (FF/10395/FF) -

    We have an exciting 6 month opportunity for an Interim Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead. You will be responsible for helping the organisation to draft, deliver and implement their EDI strategy. Assisting with the formulation of their action plan. Previous public sector or social care sector experience is desirable. Please get in touch on fiyin.fayeye@penna.com

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  • Director Children's and Adults' Social Services - Darlington Borough Council (Closing Date: 14th December 2020) FF/ 10380 -

    Director of Children and Adults Services

    Salary: Up to £126,198 per annum

     

    In the North East of England and part of the wider Tees Valley region, Darlington is a world class location that offers a great place to live and work. Darlington has outstanding assets and excellent transport links (Teesside International Airport, Darlington Station that is served by the East Coast Main Line and Trans-Pennine services and the A1/A66 strategic road network), high achieving schools, good quality residential areas and a fantastic quality of life.

     

    We are pleased to advertise this exciting role due to the previous postholder moving to a larger Council. The role will lead a wide range of people based services and be a member of the Council’s Senior Management Team. You will be expected to be a significant contributor to corporate issues as well as being the leader of many key services. Most importantly, you will ensure our most vulnerable residents are helped to maximise their opportunity, providing support where needed, at the same time, building on people’s strengths.

     

    To find out more please visit http://senior-recruitment.darlington.gov.uk/

     

    For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our consultants at Penna, Nick Raper on 07715690463 or Helen Alwell on 07809905467.

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  • Interim Internal Audit Manager (FF/10393/JS) -

    Interim Internal Audit Manager

    Local Authority

    CIPFA-Penna are working in partnership with a district council in the heart of England to source an Interim Internal Audit Manager for a period of 12 months

    Managing a team of 3, the successful candidate will lead and manage the annual audit plan and year-long delivery of its objectives. This will include continuous updates to, and improvement of the internal control, governance and compliance frameworks, presenting to the audit & governance committee and the facilitation of training / support to team members and internal stakeholders across the council.

    The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading and executing internal audit plans in a local authority environment and will be a qualified accountant (CIPFA or equivalent). Please contact jonathon.sheppard@penna.com for more information.

     

     

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  • Director of Growth - South Kesteven District Council (Closing Date: Friday 11th December) - FF/10357 -

    £89,184 - £92,253

    Grantham

     

    Part of Lincolnshire, South Kesteven is a very special district. It’s home to stunning countryside, amazing history, a vibrant arts and theatre scene and picturesque market towns. It’s also home to over 140,000 people who trust the Council to do its best for them. As our Strategic Director for Growth, you’ll join a team that’s transforming to support an evolving place and community.

     

    We want South Kesteven to be a great place to live and work. You’ll make sure that’s the case by leading economic development and managing Planning, Leisure and Cultural Services. It’s a chance to explore growth opportunities and make them happen through innovative partnerships. With influence over everything from Regeneration to Arts and Festivals, you’ll have an exciting and varied remit that spans numerous areas.

     

    The key is to make sure growth helps local people, whether it’s through employment, housing or leisure. As a key member of the leadership team, you’ll work with Members, partners and teams Council-wide to bring tangible benefits. Meanwhile, you’ll be leading strategic projects, implementing economic development strategy and advising at senior levels. And all while raising South Kesteven’s profile and exploring commercial opportunities.

     

    Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ll be a skilled and resourceful leader, and a Chartered Town Planner. You’re up to speed with planning policy and used to working with landowners, developers, businesses and investors. You’re also used to managing sizeable budgets and large, multi-functional teams. Determined, positive and resilient, you’ll think strategically to realise South Kesteven’s full potential.

     

    Our district deserves the best possible team. Be part of it.

     

    To find out more, please visit: http://southkestevenseniorleaders.co.uk/

    Apply now
  • Director of Housing and Property - South Kesteven District Council (Closing Date: Friday 11th December) - FF/10358 -

    £89,184 - £92,253

    Grantham

     

    Part of Lincolnshire, South Kesteven is a very special district. It’s home to stunning countryside, amazing history, a vibrant arts and theatre scene and picturesque market towns. It’s also home to over 140,000 people who trust the Council to do its best for them. As our Director of Housing & Property, you’ll join a team that’s transforming to support an evolving place and community.

     

    We’re keen to approach the complex challenge of Housing in a fresh, commercial way. You’ll lead housing delivery, developing an innovative investment strategy that provides new homes while creating social and financial return. It’s a chance to shape strategic policies, new thinking and improvement across all housing services. You’ll then work with a range of partners to make new ideas and solutions happen.

     

    A member of the Corporate Management team, you’ll support the Chief Executive and help to define plans and priorities. You’ll also lead Assets and Estates; Housing Services; Improvements & Repairs; and Housing Development day-to-day. With an open, consultative leadership style, you’ll direct your team to manage housing stock, assets and our property portfolio. With your vision and support they’ll provide a high-quality service.

     

    Degree-educated (or equivalent), you bring strategic thinking and a track record of success. You’ve managed social housing and assets before in a large, complex organisation. You’ve also brought positive change in delivery and culture. With this background, you’ll be experienced and resilient – and not afraid to challenge traditional thinking. Politically smart with credibility and influence, you’ll be adept at networking, advising and building relationships.

     

    Our district deserves the best possible team. Be part of it!

     

    To find out more please visit http://southkestevenseniorleaders.co.uk/

    Apply now
  • Deputy Chief Executive - South Kesteven District Council (Closing Date: Monday 30th Novemeber 2020) FF/10362 -

    £95,679 - £99,405

    Grantham

     

    Part of Lincolnshire, South Kesteven is a very special district. It’s home to stunning countryside, amazing history, a vibrant arts and theatre scene and picturesque market towns. It’s also home to over 140,000 people who trust the Council to do its best for them. As Deputy Chief Executive, you’ll join a team that’s transforming to support an evolving place and community.

     

    As new challenges emerge – such as the Covid-19 pandemic – we must adapt and evolve. In this critical role, you’ll lead transformation, improving the performance of the Council, thinking commercially and bringing change and innovation. You’ll be integral to the strategic development of policies and the introduction of fresh approaches. At the same time, you’ll play your part in the Corporate Management Team and support the Chief Executive.

     

    It’s an exciting opportunity to lead Council-wide initiatives and identify opportunities for improvement. And, in addition to acting as change catalyst, you’ll be responsible for Finance, Communications, Business Support, Governance, Democratic and Legal, IT and HR and Organisational Development. You’ll therefore have a varied and challenging role, where you could be shaping corporate communications one day and leading cultural change the next. Whatever the task or project, you’ll be inspired to give your best.

     

    Degree-educated (or equivalent) you’ll have a breadth of experience as a successful senior manager. You’ve delivered strategic development at a senior level, led diverse areas and provided high quality services. Crucially, you can bring change not just in the way we the work, but in the way we think and behave. Persuasive, calm and positive, you foster partnerships, advise confidently and influence culture shifts. Politically smart and strategically-minded, you can network and negotiate. Now, you’re looking for an opportunity to turn an appetite for improvement into solid change.

     

    Our district deserves the best possible team. Be part of it.

     

    For more info please contact Pete John on 07701 305617 or email Pete.John@penna.com  

     

    To find out more please visit http://southkestevenseniorleaders.co.uk/

    Apply now
  • Interim Pay and Reward Lead - 10392 / FF - London

    We have an exciting 12 month opportunity for an Interim Pay and Reward specialist. You will lead a team to develop and deliver the organisation's pay and reward strategy. Responsibilities include developing the governance of pay and reward activity, pay modelling and analysis. Stakeholder management with a range of partners including Trade Unions and senior leaders Please get in touch on Fiyin.fayeye@penna.com

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  • Director of Law and Democratic Services - Bury Council (Closing date: Monday 7th December 2020 at 9:00am) FF/ 10374 -

    Make our vision a reality

     

    Director of Law and Democratic Services – Bury Council

    Up to £94,814

     

    Bury Council has recently benefited from developing a new senior leadership team that is setting the pace and the vision for the future for the benefit of all who live, work, learn and relax in the borough. For Legal and Democratic Services, it means a journey to be outstanding. To do that we need stand out leadership – that’s where you come in.

     

    We are preparing for the launch of our new 10-year plan Let’s do it which sets out our ambition, a key part of which is using democratic functions to amplify community voice.  We have also set out our joint Corporate Plan with Bury CCG, which sets out some of the work to do in governance, policy and compliance.

     

    This is a corporate role, so we want our leader in Legal and Democratic Services to be able to contribute as widely as possible, in particular to establish the Corporate Core across the Council and CCG; to drive good governance in partnership with finance and develop our joint leadership and decision making with health.

     

    If you are an experienced solicitor who has a passion for driving outcomes, we would like to hear from you.

     

    For a confidential discussion, please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550, David Slatter on 07500 828610 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 at our recruitment partners Penna.

     

    For more information regarding the role or to apply, please visit www.leadingbury.co.uk

     

    Closing date: Monday 7th December 2020 at 9:00am

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Finance - South Ribble Borough Council and Chorley Council (Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 29th November 2020) FF/10382 -

    £75,000 plus relocation package and excellent benefits.

     

    As a key part of our Lancashire community we’re still transforming the way we work. We are continuing our exciting journey and reshaping our approach and response to local government reform to build new, sustainable and affordable service delivery models.  We’re now looking for an inspiring leader to lead our Finance Function and help forge the shape of our shared service which operates across two top local authorities.

     

    This is a fantastic challenge. We need your help to help successfully navigate the uncertainties of local government funding whilst balancing our finances, develop innovative income generating solutions and manage a number of major projects to improve services, increase resident opportunities and ensure that our communities and stakeholders are at the heart of everything we do. You will inherit and lead a brilliant and capable team. You’ll grow our Shared Service offering as well as steering a broad portfolio of projects and programmes that vary from shopping centre investment to the renovation of historic halls and the creation of major new development sites. Our ambition is to continue to make Chorley and South Ribble places that people are both proud to live and work in.

     

    As our lead finance professional, you will be able to demonstrate strong commercial and financial acumen and the ability to support and build teams. A core aspect of our continuing success will be our ability to develop strong collaborative partnerships and secure the confidence of our broad stakeholder community. You will be able to show a real passion and affinity with our values coupled with strong technical and communication skills. You will need to be a member of CIPFA or CCAB equivalent and significant experience of leading a finance team coupled with an understanding of local government and an ambition to deliver best in class public services.

     

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

     

    For an informal discussion about the roles contact our retained consultants at Penna: Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Pete John on 07701 305617.

     

    Closing date: Midnight Sunday 29th November 2020

     

    Apply now
  • Senior Policy Officer - London Borough of Newham (Closing Date: Friday 4th December - 12.00pm) -

    Senior Policy Officer

    Salary - £39,774 – £42,684

    Newham Dockside

     

    We have an amazingly diverse world.

    You can bring it together.

     

    Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

     

    As Senior Policy Officer, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. You’ll aim to develop policy which will benefit every resident and engage them in the important work we do. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering much needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

     

    Reporting to the Principal Policy Officer, you’ll be the hub of our corporate policy function. Day to day, you’ll be advising the Mayor, Members and senior leaders on policy priorities, and finding innovative answers to policy issues. With the chance to develop speeches for the Mayor, you’ll help articulate our vision and strategic policies. We want everyone to understand our thinking and direction: colleagues, partners, the people of Newham and the wider nation.

     

    Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ve worked in policy development before. In the past, you’ve worked with senior leaders, delivered work programmes and advocated for policy positions. With this background, you know how to understand and articulate policies, present information clearly and produce high quality briefings. Politically smart, with strong communication skills, you’ll be up to speed on the challenges facing local government.  

     

    Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough? To find out more and apply, please visit http://www.newhamambition.com/

     

    Apply now
  • Principal Policy Officer - London Borough of Newham (Closing Date: Friday 4th December - 12.00pm) FF/10370 -

    Principal Policy Officer

    Salary - £44,607 - £47,511

    Newham Dockside

     

    We have an amazingly diverse world.

    You can bring it together.

     

    Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

     

    As Principal Policy Officer, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. You’ll aim to develop policy which will benefit every resident and engage them in the important work we do. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering much needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

     

    Reporting to the Head of Policy, you’ll co-ordinate policy for the Mayor’s Office and Corporate Management Team. It means developing Mayoral priority policies, finding creative answers to policy problems and supervising Policy Officers. You’ll also be responsible for articulating strategic policy and the borough’s vision. You’ll also make sure that everyone understands our thinking and direction – our colleagues, partners and communities, and the wider country.

     

    Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ll have solid experience in public sector policy development. You therefore know about challenges facing local government and the policy influencers who will support the borough’s aims. You can also develop work programmes, recommend policies and advocate on complex and sensitive issues. Highly articulate and politically smart, you’ll be comfortable working with senior figures and managing diverse teams.  

     

    Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough? To find out more and apply, please visit http://www.newhamambition.com/

     

    Apply now
  • Head of Policy - London Borough of Newham (Closing Date: Friday 4th December - 12.00pm) FF/10368 -

    Head of Policy

    Salary - £51,309 - £62,697

    Newham Dockside

     

    We have an amazingly diverse world.

    You can bring it together.

     

    Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

     

    As Head of Policy, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. You’ll aim to develop policy which will benefit every resident and engage them in the important work we do. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering much needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

     

    You’ll lead our Policy team to provide the Mayor, Members and senior Council officers with sound, strategic advice on policy and political issues. It’s a chance to work within the Council’s corporate centre and contribute to our leadership and direction. Day to day, you’ll be developing and articulating policy for the borough, overseeing our policy development and ensuring your team give their best. At the same time, you’ll be building relationships with decision-makers and opinion-formers while keeping a close eye on the national policy landscape.  

     

    At this level, you’ll need extensive experience in public sector policy development. With your excellent people skills and knowledge of political structures, you’ll quickly become a respected and trusted figure. You’ll be comfortable working with senior politicians and staff, leading teams and developing work programmes. Articulate and persuasive, you can advocate, negotiate and get the best out of people.  

     

    Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough? To find out more and apply, please visit http://www.newhamambition.com/

     

    Apply now
  • External Funding Lead - London Borough of Newham (Closing Date: Friday 4th December - 12.00pm) FF/10369 -

    External Funding Lead

    Salary - £44,607 - £47,511

    Newham Dockside

     

    We have an amazingly diverse world.

    You can bring it together.

     

    Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

     

    As External Funding Lead, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council.

    You’ll aim to help Newham access grants and funding that can make a real difference to our residents.

    As we shape our borough and the future, we want to ensure we access the funding and support that makes our work have even greater impact. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

     

    You’ll help us obtain external funding in a tough financial climate. Working with colleagues Council-wide and partners including Newham’s faith and voluntary sectors, you’ll identify projects that would benefit from funding. You’ll then prepare viable bids, making clear, well evidenced cases. To stand the best chance of obtaining funds, it’s essential that you understand local, regional, national and other funding sources.

     

    As well as preparing bids, you’ll develop our external funding strategy and the way we monitor sources of funding. You must therefore be an experienced professional, with a successful track record in your field. With this background, you’ll be able to manage strategies, evaluate bids and build great working relationships. An expert on the external funding landscape, you’ll excellent judgment and good project management skills.

     

    Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough? To find out more and apply, please visit http://www.newhamambition.com/

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Public Health - West Sussex County Council (Closing Date: Friday 27th November 2020) FF/10359 -

    Director of Public Health

    £130,000 plus relocation expenses

    Permanent, Full time

    Based in Chichester, working across West Sussex

     

    The communities of West Sussex enjoy some of the best quality of life, but also significant demographic and economic challenges, especially in the current pandemic. We are looking for an inspiring Director of Public Health to join the County Council’s senior leadership team and lead the Public Health team and agenda in West Sussex.

     

    We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to make a real and positive difference to the lives of our residents, communities and businesses. The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering change, working within a complex health and care system, using your influencing skills to deliver positive outcomes for the population and working effectively with our many partners and communities.

     

    You will have a proven track record in resolving complex health problems and a detailed understanding of how to approach health inequalities and working with the wider determinants of health, in order to support health improvement against a background of the Covid19 pandemic, reducing budgets and increasing pressure on services.

     

    As our statutory chief officer, you will advise Members, senior management teams and key stakeholders, including the Sussex Health and Care Partnership and the CCG, on all matters relating to Public Health. Strong partnership working experience, both internally and externally, is essential, coupled with excellent leadership skills and the required specialist public health registration with GMC, GDC or UK PHR allied to significant experience in all areas of public health practice.

     

    If you would like an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please do not hesitate to contact Nick Raper on 07715 690463 Nick.Raper@Penna.com

     

    Closing date: Friday 27th November 2020

    Final Panel Interview\ AAC: Friday 18th December 2020

     

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

     

     

     

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