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Available roles

Director of Medicines, Pharmacy and Clinical Policy

Competitive Salary

Worcester

 

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) has recently taken over from NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on 1 July 2022. It is now part of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System and will be responsible for improving health outcomes for our local population, reducing health inequalities, and supporting broader social and economic development

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our new organisation as Director of Medicines, Pharmacy and Clinical Policy. Already operating successfully in a similar role and environment you will relish the opportunity to be responsible for all aspects of medicines use within the ICB being the single, accountable role for pharmacy and medicines optimisation at a system level.

 

Reporting directly to the ICB Chief Medical Officer this role will lead as an authoritative expert in medicines and pharmacy across all care settings, providing professional advice and guidance on matters relating to the use and supply of medicines to the ICB and play a full role in the delivery of the ICB corporate agenda.  

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented and committed team of health professionals and shape, develop and deliver a medicines and pharmacy system-wide strategy, that is aligned with the ICB’s broader 5-year plan and strategy.  

 

We are committed to ensuring we provide an inclusive and respectful environment and culture for our stakeholders, patients and staff. We would therefore welcome applications from qualified candidates who match the rich diversity of the communities we serve.

 

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact Eva Tomka on 07513482048 or eva.tomka@penna.com  or Roger Russell on  07710 701 570 or roger.russell@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date: 26th August 2022

 

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Independent Non - Executive Director

 

Competitive Renumeration

 

Commitment: 25 days per annum

 

Term: Two year fixed term

 

Location: Surrey

 

Formed in 2014, Hendeca is a highly respected public protection consultancy that provides professional fire contingency services and specialist health and safety training to mitigate risk and protect people and property.  We have an outstanding opportunity for an independent non-executive director to join us and help create further success and business growth.

 

We are looking to appoint a leader who has operated at C suite or Board level and can contribute to, and oversee the implementation of, our business strategy and the delivery of the Group’s activities. You will have proven commercial leadership experience and be able to leverage your business acumen to support the Group’s business objectives. You will also have strong networks, experience and insight gained in our core markets that will enable to support our ambitions for growth. This combined with your ability to deliver good governance and sound judgement will add significant value to the Group’s success.

 

For further information please click the link below to access the candidate pack or for a confidential discussion, please contact Eva Tomka on 07513482048 or eva.tomka@penna.com  or Roger Russell on  07710 701 570 or roger.russell@penna.com

 

To apply for this role, please click the click below.

 

(Closing date: 29th August 2022)

 

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An enthusiastic and motivating leader, you will exhibit strong communication skills to build the team and a culture of delivering positive solutions, whilst acting as an ambassador and developing and promoting a professional approach to commissioning, procurement and compliance across the Council. You will build the team around you and this is an opportunity to make a difference and drive value from procurement to the organisation.

 

For an informal conversation please contact our colleagues at Penna, Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.

 

For further information, please visit www.jobsbradford.co.uk

 

Closing date: Monday 12th September 2022

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Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

 

Cumbria has such a lot to offer. We're proud of our heritage, but we're excited about our future. It's a really exciting time, as we're now creating two brand-new unitary councils and we are looking for the key people to help to develop and grow a brand new local authority. By joining us at this critical time you'll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the entire organisation.

 

We are looking for an inspirational and committed candidate to fill the positions of Chief Legal Officer and Monitoring Officer. As a key member of our new leadership team, you fulfil the statutory role of Monitoring Officer, as well as provide effective leadership and collaboration with the wider organisation to drive the council's key objectives, priorities, and vision.  

 

You will be an innovative and motivated leader, with a track record in delivering excellent services that provide better outcomes for our communities and responding to change and adapting to customer needs in the future. The successful applicant will lead a broad range of functions that includes working with and advising the Council, Executive, and Members of the Council on all aspects of the service. You will support the Chief Executive with delivering the desired culture and vision of the organisation, embedding this throughout the wider teams.

 

An outstanding communicator, with a positive attitude and engaging approach. You will strive for real change and improvement, undertaking transformation and change that will ensure services are better and more cost-effective in the future. We are looking for someone with the right qualities, experience, and energy to drive forward positive change for the area, making a real difference to people's lives.

 

It will take a very experienced individual to join our leadership team and help us deliver against our ambitions, as such we are seeking candidates with experience of working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders. They will be expected to bring commitment, positive energy, and a clear vision. You will be at the forefront of new trends, legislation, best practice and use this to identify opportunities, develop innovative solutions, and challenge the status quo.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, so if you are talented, motivated, and committed to improving our amazing area, then we would like to hear from you.

 

For an informal discussion, please contact Chief Executive Designate Andrew Seekings on 07715 010 974.

 

For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108 176.

 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 1st September 2022

Shortlisting: week commencing 5th September 2022

Technical interviews: week commencing 5th September 2022

Final interviews: 15th or 16th September 2022

 

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Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

 

Cumbria has such a lot to offer. We're proud of our heritage, but we're excited about our future. It's a really exciting time, as we're now creating two brand-new unitary councils and we are looking for the key people to help to develop and grow a brand new local authority. By joining us at this critical time you'll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the entire organisation.

 

We are looking for an experienced and inspirational candidate to join us as Chief Finance (S151) Officer; someone who can bring energy and commitment to the role, and who is dedicated to delivering quality services that will make a real difference to people's lives.

 

In this key role, you will be the Council's statutory Section 151 Officer, ensuring that public money is always safeguarded and used appropriately, economically, efficiently, and effectively. The post will provide leadership to the organisation and across the Leadership Team, as well as working closely with Elected members, the Chief Executive, and Monitoring Officer.

 

You will be a collaborative leader, with a track record in building relationships, leading on transformational change, and delivering service improvements and better outcomes. The successful applicant will lead a broad range of functions that includes leading the direction, operational management, and financial control for the organisation, and shaping the new Council's framework of strategic planning.

 

The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills and be able to lead from the front, embedding a customer focussed culture and delivering excellent services to ensure services are better and more cost-effective in the future. We are looking for someone with the right qualities and experience to create a financially balanced and sustainable council, who is committed to delivering quality services to residents and businesses.

 

It will take a very experienced individual to join our leadership team and help us deliver against our ambitions. As such, we are seeking candidates with experience of working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders. They will be expected to bring commitment, positive energy, and a clear vision. You will lead an organisation where improvement and innovation is fostered, allowing us to maximise and retain the talent of the council's new workforce and ensure that their wellbeing and development is a priority over the coming months and years.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, so if you are talented, motivated, and committed to improving our amazing area, then we would like to hear from you.

 

For an informal discussion please contact Chief Executive Designate Andrew Seekings on 07715 010 974.

 

For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550.

 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 1st September 2022

Shortlisting: week commencing 5th September 2022

Technical interviews: week commencing 5th September 2022

Final interviews: 15th or 16th September 2022

 

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Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

 

Cumbria has such a lot to offer. We're proud of our heritage, but we're excited about our future. It's a really exciting time, as we're now creating two brand-new unitary councils and we are looking for the key people to help to develop and grow a brand new local authority. By joining us at this critical time you'll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the entire organisation.

 

We are looking for an inspirational and committed candidate to fill the positions of Chief Legal and Monitoring Officer. As a key member of our new leadership team, you fulfil the statutory role of Monitoring Officer, as well as provide effective leadership and collaboration with the wider organisation to drive the council's key objectives, priorities, and vision.  

 

You will be an engaging and creative leader, with a track record in delivering excellent services that provide better outcomes for our communities and responding to change and adapting to customer needs in the future. The successful applicant will lead a broad range of functions that includes working with and advising the Council, Cabinet, and Members of the Council on all aspects of the service. You will support the Chief Executive with delivering the desired culture and vision of the organisation, embedding this throughout the wider teams.

 

An outstanding communicator, with a positive attitude and clear vision, you will strive for real change and improvement, undertaking transformation and change that will ensure services are better and more cost-effective in the future. We are looking for someone with the right qualities, experience, and energy to drive forward positive change for the area, making a real difference to people's lives.

 

It will take a very experienced individual to join our leadership team and help us deliver against our ambitions, as such we are seeking candidates with experience of working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders. Taking a key leadership role in a flexible, enabling, and innovative organisation, allowing us to create new opportunities for workforce, retain our talent, and ensure that their wellbeing and development is a priority over the coming months and years.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, so if you are talented, motivated, and committed to improving our amazing area, then we would like to hear from you.

 

For an informal discussion, please contact Chief Executive Designate Sam Plum on 07929 788 282.

 

For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108 176.

 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 1 September 2022

Shortlisting: week commencing 5 September 2022

Technical interviews: week commencing 5 September 2022

Final interviews: 13 or 14 September 2022

 

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Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

 

Cumbria has such a lot to offer. We're proud of our heritage, but we're excited about our future. It's a really exciting time, as we're now creating two brand-new unitary councils and we are looking for the key people to help to develop and grow a brand new local authority. By joining us at this critical time you'll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the entire organisation.

 

We are looking for an experienced and inspirational candidate to join us as Director Resources (S151 Officer); someone who can bring energy and commitment to the role, and who is dedicated to delivering quality services that will make a real difference to people's lives.

 

You will be an inspiring and collaborative leader, with a track record in building relationships, leading on transformational change, and delivering service improvements and better outcomes. We are looking for someone who will support the Chief Executive with delivering the desired culture and vision of the organisation, embedding this throughout the wider teams.

 

In this key role, you will be the Council's statutory Section 151 Officer, providing leadership to the organisation and across the Leadership Team, as well as working closely with Elected members, the Chief Executive, and Monitoring Officer. You will also be the Council's principal financial advisor and will leave on the pension administration provision for the organisation and will ensure that public money is always safeguarded and used appropriately, economically, efficiently, and effectively.

 

The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills and be able to lead from the front, focusing on delivering excellent services and putting our customers at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for someone with the right qualities and experience to undertake transformation and change that will ensure services are better and more cost-effective in the future.

 

It will take a very experienced individual to join our leadership team and help us deliver against our ambitions, as such we are seeking candidates with experience of working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders. They will be expected to bring commitment, positive energy, and a clear vision. Taking a key leadership role in a flexible, enabling, and innovative organisation, allowing us to create new opportunities for workforce, retain our talent, and ensure that their wellbeing and development is a priority over the coming months and years.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, so if you are talented, motivated, and committed to improving our amazing area, then we would like to hear from you.

 

For an informal discussion, please contact Chief Executive Designate Sam Plum on 07929 788 282.

 

For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550.

 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 1st September 2022

Shortlisting: week commencing 5th September 2022

Technical interviews: week commencing 5th September 2022

Final interviews: 13th or 14th September 2022

 

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE

 

SANDWELL COUNCIL

 

£185K - £195K

 

ABOUT US

 

Sitting in the heart of the West Midlands, Sandwell is made up of six historic towns. Hard working and proud of their Black Country heritage, the people who call the borough their home have faced many challenges with strength and resilience and are looking to the future with ambition and determination. Sandwell is the 27th largest Local Authority by population and is home to a diverse range of communities.

 

The Sandwell Aquatics Centre, the only new venue built for the Commonwealth Games, the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, the extension to the Midlands Metro Line, the thousands of planned new homes – these projects provide a platform to put Sandwell on the map and establish the borough as a place of opportunity and aspirations. We have a great challenge ahead in our £1.8 billion regeneration pipeline and receiving the largest Towns Fund award in the country; taken together Sandwell is heading in the right direction.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

 

As part of our ambitious plan for the future, we’re looking for a new Chief Executive. Bring your experience and imagination to this vitally important role and your primary focus will be on the needs of our residents, and helping everyone who lives, works, learns and plays in the borough to fulfil their amazing potential. You’ll also build on the Council’s positive and confident approach to the future and use all your diplomatic skills to navigate the issues and challenges we face.

 

We’re currently working on a wide range of important improvement and regeneration projects, and you’ll be expected to be a motivating leader behind these. They include the retrofitting of our stock of council houses, the creation of cleaner, safer neighbourhoods, the levelling up of inequalities that exist in the borough and ensuring the differences in our communities are addressed and resolved. Your other key tasks will be to engage positively with our external partners, put practice and performance management principles in place, improve on our commitments to customer service and sustainability, and work towards major budgetary savings.

 

Over the last few years Sandwell has faced some enormous challenges, but we’ve learned the lessons of the past and are committed to moving forward with strength and confidence. As Chief Executive you’ll be the driving force behind this new-found optimism, and your vision and success will bring enormous rewards.  

 

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

 

Inspirational, motivating and imaginative – to be a success in this role, these are the qualities you’ll bring to Sandwell. But more than this, you’ll be down to earth, humble and plain speaking, the sort of person who cares about culturally diverse communities and knows how to get the best out of everyone you’ll work with.

 

With a clear focus on improvement, transformation and creating a supportive culture, you’ll have experience of managing interventions, and the ability to make evidence-based decisions and hold people accountable for their actions. Capable of working with politicians, officers, commissioners and members, you’ll have an outward focus and experience of bidding for funding opportunities.

 

Ready to set and develop new frameworks and change the narrative of the Council by focusing on the positives of the borough, you’ll live and breathe the values of Sandwell, and inspire others through your commitment to the people of our communities, and your optimism for the future.

 

Sandwell is committed to ensuring that services we provide embrace diversity, promote equality of opportunity and access. As an employer we are committed to equality and valuing diversity within our workforce.  Our goal is to ensure that this commitment is embedded in our day to day working practices with all our customers, colleagues and partners

 

For further information regarding this role please visit: https://bigplansforsandwell.com/

 

For a confidential discussion call our retained consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Amin Aziz on 07709514141

 

(Closing date: Monday 12th September)

 

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Director of Social Care, Health and Housing

 

Salary: £130,000 - £150,000

 

Central Bedfordshire Council

 

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious Council, and our Adult Social Care and Housing services reflect this ambition. We are proud of our adult social care and housing services and there are examples of some of the best practice in the sector.

 

We value our achievements across social care and housing and have built, and continue to build, accommodation to meet the needs of our vulnerable population as well as investing in Integrated Health and Care Hubs recognising the distances our residents travel to access hospital services outside of Central Bedfordshire.

 

We believe we have a solid adult social care service that has successfully met the challenges of the pandemic and is working hard to deliver a personalised approach for our residents in Central Bedfordshire. We have built good relationships with our care providers that has helped our system to manage the increased demand following the pandemic and we are working with our health colleagues to deliver a joined-up neighbourhood approach so that our residents are able to access care and support locally.

 

We are looking for a new Corporate Director of Adult Social Care, Health and Housing, who will continue our pioneering work on integration with Health and lead our ambitious change programme in Housing.

 

To find out more please visit: http://leadingcentralbedfordshire.com/ and to apply for this role, please click the link below.

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dawar Hashmi at Penna on dawar.hashmi@penna.com or 07513 706265 or Carol Coyle on carol.coyle@penna.com or 075008 87849.

 

(Closing date: 9th Septemeber 2022)

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Up to c£110,000

 

Peterborough is a wonderful place to live and work. We’re the fourth fastest growing city in the UK, a place with prospects, potential and great ambition for our residents.

 

As Director of Legal and Governance you will play a lead role in driving change, helping define our future direction, culture, influencing key stakeholders and delivering modern governance improvements that will raise our reputation, locally, nationally and internationally.

 

This crucial role will support Councillors and Officers to successfully deliver our priorities and ensure that they meet statutory requirements.

 

As a key member of our corporate leadership team, you will report to the Chief Executive and actively contribute to the strategic management of the Council and ensure the success of our corporate aims and objectives.

 

You will work collaboratively with other partners in the wider city and regional governance systems; building strong external relationships to certify robust and transparent governance arrangements for the Council and make the most of opportunities for residents and communities.

 

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.

 

 

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Director of Housing and Community Safety – Norwich City Council

 

Salary: circa £90,000

 

Do you share our passion and commitment to housing?

 

Norwich is one of the UK’s great cities – a regional, cultural and economic powerhouse. We are a hugely ambitious and forward-looking local authority with a clear vision for the future of Norwich – one that creates opportunity for all our residents.  

 

For us, housing is not simply about bricks and mortar, it’s about people and communities. With 14,500 homes, we are one of the largest local authority landlords in the country. We know that working towards our homes and services being ‘top notch’ means we can make a real difference to people’s lives.

 

We’re at a pivotal point in time. We are committed to improving our services through working with our residents and partners. We need a strong leader, one who can get the basics performing brilliantly and guide colleagues to deliver a clear vision for the future.

 

If you are an experienced housing professional who shares our ambition for housing then we want to hear from you.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.shapingnorwichcc.com/

 

For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna: Aaron Thomas on 07709 505403 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692

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Help shape our ambitions

Executive Director Resources (S151)

 

£155k +

 

We are the biggest council in the North of England, with the fourth largest population in the country.

 

Our remit is substantial and varied, with significant scale and diversity which brings a level of complexity that requires a high calibre, dedicated workforce and excellent strategic leadership to make Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper.

 

In this exciting new role, you will play a pivotal part in driving forward an ambitious improvement programme that will see a fundamental shift in our performance and the outcomes for our people. Our recent LGA Corporate Peer Challenge recognised this ambition and praised our strong financial position, our plans for improvement, and the opportunity to invest in transformation.

 

A key part of your role will be to drive this opportunity forward; ensure that the corporate core provides the best possible support to our frontline services; and transform the way we deliver to make a real and lasting positive impact on Lancashire’s residents and businesses.

 

To find out more visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/shapeourfuture or call our Penna consultants Jonathon Sheppard on 07739 985330 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

Closing Date: 1st September 2022

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We’re the fifth biggest Metropolitan District in the country and the UK’s youngest city, and now the next national City of Culture for 2025. Our district is alive with energy, enterprise and potential and home to some of the finest cultural assets, landscapes and manufacturing sectors in the country. It’s a great place to live and work.  Bradford offers a unique blend of opportunity, challenge and exceptional quality of life to outstanding and innovative leaders who can enable and oversee positive change.

 

The scale, diversity and productive potential of the city district is reflected in its strong, broad-based, innovative and entrepreneurial business community, which is part of an overall local economy worth £9.5 billion, the 11th largest in England. The potential for sustainable growth, is now our focus for the legacy of our diverse and exciting communities and business partners.

 

Our potential is enormous and having been named as the UK City of Culture 2025, we are uniquely placed to deliver on our ambition to enhance the district’s ability to promote itself as a great place to live, visit, work, invest in and study. Critically it is now about building legacy benefits that reflect our commitment to clean growth, a strong sustainable economy and opportunity for our community to excel, leaving no one behind. This is the most exciting time to join our team and shape a future.

 

Assistant Director Planning, Transportation and Highways (£88,896 - £100,749)

 

Reporting to the Strategic Director of Place and providing strategic leadership to these key place-shaping services, you’ll bring a proactive, enabling and collaborative approach to facilitating inclusive economic growth, supporting new investment and sustaining development pace across the district. Taking a corporate approach to supporting inward investment and the development community you will ensure that key stakeholders are involved in place-making at the earliest opportunity, meeting the needs of the Council and the wider district whilst creating, encouraging and role modelling a culture of achievement and service excellence through efficiency and continuous improvement. The role demands positive partnership engagement approach, alignment of strategic functions across PT&H and a focus on providing a modern service to support our pace of growth.

 

We’re looking for a leader who can enable and unlock the potential of our teams, with a proven track record of delivering whole-scale change at a senior level in large, complex organisations. Equally important to us is your style of leadership, you’ll be a role model for best practice and innovation, able to inspire and encourage our committed, dedicated workforce and partners to deliver on our key priorities across our communities.

 

If you have the energy, enthusiasm and skills to make a real impact and deliver the best possible outcomes, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403.

 

Closing date: Tuesday 30th August 2022

 

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.leadingbradford.com

 

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We’re the fifth biggest Metropolitan District in the country and the UK’s youngest city, and now the next national City of Culture for 2025. Our district is alive with energy, enterprise and potential and home to some of the finest cultural assets, landscapes and manufacturing sectors in the country. It’s a great place to live and work.  Bradford offers a unique blend of opportunity, challenge and exceptional quality of life to outstanding and innovative leaders who can enable and oversee positive change.

 

The scale, diversity and productive potential of the city district is reflected in its strong, broad-based, innovative and entrepreneurial business community, which is part of an overall local economy worth £9.5 billion, the 11th largest in England. The potential for sustainable growth, is now our focus for the legacy of our diverse and exciting communities and business partners.

 

Our potential is enormous and having been named as the UK City of Culture 2025, we are uniquely placed to deliver on our ambition to enhance the district’s ability to promote itself as a great place to live, visit, work, invest in and study. Critically it is now about building legacy benefits that reflect our commitment to clean growth, a strong sustainable economy and opportunity for our community to excel, leaving no one behind. This is the most exciting time to join our team and shape a future.

 

Strategic Director of Place (£144,091 - £151,062)

 

In this high-profile, strategic leadership role for the Council you’ll be seeking to enable pace of growth and sustainable change to help us realise the opportunities brought about by our status as UK City of Culture. You’ll play a key role in leading the authority’s commitment to deliver more integrated services that enable growth and support our communities to gain opportunities from truly transformative opportunities. You will build on significant investment into globally leading approaches that respond to pandemic impacts and driving key areas that unlock the pace of sustainable growth.  The role connects the role of public, private and third sectors, centred on green recovery, enviro-economic growth and delivering the first national testbed location for sustainable development. Delivering on our commitment to grow our local economy in an inclusive and sustainable way, you’ll build, nurture and sustain effective multi-agency partnerships across the locality ensuring the delivery of needs-led integrated, joined-up, fit for purpose and responsive services. This is about place making at pace, for business, for communities and enhancing opportunity.

 

We’re looking for a leader who can enable and unlock the potential of our teams, with a proven track record of delivering whole-scale change at a senior level in large, complex organisations. Equally important to us is your style of leadership, you’ll be a role model for best practice and innovation, able to inspire and encourage our committed, dedicated workforce and partners to deliver on our key priorities across our communities.

 

If you have the energy, enthusiasm and skills to make a real impact and deliver the best possible outcomes, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Priyesh Bhadressa

 on 07548 108 176.

 

Closing date: Tuesday 30th August 2022

 

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.leadingbradford.com

 

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Corporate Director Finance & Commercial (deputy s151)

 

Up to £117k (relocation package available)

 

Dorset Council is a young and vibrant organisation ambitious for the future. Now in a strong financial position, we’re poised to invest in transformation, to strengthen our voice regionally and nationally whilst reducing the cost-of-service delivery and creating sustainable public services.

 

As a Corporate Director you now have the chance to join at an exciting time of change as we continue our journey towards public service excellence.

 

This role will report into the Executive Director, Corporate Development (S151), shaping key decisions and actions and progressing at pace, with responsibility for revenues and benefits, financial operations, pensions and the commercial activities of the Council.

 

If you share our passion to make Dorset a great place for people to live, work and visit, then we want to hear from you!

 

To find out more please visit https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/leadership-roles and to apply please click the link below.

 

For a confidential discussion please call Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or rob.naylor@penna.com or Ben Cox on 07809 374692 or ben.cox@penna.com

 

(Closing Date: 2nd September 2022)

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Building a better Brent

Corporate Director, Communities and Regeneration

£142,011-£154,450

(A salary of circa £170,000 would be available for an exceptional candidate)

 

Brent is a vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. As one of the UK’s most diverse boroughs, our long and proud history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a truly unique place that is valued by all those who live, work and visit here.

 

We’re looking for a new Corporate Director, Communities and Regeneration to champion the council’s ambition to create a future built for everyone and an economy fit for all. You will spearhead the council’s work to create a borough alive with opportunities, helping residents develop the skills to thrive and prosper so that no one is left behind.

 

You will also empower local people, partners, businesses and organisations to shape the borough’s future, putting communities at the heart of everything we do.

 

If you want to find out more about this role, please go to https://futurebrent.com/

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rob Naylor at Penna on 07922 417550.

 

Closing Date: 4th September 2022

 

 

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We are Lewisham!!

Head of Strategic Transport

Salary c £70,104 to £83,615

 

We’re continuing to build our momentum and as the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022 we are keen to support our residents, community and visitors with the best possible experience of our borough and its assets. Our Public Realm ambition is growing and we now need to develop a best-in-class transport infrastructure and strategy to drive our sustainable transport system reform. Your success is a key plank in our longer-term community led aspirations. Your team, and your development are also central to our success and you will be driven by our values for fairness, equality and putting our community at the heart of everything we do.

 

You’ll have seen our call to action on the climate emergency and a celebration of Lewisham’s diverse communities, inspired by our borough’s rich history of activism and improvement journey, helping to build a new sustainable infrastructure and environmental legacy as we deliver on our community and stakeholder commitments.  We’re also committed to support and invest in your team, your development and the quality of our services as you lead the drive for our growth and improvement creating a world class transport legacy offering the best quality of opportunity to our residents and communities.

 

You will be an experienced strategic leader with a sound understanding of multimodal transport and environmental imperatives. You will be comfortable promoting operational grip with experience of 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 across the transport spectrum 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

 

Click the apply button below to download the canididate briefing pack.

 

Closing Date Friday 2nd September 2022

 

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Up to £115k p.a.

Peterborough

 

Peterborough is a wonderful place to live and work, and has ambitious plans for growth and development. In this role you will be focused on further developing our commercial partnerships, property and asset management strategies in order to improve 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 member of our extended leadership team you will provide strategic direction, leadership, management and financial control for the planning, delivery and commercial management of the Council’s varied relationships, land, property estate and asset management functions.

 

You will advise, review and deliver across our commercial partnerships, companies and contracts and be lead client for the Council’s involvement in a range of contracts or joint ventures. Leading on the delivery of the Council’s Strategic Asset Management Plan you will ensure the Council’s assets deliver financial and social return on investment and outcomes

 

You will be ambitious to deliver dynamic investment and asset management strategies and programmes that support the Council’s ambitions for growth and optimise return on Investment and the value of the corporate estate.

 

To achieve these goals, you’ll bring clear leadership and innovation, lead a high-quality team, support our sustainable growth initiatives, and develop and manage strategic relationships with a number of partners and stakeholders.

 

You will provide clear, compelling and inspiration leadership across the Council and champion 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 creativity and the sharing of ideas.

 

To be a success in this role you’ll bring experience of working in a similar role and organisation, private or public sector; relevant professional qualifications and be capable of providing balanced strategic advice and guidance in a political setting and be committed to working with partners and communities.

 

 

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://leadingpeterborough.com/ or for a confidential discussion please call Aaron Thomas on 07709 505403 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

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Salary: Circa £90,000

 

We are transforming the way we work to create a single unified officer core to service both of our Councils. This is an ambitious partnership which is good for both Councils, good for our residents, good for our staff and could also be good for you.

 

As a Director, you will join us right at the beginning of our journey, as we pursue a radical change programme to combine the resources of our organisations so that we can achieve more together for our communities. There is considerable scope and autonomy for you to influence the direction we take, to get us to where we need to be.

 

To be a success in this role you’ll possess a professional, academic or management qualification or relevant professional experience, as well as evidence of sustained personal and professional development, with a successful track record at a senior management level of achieving improved key priority outcomes.

 

It is essential that you have a good understanding of the legal, financial, and political workings of local government, and be ready to use current best practice to tackle a wide range of challenges.  You will work collaboratively with the senior leadership teams across both Councils to ensure we reach our full potential.

 

You will be an inspirational, charismatic and motivating leader with a track record of promoting and delivering positive solutions to achieve diversity and equality of opportunity, you’ll also have the ability to understand the varying needs of your colleagues, find solutions to complex issues, and move quickly to develop contingency and mitigation strategies, understanding what it takes to create the #oneteam.

 

If you are committed to transforming services and have the leadership style to drive improvement and change, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Kelly Ridley – 07709 512415 or Kelly.ridley@penna.com

Amin Aziz – 07709 514141 or Amin.aziz@penna.com

 

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.leadingbrentwoodandrochford.com/

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 4th September 2022

 

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Salary: up to £90,000

 

We are transforming the way we work to create a single unified officer core to service both of our Councils. This is an ambitious partnership which is good for both Councils, good for our residents, good for our staff and could also be good for you.

 

As a Director, you will join us right at the beginning of our journey, as we pursue a radical change programme to combine the resources of our organisations so that we can achieve more together for our communities. There is considerable scope and autonomy for you to influence the direction we take, to get us to where we need to be.

 

Reporting to the Strategic Director, you’ll provide expert Assets and Investment Services, working very closely with other divisions and our finance, legal and commissioning services to achieve the perfect balance between quality and value. You will drive investment and delivery strategy for new acquisitions as well as source and transform investment opportunities.

 

You will have significant post qualification experience gained in the public, private or voluntary sector, including experience of operating at Leadership Team level, working collaboratively to deliver the strategic commitments of both Council’s.  

 

You will be an inspirational, charismatic and motivating leader with a track record of promoting and delivering positive solutions to achieve diversity and equality of opportunity, you’ll also have the ability to understand the varying needs of your colleagues, find solutions to complex issues, and move quickly to develop contingency and mitigation strategies, understanding what it takes to create the  #oneteam.

 

If you are committed to transforming services and have the leadership style to drive improvement and change, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Aaron Thomas – 07709 505403 or Aaron.thomas@penna.com

Ben Cox – 07809 374692 or Ben.cox@penna.com

 

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.leadingbrentwoodandrochford.com/

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 4th September 2022

 

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Salary: up to £90,000

 

We are transforming the way we work to create a single unified officer core, to work with both of our Councils. This is an ambitious partnership which is good for both Councils, good for our residents, good for our staff and could also be good for you.

 

As a Director, you will join us right at the beginning of our journey, as we pursue a radical change programme to combine the resources of our organisations so that we can achieve more together for our communities. There is considerable scope and autonomy for you to influence the direction we take, to get us to where we need to be.

 

You will work closely with the Chief Executive, Strategic Directors and Directors to ensure that the Council’s objectives are promoted and implemented through developing appropriate strategies and policies, translating these into effective action. As a People and Governance professional, you will be educated to postgraduate level or equivalent by experience.  You will have significant post qualification experience gained in the public, private or voluntary sector, including experience of operating at Leadership Team level.

 

You will have significant post qualification experience gained in the public, private or voluntary sector, including experience of operating at Leadership Team level. You will have the ability to establish new teams and develop innovative ways of working to drive, motivate and mentor others.

 

You will be an inspirational, charismatic and motivating leader, with a track record of promoting and delivering positive solutions to achieve diversity and equality of opportunity.  You’ll also have the ability to understand the varying needs of your colleagues, find solutions to complex issues, and move quickly to develop contingency and mitigation strategies, understanding what it takes to create the #oneteam.

 

If you are committed to transforming services and have the leadership style to drive improvement and change, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Kelly Ridley – 07709 512415 or Kelly.ridley@penna.com

Amin Aziz – 07709 514141 or Amin.aziz@penna.com

 

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.leadingbrentwoodandrochford.com/

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 4th September 2022

 

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Salary: up to £90,000

 

We are transforming the way we work to create a single unified officer core, to work with both of our Councils. This is an ambitious partnership which is good for both Councils, good for our residents, good for our staff and could also be good for you.

 

As a Director, you will join us right at the beginning of our journey, as we pursue a radical change programme to combine the resources of our organisations so that we can achieve more together for our communities. There is considerable scope and autonomy for you to influence the direction we take, to get us to where we need to be.

 

To be successful in this role you will have extensive knowledge and experience spanning the interpretation of customer insights into the development of services, with a proven ability to link customer insights and data analytics with technical solutions, offering an innovative approach to strategic development and policy.  You will be experienced and passionate about delivering an integrated one strategy technology approach for both Councils and work collaboratively to deliver the strategic commitments set by Members.

 

You will have significant post qualification experience gained in the public, private or voluntary sector, including experience of operating at Leadership Team level. You will have the ability to establish new teams and develop innovative ways of working to drive, motivate and mentor others.

 

You will be an inspirational, charismatic and motivating leader, with a track record of promoting and delivering positive solutions to achieve diversity and equality of opportunity.  You’ll also have the ability to understand the varying needs of your colleagues, find solutions to complex issues, and move quickly to develop contingency and mitigation strategies, understanding what it takes to create the #oneteam.

 

If you are committed to transforming services and have the leadership style to drive improvement and change, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Aaron Thomas – 07709 505403 or Aaron.thomas@penna.com

Ben Cox – 07809 374692 or Ben.cox@penna.com

 

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.leadingbrentwoodandrochford.com/

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 4th September 2022

 

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Energy & Utility Skills – Non Executive Directors

 

Based : Solihull, Birmingham

 

Remunerated: £8000 per annum based on 8 days Board related activity

 

Energy & Utility Skills  has a clear purpose to deliver a safe, skills and sustainable workforce with energy and utility industries.  With these industries central to the achievement of ambitious Government Net Zero and environmental targets, Energy & Utility Skills collaborates with industry and strategic stakeholders to provide the skills voice of the industries, positioning the company at the heart of Government discussions and the development and delivery of Green Jobs.

 

Our unique industry services focus on technical and safety related skills including membership that incorporates major infrastructure companies within water, power, gas and waste management and their top tiers of delivery partners in addition to the delivery of industry skills based schemes and Ofqual regulated end point assessments.  These services help our industries attract, develop and retain the workforce needed today and identify emerging skills to deliver skills for a greener world.

 

With a strategy that builds on our success and reflects our clear role in meeting the skills challenges facing our industries, this is an exciting time to join the Board of Energy & Utility Skills.

We have an exceptional opportunity for two talented individuals to join our Board and bring their considerable skills, experience and knowledge to support us in meeting our ambitious objectives.

 

A successful leader in your own right, you will bring some of the qualities identified below:

 

• Strategic communications and engagement experience, ideally across the UK

• Business development experience within the Energy & Utility industries, ideally within skills development

• Ability to demonstrate Independence of mind to influence within an SME environment

• Senior strategic leadership experience at executive or Board level

• Strong commercial acumen, with the ability to assimilate, assess and analyse information

• The credibility to be an advocate and champion of Energy & Utilities Skills on the national and stage

 

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact Eva Tomka on 07513482048 or eva.tomka@penna.com or Roger Russell on  07710 701 570 or roger.russell@penna.com

 

Please click 'Apply' to download a candidate pack

 

Closing date: Friday 19th of August 2022

 

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Wales Audit Office - Board

 

Chair: £25,000 per annum, non-pensionable, 4 days per month.

 

Non-Executive Member: £12,500 per annum, non-pensionable, 2-3 days per month.

 

Location: Wales

 

The Wales Audit Office (WAO)  Board  has responsibility to develop the strategic direction of the WAO and ensure the functions of the organisation are delivered efficiently and cost-effectively.

 

The organisation employs around 280 staff, and the Auditor General is its Chief Executive and Accounting Officer. The Auditor General is a statutory office holder responsible for a range of audit functions including the audit of the accounts of most public bodies in Wales.

 

The Senedd  ( Welsh Parliament ) is looking to appoint the two Non-Executive Members and Chair to the Board. In  accordance with legislative requirements the Chair will be appointed from the Non-Executive Members of the WAO and will therefore be appointed as a Non-Executive Member of the Board in the first instance.

 

In total the WAO Board comprises nine members, five of whom are non-executives (including the Chair) plus the Auditor General for Wales  and three employees of the WAO. The Non-Executive Members are appointed by the Welsh Parliament ( ‘the Senedd’). One employee member is nominated by the Auditor General and the other two are appointed by the Non-Executive Members following a ballot of WAO staff.

 

If you are interested in applying for these roles it is important to identify if you are applying for the Chair position or both in your application and to refer to the eligibility criteria governing these roles in the candidate information brief.

 

If you have any queries relating to the roles, the recruitment process or need advice on how to best to present your background, skills and experience in your application please contact our recruitment partners at Penna:

roger.russell@penna.com tel: 07710 701570 or claire.macleod@penna.com tel:07966 524037

 

For more information please click 'Apply' to download a candidate pack

 

Closing Date: 16th September 2022

 

 

Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru - Bwrdd

 

Cadeirydd: £25,000 y flwyddyn, amhensiynadwy, 4 diwrnod y mis.

 

Aelod Anweithredol: £12,500 y flwyddyn, amhensiynadwy, 2-3 diwrnod y mis.

 

Lleoliad: Cymru

 

Mae Bwrdd Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru yn gyfrifol am ddatblygu cyfeiriad strategol Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru a sicrhau bod swyddogaethau’r sefydliad yn cael eu cyflawni mewn modd effeithlon a chost-effeithiol.

 

Mae'r sefydliad yn cyflogi oddeutu 280 o staff, a'r Archwilydd Cyffredinol yw ei Brif Weithredwr a'i Swyddog Cyfrifyddu. Mae Archwilydd Cyffredinol Cymru yn ddeiliad swydd statudol sy’n gyfrifol am amrywiaeth o swyddogaethau archwilio, gan gynnwys archwilio cyfrifon y mwyafrif o gyrff cyhoeddus yng Nghymru.

 

Mae Senedd Cymru am benodi’r ddau Aelod Anweithredol a Chadeirydd i’r Bwrdd. Yn unol â gofynion deddfwriaethol, penodir y Cadeirydd o blith Aelodau Anweithredol Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru ac felly fe’i penodir yn Aelod Anweithredol o’r Bwrdd yn y lle cyntaf.

 

Mae gan Fwrdd Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru naw aelod. Bydd pump ohonynt yn aelodau anweithredol (gan gynnwys y Cadeirydd), ynghyd ag Archwilydd Cyffredinol Cymru a thri aelod sy'n gyflogeion Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru. Penodir yr Aelodau Anweithredol gan Senedd Cymru. Mae’r Archwilydd Cyffredinol yn enwebu un aelod-gyflogai, a’r Aelodau Anweithredol sy’n penodi’r ddau arall yn dilyn balot o staff Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru.

 

Os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn gwneud cais am y rolau hyn, mae'n bwysig nodi a ydych yn ceisio am rôl y Cadeirydd neu'r ddwy wrth wneud eich cais a chyfeirio at y meini prawf cymhwysedd a nodir yn y briff gwybodaeth i ymgeiswyr ar gyfer y rolau hyn.

 

I wneud cais, neu i gael rhagor o wybodaeth, ewch i: https://execroles.penna.com/

 

Os oes gennych ymholiadau ynghylch y rolau neu’r broses recriwtio, neu os oes angen cyngor arnoch ar y ffordd orau i gyflwyno’ch cefndir, eich sgiliau a’ch profiad yn eich cais, cysylltwch â’n partneriaid recriwtio yn Penna:

roger.russell@penna.com  ffôn: 07710 701570 neu claire.macleod@penna.com  ffôn: 07966 524037.

 

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau: 16 Medi 2022

 

 

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Bradford is an extraordinary city. Vibrant and diverse, it’s a place of opportunity and ambition, and the award of UK City of Culture 2025 reflects the fact that our people have a creative character and unique heritage. The Council is dedicated to unlocking the potential of everyone who lives and works here, and right now we’re looking for two senior directors to join us.

 

In this vital role, you will provide operational and strategic direction in a multi-agency context, ensuring that the voices, needs and aspirations of our district’s children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. You will lead on the development, promotion and delivery of effective partnership arrangements across the district, delivering on our commitment to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life by improving educational outcomes, protecting vulnerable children and young people and reducing the effects of childhood poverty.

 

As a key member of the council’s corporate management team, you will be at the forefront in driving improvements and change across our services, fostering and leading a culture of continuous improvement that reflects the values of the council and encourages creativity.

 

You will be responsible for the commissioning and delivery of service outcomes through effective partnerships and contracting of the Bradford Children’s and Families Trust; ensuring the effective delivery of Children’s social care and early help and prevention services, across the district.

 

This post carries the statutory responsibilities of the Director of Children’s Services (DCS) as set

out in the guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Education.

 

With a professional, academic or management qualification or relevant professional experience, you will have a history of sustained personal and professional development, and a successful track record at a senior management level of achieving improved outcomes in a similar organisational environment.  Whilst a social work qualification is not a requirement for the post, applicants must have a good working knowledge of social care legislation and practice.

You will have a good understanding of the legal, financial and political workings of local government, and extensive experience of working collaboratively in order to drive innovative approaches to service development and delivery.

 

For further information regarding these roles please visit: www.leadingbradford.com

 

For an informal conversation please contact our colleagues at Penna, Carol Coyle on 07500 887849, Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

 

Closing Date: Monday 22nd August 2022

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Assistant Director of Finance

Midlands

 

CIPFA-Penna are supporting a dynamic unitary council who are in search of an Interim Assistant Director of Finance. This authority has undergone significant change in recent years and are currently engaged in several transformation and improvement projects, resulting in increases workflow and a subsequent demand for extra resource.

 

Working closely with the organisation’s current Director of Finance and wider Senior Leadership Team, the successful candidate will support on improving financial resilience and governance across the council, oversee the provision of a high-quality business partnering service and support the Director of Finance on a council-wide restructure and key transformation programme.

 

To be considered, you’ll ideally have had recent experience at a senior leadership level within a local authority / local government organisation (preferably at Director or Assistant Director level). A fully qualified accountant (CIPFA, ACCA, ACA or CIMA), you’ll have demonstrable leadership qualities coupled with sound technical knowledge of local government finance, and good examples of providing insightful financial & operational guidance to transformation programmes and/or restructures.

 

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

 

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Head of SEND – Wokingham Borough Council

 

Salary – c£80,000 (hybrid working)

 

Wokingham Borough sits in the heart of Berkshire, an area of economic prosperity, accelerated growth and competitive global business. It is a fantastic location, offering an exceptional quality of life. We’ve just taken steps to strengthen the strategic and corporate focus of the Council and change for the better our relationship with residents and communities and we also have a much stronger ambition and sense of direction.

 

This is an important time for the Borough and following our Written Statement of Action in 2019, we have been working hard to make the improvements needed for our children and families. We are building a stable workforce to improve the outcomes for children, young people & families in Wokingham, with a specific focus on those with special educational needs & disabilities regardless of whether they have or do not have a statutory plan in line with the SEND Code of Practice.

 

We are looking for an experienced SEND professional who can evidence experience of working with an assessment team. You will have a strong focus on promoting the interests of children, young people and their families, by ensuring strong strategic leadership of the Council's statutory functions that relate to SEND specifically around the assessment of special educational needs and the provision of specialist education to meet need.

 

You will be a team player and exhibit credibility with our systems leaders and partners whilst being attuned to the needs of our children and ensuring that the impact on them is the key focus. Whilst having a keen eye on local and national priorities and the ability to manage resource efficiently.

 

You will lead the team towards to newly formed strong operating model which is being received very positively from schools and families. You will continue the strong relationships which have been built over the last 12 months with SENDIASS, SEND Voices Wokingham, Admissions, EWS and EP Service and Early Years.

 

If you have the ambition and experience required for this role then we want to hear from you!

 

For an informal conversation please contact Aaron Thomas on 07709 505403 or Aaron.Thomas@penna.com or Helen Alwell at Penna on 07809 905 467 or via helen.alwell@penna.com or to download the candidate pack or apply please click the link below.

 

(Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 31st August 2022 at 9:00am)

 

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Bradford Children’s and Families Trust is taking the delivery of social care for children in our district in a positive new direction. Owned by the Council but operating at arm’s length, it will develop new ways of working and build a new future as it offers safe, transparent support to some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our area.

 

When you join us as Director of Finance and Resources, you’ll provide the strategic leadership, management, planning and direction for the finances and resources of the Trust. These will cover a wide range of support functions including organisational performance, commissioning and contracting, legal services, HR, IT, property, business support and customer relations. Responsible for ensuring that resources are in place to deliver positive outcomes for the children and young people we support, we’ll also expect you to see that the required service improvements are in line with the Trust’s business plan and key performance indicators.

 

Collaborating with the Chief Executive, the Chair and Board to develop and implement the vision, values and objectives of the Trust, you’ll take a lead in shaping the detail of the business plan. You’ll also ensure the Trust maintains a strong, effective performance in all its activities, with a particular focus on inspiring staff via a culture of engagement, continuous improvement and empowerment to foster innovative change.

 

With a recognised accountancy qualification and proven leadership and people management skills, you’ll have worked at a senior level in a multi-stakeholder and political environment. A strong corporate player and capable of developing shared approaches with your colleagues, we’ll expect you to have a track record of managing finances and resources to deliver improvements in children’s services in a Trust, local authority or comparable complex organisation.

 

Politically sensitive and ready to establish positive relationships with everyone you work with, you’ll have the expertise to provide effective and professional advice and guidance to Board Members, Members and key stakeholders. It’s essential that you possess significant commercial or commissioning experience, and knowledge of strategy and policy development and implementation for larger organisations.

 

We’ll look for evidence of delivering added value in financial strategy and innovative business models, and the expertise to translate corporate strategy into business plans, budgets and policies. Outstanding communication and influencing skills are also vital, as is the ability to provide clear, balanced advice on strategic issues that achieve corporate and service objectives.

 

For further information regarding this role please visit: www.futureforbradfordchildrenandfamilies.com/

 

For an informal conversation please contact our colleagues at Penna, Carol Coyle on 07500 887849, Dawar Hashmi on 07513 706265 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

Closing date: Monday 22nd August  

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Assistant Director, Legal & Democratic Services (MO) - £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 with wide ranging legal experience in local government and ability to achieve and retain the confidence of Members and ensure the Council is well advised on legal and governance matters.

 

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 , you will have responsibility for Legal Services and Democratic Services in ensuring that the legal function is an enabler for the local authority. The role will ensure we take strategic view to partnering, including across our projects and assets.  If you bring strong legal acumen as well as passion for good governance, 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 Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022

 

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Durham County Council

 

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Head of Corporate Affairs

 

£107,255

 

Durham is a beautiful and diverse county. Our natural and cultural assets define an area of the country that has opportunity in abundance.  Well-connected and welcoming, we are a centre for innovative business and manufacturing – and we are determined to create more opportunities right across County Durham. The diverse nature of our county means we also face some challenges – and we are determined to meet them head on and create opportunities and possibilities for everyone – wherever they live or work.

 

Our people and businesses are the heartbeat of the county, developing ideas and products that are renowned not just here, but nationally and internationally too. We have a thriving economy and a plan to ensure our towns and villages are vibrant and supportive of local communities.

 

We now have an exciting new opportunity to lead the council’s management of corporate affairs and to support the Chief Executive and council leaders to deliver the strategic priorities of the council. In this newly created, high profile role, which reports directly to the Chief Executive and will work closely with the Corporate Management Team. You will have responsibility for a portfolio of services including corporate communications, media, corporate strategy and planning and performance.

 

This role is key to the council and pivotal to our success. You’ll be the leader behind our strategic narrative, helping us to listen to our communities, communicate effectively with our residents, partners and key stakeholders and you will work closely with central government to ensure we promote County Durham at the highest levels and are a voice in government decisions making. This diverse role also provides the opportunity to work in partnership with our leading politicians on the strategic issues that are important to the county. We are also taking forward a corporate change and improvement programme - with a focus on ensuring we listen to local people and deliver services that people value – and you will be working with the chief executive in bringing this to life.  You’ll also be promoting County Durham as a vibrant place to work and live, whilst creating a clear sense of place.

 

We are looking for a people person - highly skilled in strategy development and communications and with experience of working at a strategic level - you’ll be well versed in best practice. You will have the ability to clearly translate strategic vision into reality, and with an understanding of issues facing local government, you’ll quickly gain credibility. With your excellent people skills, you’ll build strong partnerships, inspire teams and work confidently with senior figures. The role provides an excellent career opportunity to work closely with the Chief Executive, Corporate Management Team and our cabinet in one of the largest councils in the country.

 

If you relish challenge and have the energy, enthusiasm and skills to make a real impact and deliver the best possible outcomes, then we would like to hear from you.

 

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

 

For a confidential discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690 463 or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415.

 

Closing date: Tuesday 30th August 2022

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Assistant Director, Communities - £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 with experience of working closely with communities and partners to help us to achieve our key priorities.

 

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/Deputy Chief Executive, you will have responsibility for the Council’s community focused services, making sure our communities stay safe and well.. If you bring experience across these areas and a strong partnership and community lens, 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 Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022.

 

To download the candidate pack, click apply now.

 

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