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Available roles

Head of Housing Solutions

£76,074 - £95,700 + £3,503

London based + agile working

 

Time to Shine

 

Our communities should get the highest standard of service from us. Our service should shine. This is a big role, we have substantial numbers of households on our housing register and significant numbers of households living in temporary accommodation, and the demand for our service is ever increasing.  Working as head of department you will also work collaboratively within strategic and operational landscapes across the council and with our many external partners and stakeholders.

 

We are a Council that places a huge priority on how people feel about their Council, and the services that sit within this brief will be directly affecting a huge number of residents in Southwark. As Head of Housing Solutions, you’ll progress this essential function building on what we have already, driving innovative housing solutions, delivering quality, intelligence led services that improves the experiences of our residents.

 

Leading a team of circa 130 people, you’ll further transform our Housing Solutions service experience through smart strategic and operational management. It’s about encouraging great performance and evolving an inspiring customer culture. We’d welcome your ideas on making change happen and your skills in delivering improved performance and efficiency through effective team working.

 

At the same time, you’ll ensure our Housing Solutions service is future proof through innovative and solution focused service delivery. We are looking for a leader who can inspire and strengthen relationships with a range of key stakeholders internally and externally. With a net budget in excess of £14m in your hands, it’s important that you bring a track record of diligent resource management skills to the role.

 

Our Housing Solutions service oversees a range of services including Homelessness Prevention, Temporary Accommodation, Assessment & Support, Applications & Re-Housing, Private Rented Sector, and the Strategic and Service Improvement Function. That’s why we need a successful senior leader, who can manage complex services and bring experience of leading political and customer focused services. Ideally but not essentially, you’ll have public sector or local government experience. What’s essential is your ability to live, and promote our values and celebrate the diversity of our community and workforce.

 

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact our retained consultants at Penna, Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331 or Joshua.bembridge@Penna.com or Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 or kelly.ridley@penna.com

 

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 14th November 2021

 

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We want our new Corporate Director of Children’s Services to make Islington the best place for children and young people to grow up.

 

As the statutory Director and member of the corporate management team, you will lead on cross cutting issues along with children’s social care, youth justice, youth services, education, SEND, libraries and culture. You will share leadership of our early intervention and prevention offer with the Fairer Together directorate and the Community Wealth Building directorate for the skills agenda.

 

There are challenges for you to address. Islington is now the most deprived London authority for children, but is also a place of great wealth. Covid has exposed and exacerbated some of these inequalities with higher rates of children in need of help and protection.

 

There are however, great strengths to build on. Ofsted have recently judged our children’s social care and early help services as outstanding. You will have a committed and talented team. Members are committed and knowledgeable advocates for our children and young people, protecting core funding and investment.

 

We are looking to appoint a visible leader where Collaboration, Ambition, Resourcefulness and Empowerment are our “Be Islington” core values.

 

If you think you can drive strategy and change, whilst leading and managing exceptional operational services, then we look forward to receiving your application.

 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849, Andy Tromans on 07805 226301 or Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648.

 

Closing Date: 9am Monday 15 November 2021

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CIPFA-Penna are delighted to be working with a local authority who are seeking an experienced Principal Accountant with understanding of the differences between private and public sector accounting to lead with a Leisure Transformation programme.

Reporting to the Chief Accountant/Head of Finance you will ensure all financial and commercial aspects of the programme are set up and managed successfully and you will assist in the closedown of accounts.

You must have previous experience of working within a local authority environment and be CCAB qualified.

For further information, please contact philippa.watkins@penna.com or catherine.bush@penna.com

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CIPFA-Penna are delighted to be working with a local authority who are currently looking for an Interim Chief Accountant for a period of 9 months.

You will be responsible for leading the closedown and play a key role in mentoring the team. 

Either full time or part time. 

CCAB qualified with previous local authority experience essential.

For further information, please contact philippa.watkins@penna.com or catherine.bush@penna.com

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CIPFA-Penna are delighted to be working with a local authority who are currently looking for an Interim Schools Accountant for a 6 month assignment.

You will be responsible for budget monitoring of maintained schools returns, management of all schools Grants including audit records of Drawdowns, monthly processing of Schools delegated funds and close down of accounts preparation.

For more information and to apply please contact philippa.watkins@penna.com or catherine.bush@penna.com

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CIPFA-Penna are delighted to be working with a local authority who are currently looking for an Interim Covid Business Grants - Finance Support for an initial 3 months to start asap.

You will be responsible for processing Covid Business Grants.

You will be required to work independently and have a background in public sector and an understanding of trading receipts.

For more information, please contact philippa.watkins@penna.com or catherine.bush@penna.com

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CIPFA-Penna are delighted to be working with a Local Authority who is looking for an Interim Systems Accountant for a period of 6 months to start asap. 

Working alongside the Deputy S151 on a series of projects, you will have a in-depth knowledge of Financial Systems within Local Government, ideally Civica.

Deemed outside IR35.

For further information, please contact philippa.watkins@penna.com or catherine.bush@penna.com

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This is Kingston

 

Executive Director Place – up to £147,342 per annum

 

There is a special place in London that is home to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames where the first Kings of England were crowned, and a wealth of history exists within this beautiful location.

 

Kingston has embarked on an ambitious journey of transformation and regeneration to breathe new life into the borough and better support our communities. We are welcoming investment to enhance the borough to create new jobs and provide much needed affordable homes for our residents and make it an even better place to live and work.  

 

We are seeking a self-driven and highly competent Executive Director to lead and influence the council towards favourable growth and to design strategies that support and enhance our organisational objectives.

 

Working directly with our inspirational CEO and Senior Leadership Team you will be operating as a key member of a Strategic Leadership Team who have just been awarded the prestigious MJ award for Senior Leadership Team of the Year and the council has recently been accredited to the Good Business Charter, which demonstrates commitment to high quality employment responsibility, environmental standards, engaging suppliers and customer service.

 

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692. For more information please visit https://www.leadingkingston.com

 

Closing date: Friday 5th November 2021

 

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Strategic Director, Strategy, Policy & Transformation

up to £99k

 

Seize the Moment

 

These are truly exciting times in St Albans. We care deeply about our District and our communities and are passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives. We have undertaken a strategic review to consider new and better ways of working and delivering our services. We have also paid close attention to lessons learned over the last 18 months. This has shaped our Building our Future transformation programme and resulted in the creation of 3 new Strategic Director posts.

 

Are you courageous and curious in equal measure?

 

If you want to be part of leading and shaping our District as a sustainable, vibrant place with outstanding quality of life, and are a talented, ambitious, creative, and results driven leader who can get the very best out of people to achieve exceptional service and project delivery, we want to hear from you.

 

Reporting into the Chief Executive you will be responsible for translating the vision and aspirations of the Council into strategies and policies that enable us to deliver for our residents, including through the local plan.  You will lead on shaping economic and commercial opportunities for growth, building strong strategic partnerships locally and regionally, communicating our strategic narrative, transforming service delivery, and providing oversight of performance against corporate priorities. Acting as Deputy Chief Executive on key strategic delivery groups you will drive forward the ambition of the council while working closely with other District, County and strategic partners.

 

For further information and to apply please visit: https://www.leadingstalbans.co.uk

 

For an informal discussion about the roles please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing date: 5th November 2021

 

*Please note that structures are yet to be finalised as we would want our new Strategic Directors to be involved in reviewing and shaping the final structures

 

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Strategic Director, Customer, Business & Corporate Support

up to £99k

 

Seize the Moment

 

These are truly exciting times in St Albans. We care deeply about our District and our communities and are passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives. We have undertaken a strategic review to consider new and better ways of working and delivering our services. We have also paid close attention to lessons learned over the last 18 months. This has shaped our Building our Future transformation programme and resulted in the creation of 3 new Strategic Director posts.

 

Are you courageous and curious in equal measure?

 

If you want to be part of leading and shaping our District as a sustainable, vibrant place with outstanding quality of life, and are a talented, ambitious, creative, and results driven leader who can get the very best out of people to achieve exceptional service and project delivery, we want to hear from you.

 

Reporting into the Chief Executive you will be responsible for shaping and managing the resources and support services which ensure the Council can operate as a cost effective and adaptable council. You will lead all initial customer contact across the council, design modern support services for rest of the organisation and facilitate delivery of council business in line with governance and audit requirements.  As the Section 151 Officer you will provide strategic financial leadership alongside technical knowledge and experience, using creative and modern thinking to ensure the council has a sustainable financial future.  

 

For further information and to apply please visit: https://www.leadingstalbans.co.uk

 

For an informal discussion about the roles please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing date: 5th November 2021

 

*Please note that structures are yet to be finalised as we would want our new Strategic Directors to be involved in reviewing and shaping the final structures.

 

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Strategic Director, Community & Place Delivery

up to £99k

 

Seize the Moment

 

These are truly exciting times in St Albans. We care deeply about our District and our communities and are passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives. We have undertaken a strategic review to consider new and better ways of working and delivering our services. We have also paid close attention to lessons learned over the last 18 months. This has shaped our Building our Future transformation programme and resulted in the creation of 3 new Strategic Director posts.

 

Are you courageous and curious in equal measure?

 

If you want to be part of leading and shaping our District as a sustainable, vibrant place with outstanding quality of life, and are a talented, ambitious, creative, and results driven leader who can get the very best out of people to achieve exceptional service and project delivery, we want to hear from you.

 

Reporting into the Chief Executive you will be responsible for ensuring effective and responsive delivery of our key resident facing services and high-profile priority projects.  You will lead on both community and place related services including planning, housing, community engagement, events (including markets), tourism, parks and green spaces, waste and recycling.  You will also ensure that compliance and regulatory functions are fulfilled in line with statutory requirements. In short, you will lead the delivery of services which most directly impact the experience of visiting, living and working in our District on a day to day basis.

 

For further information and to apply please visit: https://www.leadingstalbans.co.uk

 

For an informal discussion about the roles please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing date: 5th November 2021

 

*Please note that structures are yet to be finalised as we would want our new Strategic Directors to be involved in reviewing and shaping the final structures.

 

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Another great opportunity through  Penna Enterprise

 

Associate Director - Finance

Northern Powerhouse Region

Competitive Salary

 

Our client has a successful track record in its sector and is now undergoing significant growth at pace. They now need to continue to build their infrastructure to maximise the opportunities in their markets and meet their ambitious longer term business strategy.

 

You will be used to operating in a highly transactional organisation and enjoy the excitement of meeting, tight deadlines and maintaining business continuity whilst building capability and capacity and maintaining  a positive “can do” mindset within the team.

 

As an established management accountant, you will bring strong technical ability and understand how to bed in financial controls ,systems and process that enable optimum business performance and effective financial management reporting.

 

This is a genuine opportunity to work in partnership with the senior management team to build and grow on current success. If your ambition is to continue your career with a company that has strong values and  a positive attitude to developing its people as well as its markets, we would like to hear from you.

 

To arrange a confidential discussion, contact our recruitment partner Roger Russell at Penna Enterprise on roger.russell@penna.com or call 07710 701 570 or Claudia Sousa at claudia.sousa@penna.com or call 07763 580 368

 

Closing date: Friday 29th October 2021

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Hertfordshire County Council  

Operations Director Children and Families

Salary c£105,000

 

This is a council that serves nearly two million people. This is applying modern approaches to support a highly diverse community. This is a county of diversity and scale, with rural areas and large urban centres. This is a Children’s Services team that is high performing but open to change and innovative thinking. Above all, this is a place where every single child matters.  

 

This is us. This is Hertfordshire.

 

With a reputation for delivering high quality services and an appetite for fresh ideas, Hertfordshire County Council is challenging expectations and progressing at pace. We’re now looking for an Operations Director of Children and Families who’s just as keen to look to the future and serve an amazing, growing and diverse community.

 

A thoughtful, collaborative leader, you’ll be child centred and bring well tested and authentic practitioner skills. Your responsibilities will include undertaking the strategic management of social care services for children and families covering the work of the Family Safeguarding Model, MASH, Joint Child Protection Investigation Team, Assessment, multi-disciplinary Family Safeguarding, Children Looked After Services including Hertfordshire’s commitment to support Newly Qualified Social Worker programmes such as Front Line and Step Up.

 

You will oversee the workforce strategy to successfully deliver Children’s Services’ priorities through effective training, support and recognition of staff throughout Child & Family Services, provide strategic leadership in the development and delivery of locally based services for investigation, assessment and family safeguarding services for child protection and family support services, permanence and long term children in care teams whilst bringing partners together to achieve continual improvement of multi-agency safeguarding and family support services and high standards in external inspection.

 

HCC applied for Innovation funds via the DofE in 2015 and was awarded a grant to create the Family Safeguarding model. The practice approach bring together professionals working with families and uses a motivational interviewing approach to engage and better understand and meet family’s needs. The core elements of the model brings together adult workers with domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health specialism to work alongside our children social care teams.

 

Hertfordshire are working with the DofE to support other local authorities to implement the practice approach. The practice approach has been cited in the independent review of Children Social Care – The Case for Change as ‘effective at preventing children from becoming looked after and reducing the number of children on child protection plans.

 

Part of your role will be to bring a lens of continued improvement and innovation to our practice model so we can respond to the ever changing needs of our communities in Hertfordshire.

 

Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website.

 

If you’re ready to take your career and Hertfordshire further, for a confidential discussion please contact our retained consultants at Penna, Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or email: carol.coyle@penna.com, Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or email: helen.alwell@penna.com, Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648 or email: maggie.hennessy@penna.com

 

For further information and to apply please visit: https://hertfordshirerecruitment.co.uk/

 

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 12th November 2021

 

 

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Transport for the North

Board and Partnership Board Chair  

Contract: Up to 60 days per annum / Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum

 

This is unique opportunity to lead the Northern agenda and play a pivotal role in creating new opportunities for 15 million people in the North.

 

As Chair of the TfN Board and Partnership Board you will be a key figure in expressing the North’s aspirations to create a thriving green economy through transport investment – relentlessly leading the agreed vision of our leaders on the national stage.

 

You will have experience of and a strong affinity with the North – essential to ensure you are a compelling champion for the region’s interests. In this ambassadorial role, not only will you help build TfN’s brand and further the case for investment, you will be at the heart of fostering collaboration across the North and with Government.

 

As a confident leader, you’ll have the gravitas to chair the meetings of the North’s mayors, political, business and community leaders to great effect, ensuring full member involvement and sound decision-making. You’ll be equally at home in providing strategic leadership to TfN members and officers, having a close working relationship with TfN’s CEO and with all members of the TfN Board, acting as trusted advisor and external figurehead engaging with a wide range of local, regional and national stakeholders.

 

Now is the North’s time. With a Northern imperative to level-up; achieve net zero to tackle climate change; and build back better as our economy recovers, you’ll forge change and help reverse decades of underinvestment in the North’s transport network. All the while, you’ll understand that relationships and collaboration are at the heart of achieving a more prosperous and productive economy.

 

Above all, you know the power providing one, united voice can have on making a difference. As Chair of the first statutory Sub-national Transport Body, this will be at the bedrock of your mission, to drive forward this unique partnership for the benefit of our people and businesses.

 

For further information please visit: https://www.transportforthenorthleaders.com/

 

For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact our colleagues at Penna - Pete John on 07701 305617 or Rob Naylor on 07922 417550

 

Closing date: Wednesday 27 October 2021 - 12:00noon

Interviews: w/c Monday 15 November 2021

 

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups, and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

 

To find out more about TfN visit: www.transportforthenorth.com or find us on Twitter and LinkedIn by searching “Transport for the North”.

 

 

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We’re continuing to build a new future for Jersey that will see people, business and government come together to collaborate in a way they’ve never done before. This approach is called Team Jersey and it’s a milestone in our history: one island, one community, one government – and one exciting future. Now we need talented public health professionals to join our growing Public Health Team for a career-defining opportunity in these new roles: to make change happen in a unique, historic island.

 

Consultant in Public Health

 

With a focus on Healthcare Public Health and the ongoing transformation of Healthcare on Jersey you will also oversee the work of the Public Health Intelligence Team, designing and driving preventative health through the Jersey Care Model and population health management, as well as providing expert public health advice regarding the wider determinants of health.

 

Strong partnership working experience, both internally and externally, is essential for both roles, coupled with excellent leadership skills and the required specialist public health registration, or equivalent with GMC, GDC or UK PHR allied to significant experience in all areas of public health practice.

 

To find out more, please visit the microsite: https://oneteamjersey.gov.je/

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

 

Closing date: Sunday 7th November 2021

 

Final Panel Interview\ AAC: 10th December 2021

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We’re continuing to build a new future for Jersey that will see people, business and government come together to collaborate in a way they’ve never done before. This approach is called Team Jersey and it’s a milestone in our history: one island, one community, one government – and one exciting future. Now we need talented public health professionals to join our growing Public Health Team for a career-defining opportunity in these new roles: to make change happen in a unique, historic island.

 

Deputy Director of Public Health

 

As Deputy Director of Public Health you’ll be supporting our new Director of Public Health, Professor Peter Bradley, in helping us to meet the challenges associated with the Covid 19 pandemic, whilst delivering our vision for a happy and healthy Jersey, reducing inequalities in health outcomes, preventing avoidable ill-health and protecting local communities from public health hazards. A system leader, you will have the opportunity to play a lead role in the ongoing development of the new Jersey Care Model and the move towards a person-centred approach to care, with the individual at the heart and care at home where possible.

 

Visit the microsite for more information: https://oneteamjersey.gov.je/

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

 

Closing date: Sunday 7th November 2021

 

Final Panel Interview\ AAC: 10th December 2021

Apply now

Luton Council

 

Corporate Director, Population Wellbeing

Up to £138,216 including Car Benefit

Salary £121,928 - £133,701 plus £4,515 Car Benefit

 

Luton is bursting with potential. As champions of fresh thinking and with a talented workforce,

we listen to our communities and work hard to ensure our town remains a vibrant, ambitious and

a prosperous place for all.

 

To continue our practice of putting Luton’s people at the heart of everything we do, we seek a

talented Corporate Director to help deliver the population strand in our 2040 Vision to eradicate

poverty.

 

You’ll be a strong, innovative, driven leader able to deliver our ambitions around Public Health,

Adult Social care, Healthcare & Adults Commissioning and Housing. Developing external

partnerships will be key to developing our Health & Social Care strategy, reducing health

inequalities and delivering our housing strategy.

 

With a strong understanding of Public Health, Adult Social Care and Housing, you will build key

relationships with political leaders, key stakeholders and our diverse resident groups to ensure

that Luton truly protects its people, whilst addressing prime challenges and optimising new

opportunities across the borough. Together, let’s realise the remarkable. 

 

To download a copy of the candidate briefing pack please click 'Apply'

 

For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna:

 

Julie Towers on 07764 791 736 julie.towers@penna.com

 

Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 kelly.ridley@penna.com

 

 

Closing Date: 29th October 2021

 

 

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About Brick by Brick

 

Our client Brick by Brick Ltd is an arms-length commercial venture established by Croydon Council, its sole shareholder, in 2016. The Company is a full service property development company including design and construction, , sales and marketing ,property maintenance and asset management. Working with some of the best architects in the UK, the Company has completed construction of 460 homes across 18 sites previously owned by the council.  Of the completed homes, 56% are affordable of which more than half are to be council homes. Currently the Company has a further 311 homes under active construction across 5 different sites in Croydon. For further information about the Company please visit https://wearebrickbybrick.com/

 

In July 2021, in the context of significant wider financial challenges, Croydon Council opted to wind the company down once the sites currently under construction are completed. This is anticipated to be in summer 2023.

The current CEO of the company and several of the executive management team are stepping down in early 2022 after restructuring the business in preparation for the final phase, , and a reduced team will then oversee the completion and sale of any active schemes, before closing the business.

 

About the roles

Executive Chair & Independent Non-Executive Director

 

To support the closure of the Company and the successful transition of any remaining functions back into the Council, the Company is looking for an Executive Chair and an Independent Non-Executive Director to join its Board. As Executive Chair, in addition to proven strategic leadership and Board governance experience, you will have expertise in property development and the ability to lead the executive team as required and support the Board in overseeing the Company’s remaining business activities and wind down.

 

The Independent Non-Executive Director position will complement the two existing Independent NED’s and provide proven financial/planning/commercial acumen as well as strong strategic and change management experience. Our client is also looking for candidates who are not driven by commercial performance alone but also the by the impact and community benefit that their talent can help deliver.

 

The appointments will be for an initial 18-month term.

 

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

 

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

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About Brick by Brick

 

Our client Brick by Brick Ltd is an arms-length commercial venture established by Croydon Council, its sole shareholder, in 2016. The Company is a full service property development company including design and construction, , sales and marketing ,property maintenance and asset management. Working with some of the best architects in the UK, the Company has completed construction of 460 homes across 18 sites previously owned by the council.  Of the completed homes, 56% are affordable of which more than half are to be council homes. Currently the Company has a further 311 homes under active construction across 5 different sites in Croydon. For further information about the Company please visit https://wearebrickbybrick.com/

 

In July 2021, in the context of significant wider financial challenges, Croydon Council opted to wind the company down once the sites currently under construction are completed. This is anticipated to be in summer 2023.

The current CEO of the company and several of the executive management team are stepping down in early 2022 after restructuring the business in preparation for the final phase, , and a reduced team will then oversee the completion and sale of any active schemes, before closing the business.

 

About the roles

Executive Chair & Independent Non-Executive Director

 

To support the closure of the Company and the successful transition of any remaining functions back into the Council, the Company is looking for an Executive Chair and an Independent Non-Executive Director to join its Board. As Executive Chair, in addition to proven strategic leadership and Board governance experience, you will have expertise in property development and the ability to lead the executive team as required and support the Board in overseeing the Company’s remaining business activities and wind down.

 

The Independent Non-Executive Director position will complement the two existing Independent NED’s and provide proven financial/planning/commercial acumen as well as strong strategic and change management experience. Our client is also looking for candidates who are not driven by commercial performance alone but also the by the impact and community benefit that their talent can help deliver.

 

The appointments will be for an initial 18-month term.

 

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

 

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

 

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Group Manager Financial Standards and Reporting

 

Salary £63,207-£67,521 | London (Remote / Flexible Working)

 

The Opportunity

 

Reporting into the Assistant Director – Corporate Finance, your role will be to lead on the production of accounts and external audit, oversee continuous development of the council’s ERP system and oversee budget monitoring support to our Finance and Investment, Strategy & Communications and Legal Services.

 

The council is driven by change and is looking to the future particularly using technology as an enabler to deliver services more efficiently. This role will look to continue programmes of modernisation at the council.

 

As your key accountabilities will include:

 

  • Managing the successfully delivery of the statement of accounts. As part of this liaising with the external auditors and responding to any queries they may raise.
  • Working closely with the Assistant Director – Corporate Finance to support in the wider objectives of the council, such as the introduction of technology - AI to speed up transactional services.
  • Assuming the role of the technical advisor to the council on regulations and compliance, as well as ensuring good governance are at the heart of delivery of all services.
  • Leading on training and developing the corporate team on best practice, use of the finance system, as well as informing budget holders on how to utilise self-service reporting.
  • Overseeing budget monitor support to Directors across the Finance and Investment Directorate, Strategy & Communications and Legal Services.
  • Deliver on all areas of financial planning, accounts production and statistical returns (both government and tax returns) – detailing the financial position of the authority and suggesting how overspends can be avoided.

 

Candidates

 

This attractive role seeks candidates who are looking to work in an ambitious organisation which has a strong reputation for delivery of accounts on time and is already thinking ahead in terms of how further improvements can be made.

 

Next Steps

 

So, if you are seeking an opportunity to join a high-performing corporate finance team that is ambitious and keen to do even more, look no further.

 

For more information please visit https://www.lambethambition.co.uk/

 

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact our retained Penna Consultant:

Az Ahmed on az.ahmed@penna.com or 07717 810 481.

 

 

 

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Assistant Director - Procurement

 

Salary £74,568-89,612| London (Remote / Flexible Working)

 

The Opportunity

 

Reporting into the Director for Finance & Property, you will be tasked with delivering a high-quality procurement and contract management service that combines best-practice with customer-focus.

 

As a senior manager, you will support the corporate transformation required to enable Lambeth Council to continue to deliver ambitious objectives and first-class essential services for the borough and its residents.

 

Leading a high-performing team, and responsible for in excess of £600m spend per annum, you will be tasked with:

 

  • Leading a professional service that champions a best practice and commercial approach to procurement and contract management
  • Regularly reviewing the council’s procurement frameworks, programmes and long-term procurement strategies to achieve maximum value for money and support the delivery of corporate objectives.
  • Supporting the delivery council-wide of improvements in productivity and efficiency through better procurement, contract and supplier management.
  • Creating a culture of ambition and entrepreneurship among the council’s commissioning, procurement and contract professionals – thus building capability and enhancing corporate commercial and market understanding.
  • Challenging existing practices and creating a mandate to implement initiatives that will improve outcomes for customers and residents

 

Candidates

 

This exciting procurement and contract management role calls for an experienced procurement / commissioning professional seeking an opportunity to lead the a high-performing team to ensure that the council is leveraging all procurement and contract management opportunities to deliver maximum benefit for the council and for residents.

 

Next Steps

 

So, if you are seeking an opportunity to join a high-performing procurement team that is ambitious and keen to do even more, look no further.

 

For more information please visit https://www.lambethambition.co.uk/

 

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact our retained Penna Consultant:

Andrew Tromans on andrew.tromans@penna.com or 07805 2226 301.

 

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Assistant Director - Internal Audit

 

Salary £74,568-89,612| London (Remote / Flexible Working)

 

The Opportunity

 

This is a newly-created role and represents an exciting opportunity to set the strategy for the delivery high-quality internal audit and counter-fraud services.

 

Furthermore, as a senior manager you will support the corporate transformation required to enable Lambeth Council to continue to deliver ambitious objectives and first-class essential services for the borough and its residents.

 

Reporting to the Director for Finance & Property, you will be tasked with:

 

  • Setting the strategic direction of Internal Audit and Counter Fraud services within the council, with a focus on prevention and control.
  • Delivering sound governance and assurance through an effective and efficient internal audit and counter fraud service.
  • Championing best practice in governance and risk management
  • Driving the performance of the in-house and contracted services.
  • Overseeing fraud investigations including prevention, detection and prosecution; as well as monitoring investigations and casework, and advising directors and members on standards and ethics.
  • Working with and advising members on relevant issues.
  • As a leading member of the Cross Council Audit Group and the London Audit Group, engaging with colleagues and partners across London to improve the audit services and lead the development and procurement of best-in-class audit and advisory frameworks.

 

Candidates

 

This exciting internal audit and counter-fraud role calls for a qualified financial professional seeking an opportunity to lead a finance function that is keen to do more – to continually focus on internal customers, and driving customer satisfaction, whilst continually demonstrating independence, and providing a combination of support and challenge to senior managers.

 

Next Steps

 

So, if you are seeking an opportunity to join and lead a high-performing internal audit and counter-fraud team in an ambitious and dynamic London borough, look no further.

 

For more information please visit https://www.lambethambition.co.uk/

 

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact our retained Penna Consultant:

Andrew Tromans on andrew.tromans@penna.com  or 07805 226 301.

 

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Assistant Director - Corporate Finance

 

Salary £74,568-89,612| London (Remote / Flexible Working)

 

The Opportunity

 

Reporting into the Director for Finance & Property (s.151 Officer), you will be tasked with delivering a high-quality finance and accountancy service that combines best-practice with customer-focus.

 

Ahead of a period of significant change across local government, you will support the corporate transformation required to enable Lambeth Council to continue to deliver ambitious objectives and high-quality essential services for the borough and its residents.

 

Leading a high-performing team of circa 80 finance professionals your prime accountabilities will include:

 

  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of financial planning, the production of management and statutory accounts, and all reporting and statistical returns – including collating and reporting the council’s budget monitor to Management Board and Cabinet and overseeing the production of the council’s annual accounts, personally managing relationships with external auditors and presenting the accounts for sign off to Members at Corporate Committee;
  • Lead on the provision of financial advice across the council on matters such as accounting, VAT, capital schemes and taxation.
  • Leading an efficient and professional exchequer service covering Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Income control;
  • Actively ensuring that all financial and service transformation strategies are consistent with the council’s longer term political and service aspirations;
  • Working with directors and colleagues across the council to consistently enhance financial competence and enable budget holders to effectively manage their own finances and forecasting, and advising directors on budgetary positions.

 

Candidates

 

This exciting finance role calls for a qualified financial professional seeking an opportunity to lead the modernisation of a high-performing finance function so that it becomes fully proactive, maximises all possible opportunities available from digital and AI technological advancements, and operates as a high-calibre, data-led, value-adding professional advisory function.

 

Next Steps

 

So, if you are seeking an opportunity to join a high-performing corporate finance team that is ambitious and keen to do even more, look no further.

 

For more information please visit https://www.lambethambition.co.uk/

 

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact our retained Penna Consultant:

Az Ahmed on az.ahmed@penna.com or 07717 810 481.

 

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Director Investment and Climate Change

Sheffield City Council

(Salary - c£91k)

 

From stainless steel to medical prosthetics, yesterday’s inventions were just the start. Now it’s time to define tomorrow. We’re one of the UK’s leading cities, with an exceptional history and reputation to build on. We’re supporting our communities and businesses out of the pandemic, tackling inequalities, celebrating our people and cultures, and bursting with innovation and invention.

It means incredible things for our future. And it could mean incredible things for yours too. We’re looking for talented and inspiring professionals who can share our passion for this city and are ready to take a lead in delivering the very best for it.

 

Make your future incredible. Visit http://www.incrediblefuturesinsheffield.com/ to find out more and apply.

 

For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791 736, Pete John on 07701 305 617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.

 

Closing Date: Friday 29th October 2021

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Director Economic Development

Sheffield City Council

(Salary - c£91k)

 

From stainless steel to medical prosthetics, yesterday’s inventions were just the start. Now it’s time to define tomorrow. We’re one of the UK’s leading cities, with an exceptional history and reputation to build on. We’re supporting our communities and businesses out of the pandemic, tackling inequalities, celebrating our people and cultures, and bursting with innovation and invention.

It means incredible things for our future. And it could mean incredible things for yours too. We’re looking for talented and inspiring professionals who can share our passion for this city and are ready to take a lead in delivering the very best for it.

 

Make your future incredible. Visit http://www.incrediblefuturesinsheffield.com/ to find out more and apply.

 

For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791 736, Pete John on 07701 305 617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.

 

Closing Date: Friday 29th October 2021

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Director Street Scene and Regulations

Sheffield City Council

(Salary - c£91k)

 

From stainless steel to medical prosthetics, yesterday’s inventions were just the start. Now it’s time to define tomorrow. We’re one of the UK’s leading cities, with an exceptional history and reputation to build on. We’re supporting our communities and businesses out of the pandemic, tackling inequalities, celebrating our people and cultures, and bursting with innovation and invention.

It means incredible things for our future. And it could mean incredible things for yours too. We’re looking for talented and inspiring professionals who can share our passion for this city and are ready to take a lead in delivering the very best for it.

 

Make your future incredible. Visit http://www.incrediblefuturesinsheffield.com/ to find out more and apply.

 

For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791 736, Pete John on 07701 305 617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.

 

Closing Date: Friday 29th October 2021

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Director Direct Services

Sheffield City Council

(Salary - c£91k)

 

From stainless steel to medical prosthetics, yesterday’s inventions were just the start. Now it’s time to define tomorrow. We’re one of the UK’s leading cities, with an exceptional history and reputation to build on. We’re supporting our communities and businesses out of the pandemic, tackling inequalities, celebrating our people and cultures, and bursting with innovation and invention.

It means incredible things for our future. And it could mean incredible things for yours too. We’re looking for talented and inspiring professionals who can share our passion for this city and are ready to take a lead in delivering the very best for it.

 

Make your future incredible. Visit http://www.incrediblefuturesinsheffield.com/ to find out more and apply.

 

For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791 736, Pete John on 07701 305 617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.

 

Closing Date: Friday 29th October 2021

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CIPFA-Penna are delighted to be working with a local authority who is looking for a Finance Business Partner, Place for a period of 4 months. Working with Planning, Environmental & Countryside Services you must have previous Local Government experience.

Responsibilities include; Budget Reporting, Forecasting and providing expert Financial advice.

CCAB qualified.

For further information, please contact me at catherine.bush@penna.com

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