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Available roles

Executive Director of Resources (S151)

 

Salary £135,000 - £142,000

 

Walsall is on an ambitious and transformational journey of growth which will improve the lives of our residents. To do this we are changing the way we think, what we do and how we do it to deliver better services for everyone. At Walsall we are Proud of our values and behaviours which are strongly embedded into the organisation. We are now seeking an inspirational leader, with the breadth of experience needed to manage a broad and varied portfolio and deliver large scale transformational change programmes.

 

We are looking for an Executive Director who can put Proud at the heart of the Council. Working closely with the corporate management team, you will lead on digital innovation, instigating improvements and driving high performing services. At the same time, you will be our Section 151 Officer, responsible for all things financial. This will include a large and complex budget.

 

A chartered accountant with a degree (or equivalent), you will know how to balance budgets as well as drive efficiencies through collaborative leadership. You will be an expert in creating and maintaining strategic partnerships and will look to work with a variety of stakeholders and partners to ensure Walsall can stand Proud next to its neighbouring authorities. A commercially sharp professional with public sector knowledge, you will be more than up to the task. With this background, you will inspire trust, win the support of others and lead change with one voice. Analytical and articulate, with excellent people skills, you’ll have a track record in public service delivery – and the drive to be part of something special.   

 

For more information please visit www.proudwalsall.co.uk for a confidential discussion, please contact Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403, Amin Aziz on 07709 514 141 or Julie Towers on 07764 791 736.

 

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(Closing Date: Friday 16th Decmber)

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Director of Adult Social Care

 

Salary £99,000

 

Walsall is on an ambitious journey of growth which will improve the lives of our residents. To do this we are changing the way we think, what we do and how we do it to deliver better services for everyone. At Walsall we are Proud of our values and behaviours which are strongly embedded into the organisation. We are now seeking an inspirational leader, with the breadth of experience needed to manage a broad and varied portfolio and deliver large scale transformational change programmes.

 

As a Director of Adult Social Care, you will work closely with the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and a member of the Corporate Team, you will be a key figure in overseeing Adult Care, modernising services and strengthening partnerships such as our Walsall Together Partnership supporting the integration of health, social housing and voluntary and community organisations. The secret is to develop all areas, so they do the best for our communities, using your knowledge and initiative. Meanwhile, you will be responsible for all Social Worker teams including Learning Disabilities, Safeguarding and supporting the move of transformation into our portfolio.

 

To help you get up to speed in every domain, we offer first-class professional coaching. It’s a great way to gain skills and experience for your future career. You’ll already have some impressive expertise including a track record of successful social care management at a senior level. And you’ll also have the leadership skills to win the trust of partners, teams and colleagues, and provide strategic direction.

 

For more information please visit www.proudwalsall.co.uk for a confidential discussion, please contact Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403, Amin Aziz on 07709 514 141 or Julie Towers on 07764 791 736.

 

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(Closing Date: Friday 16th Decmber)

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Director of Commissioning

 

Salary £99,000

 

Walsall is on an ambitious journey of growth which will improve the lives of our residents. To do this we are changing the way we think, what we do and how we do it to deliver better services for everyone. At Walsall we are Proud of our values and behaviours which are strongly embedded into the organisation. We are now seeking an inspirational leader, with the breadth of experience needed to manage a broad and varied portfolio and deliver large scale transformational change programmes.

 

In Walsall we have made changes to our Commissioning Team structure to expand capacity, increase knowledge and expertise and raise our profile. Our intent is to implement innovative and consistent strategies to improve collaborative working; reduce inequalities; and improve the services we provide as a council as well as the partnerships and relationships we maintain and create. You will be qualified to at least degree level (or equivalent) with significant experience of providing direction and leadership during the installation and commissioning phases of a variety of projects within the public and/or private sector.

 

Your focus will be on delivering commissioning resolutions across the wider organisation. You will collaborate with clients and staff to deliver contracts within specified guidelines whilst, assessing and delegating resolution of issues. You will recruit, train, inspire and manage a team of commissioning staff and encourage them to champion Walsall as Proud!

 

For more information please visit www.proudwalsall.co.uk for a confidential discussion, please contact Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403, Amin Aziz on 07709 514 141 or Julie Towers on 07764 791 736.

 

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(Closing Date: Friday 16th Decmber)

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

                                 

Can you help us to realise our ambition and potential?

 

These are truly exciting times at Mid Sussex. Having recently been through a restructure the ambition and opportunity for growth is already in place. We now need ambitious and driven individuals, with a shared passion and commitment to our customers, to deliver our exciting agenda and priorities. Together, we will ensure that we create a place where visitors, workers, residents and families can thrive.

 

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

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Barton on andrew.barton@penna.com or D +44 (0) 7922 386 432

 

Closing Date: January 10th 2023

 

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Corporate Director: Inclusive Economy

£125,682 - £137,632 plus £4,515 Car Benefit

 

Our vision is that Luton will be a healthy, fair and sustainable town, where everyone can thrive and no- one has to live in poverty. We want our businesses to profit from a thriving economy and everyone in the Council will play a role in achieving this ambition and the Luton 2040 Vision.

 

Working in partnership with the Inclusive Economy Board and the Health and Wellbeing Board, we have promised to tackle inequalities and become a carbon neutral town taking bold and decisive action to ensure that Luton is a sustainable place for years to come.

 

We are looking for an effective leader who has experience of working with a broad range of partners and stakeholders from the community, government and businesses to drive Luton towards 2040. You will be a senior leader with a track record of understanding system working, working in partnership and have the ability to get the best out of people. You will have Public Sector experience and will be able to deliver on the balance of place shaping and delivery that is required in Luton over the coming years.

 

We are looking for someone who lives and breathes our core values and behaviours and someone who CARES about making a difference to people’s lives and changing the world we live in. If you are an experienced Director who works Collaboratively with partners, is Ambitious and determined to improve lives every day, is Respectful and operates with integrity and has a track record of Empowering and Supporting teams to thrive then we would love to hear from you!

 

For more information click the 'Apply' button below to download a candidate briefing pack.

 

If you are committed to a remarkable, diverse Luton and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience to improve outcomes for vulnerable people, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information: Amin Aziz – 07709 514 141 or amin.aziz@penna.com; Julie Towers – 07764 791 736 or julie.towers@penna.com

 

Closing date: 2nd January 2023

 

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Chief Finance Officer / S151 Officer

From £123,030

 

Despite the tough financial climate, our authority is progressing. We’re introducing enhanced digital services, agile working and integration to lower costs and build a better future for over 350,000 people. As our Chief Finance Officer, you’ll help us to continue to deliver results for an amazing borough. Join us as our S151 Officer and get ready to make an impact.   

 

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you’ll provide strategic leadership and direction to help our Council thrive. Financial health is essential if we are to do more for our communities. Skilled and motivated, you’ll take the lead on everything from capital and revenue resources, to budgeting and our pension fund. Whatever the challenge, you’ll aim for efficiency and sustainable finances.

 

Day to day, you’ll be working directly with members and partners, participating in national and regional networks and overseeing financial decisions right across the Council. In short, you’ll be exerting your influence at the highest level. Treasury management, Council-owned companies, strategic assets – you’ll be shaping all of them. It’s a broad remit, but you’ll have a highly capable deputy S151 Officer to provide expert support. This means you’ll be free to innovate and expand your scope to include resource management. As we confront a challenging financial future, your contribution will be vital.

 

To join us, you must be a qualified accountant, bringing a creative, modern approach to financial management and continuous improvement to the organisation. Above all, you’ll forge strong relationships through collaboration and clear communication. In return, we offer a range of excellent benefits plus flexible working.

 

Join a high-performing Council that’s determined to deliver for its communities.

 

For further information please download a candidate briefing pack by clicking the 'Apply' button below.

 

For a confidential conversation please call Kelly Ridley on 07709 512 415 or email: kelly.ridley@penna.com or Julie Towers on 07764 791 736 or email: julie.towers@penna.com

 

Closing date: 2nd January 2023

 

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Putting the Voices of Children First

 

Non-Executive Director – Sandwell Children’s Trust

30 Days a year

Renumeration £14,850 gross per annum

Sandwell, West Midlands

 

With your expertise, our children can flourish. Here at Sandwell Children’s Trust, we’re committed to achieving exactly that. We want to realise the potential of every single child – personally, academically and professionally and to put their voices at the centre of everything we do.

 

Our talented social workers dedicate themselves to making sure that every case is a successful one. But we want to make sure that they have everything they need, and that everything is as it should be.

 

We’re looking for a talented individual who is experienced in service transformation with the professional capability to take a lead on audit and risk at Board level. Innovative and visionary, you’ll work with the Board, Executive Management Team and our people to continue to build on the significant progress we have made since our inception. That way, we can help every single child.

 

Please click the 'Apply' button below to download a candidate briefing pack.

 

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact Eva Tomka on 07513 482 048 or eva.tomka@penna.com  or Roger Russell on 07710 701 570 or roger.russell@penna.com

 

Closing date: 2nd January 2023

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£96,529 – £115,666

 

Help Peterborough transform

 

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.

 

About the role

Join us as Service Director Financial Management (one of our two Deputy S151’s), and you will support the Executive Director – Corporate Services S151 and lead the Finance Services function across Peterborough City Council. We will look to you to provide the vision and strategic direction that will drive the development of innovative, flexible and community focused approaches to service delivery, leading to performance improvement across the board.

 

The role will involve providing a financial advisory service to all Directorates. You will maintain accuracy of the Council’s Financial Management function, including forecasts, projections, profiling and financial plans, and ensure that the financial framework for the Council is in place, including the development of financial systems and control of the overall budget.

 

In addition, you’ll act as lead on the financial aspects of Council-wide transformation initiatives, working with Executive and Service Directors, senior managers and budget holders to maximise opportunities for our city.

 

About you

An effective manager of people and projects, you will be commercially aware and able to adapt quickly and decisively in complex situations. Your stakeholder management skills — with people both inside and outside the organisation — will be key.

 

You should be a fully-qualified accountant and member of a CCAB body with demonstrable CPD. You’ll be skilled at strategic leadership and operational management, and have a record of providing accurate, practical service information at senior level. Extensive experience of budget setting and management in a complex organisation will be key, and you should be adept at engaging partners and stakeholders in the improvement of service delivery.

 

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

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

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£96,529 – £115,666

 

Make the most of Peterborough’s possibilities

 

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.

 

About the role

As Service Director Corporate Finance you will support the Executive Director - Corporate Services S151 with all areas of corporate finance and lead your Finance function across Peterborough City Council, providing vision and strategic direction to ensure high performance and improvement.

 

As one of our two Deputy S151’s we will look to you to provide a financial advisory service to all Directorates of the Council. You’ll manage and deliver the annual accounting process for the council’s budgets, financial plans and financial systems. You’ll also manage the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy, focusing on translating the strategy into financial plans.

 

About you

An effective manager of people and projects, you will be commercially aware and able to adapt quickly and decisively in complex situations. Your stakeholder management skills — with people both inside and outside the organisation — will be key.

 

You should be a fully-qualified accountant and member of a CCAB body with demonstrable CPD. You’ll be skilled at strategic leadership and operational management, and have a record of providing accurate, practical service information at senior level. Extensive experience of budget setting and management in a complex organisation will be key, and you should be adept at engaging partners and stakeholders in the improvement of service delivery.

 

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

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Kelly Ridley on 07709 512415 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

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A County of Great Opportunities

 

Northumberland County Council

 

Executive Director, Resources & Transformation (S151)

 

Up to £150k (more for experienced candidates)

 

We’re building a stronger Northumberland – a place where everyone can thrive. A county of great opportunities where inequalities are challenged, and sustainable growth is nurtured. Led by a new Chief Executive, we’re determined to move the county forward both in economic and social terms. As Executive Director for Resources & Transformation and our S151, you’ll be part of a council that works for the good of all.

 

Leading key corporate services including Finance, Transformation, Commissioning and Procurement, you’ll have an integral role in our re-energised leadership team. As our pandemic recovery continues, you’ll be on the frontline, supporting growth and regeneration. It’s all about making the best use of resources, giving expert guidance on financial management and embedding strong governance. Ultimately, your work will make an enormous impact and benefit a county of over 300,000 people.

 

As our statutory S151 Officer, you’ll be a senior-level financial advisor, shaping strategy and future direction. Credible and collaborative, you’ll represent the Council, connect with Members and forge partnerships at local, regional, and national level. With transparency and communication your guiding lights, you’ll listen carefully to residents, staff, businesses, and partners. It’s no role for beginners – we’re looking for a confident leader with experience of managing significant budgets and delivering impactful modern public service transformation.

 

A CIPFA-qualified (or equivalent) financial professional, you will be focused on the bigger picture. With a track record of managing large, complex budgets, you understand the process of transformation and where finance fits in. With this insight plus sound financial leadership, you’ll inspire leaders, teams, and partners to follow your approach. Above all, you’ll share our values: excellence; respect; safe, healthy communities; and put residents first.

 

We’re a council that works for everyone, and we need people who’ll do the same. Join us here in stunning Northumberland. To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role please go to https://www.countyofopportunities.co.uk/ or contact our retained consultant at: Penna Julie Towers on 07764791736 or Kelly Ridley 07709 512415

 

Closing date: Midnight 12th December 2022

 

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A County of Great Opportunities

 

Northumberland County Council

 

Executive Director, Place & Regeneration

 

Up to £150k

 

We’re building a stronger Northumberland – a place where everyone can thrive. A county of great opportunities where inequalities are challenged, and sustainable growth is nurtured. Led by a new Chief Executive, we’re determined to move the county forward both in economic and social terms. As Executive Director for Place & Regeneration, you’ll be part of a council that works for the good of all.

 

Heading up the new directorate of Place and Regeneration, you’ll have a central role in our re-energised corporate leadership team. As our pandemic recovery continues, we’ll be looking to you to guide and inspire sustainable economic growth, providing direction and strategy. It means leading high-performing services across Place-shaping and Regeneration, but that’s only the start. You’ll also be pushing for progress: encouraging business, creating new jobs, supporting rural economic development, and meeting climate change commitments.

 

As an Executive Director, you’ll be a senior-level advisor, providing expert guidance in your field. Credible and collaborative, you’ll represent the Council, connect with Members, and forge local and regional partnerships. With transparency and communication your guiding lights, you’ll listen carefully to residents, businesses, and partners. It’s no role for beginners, so you must be a capable leader who’s used to managing large teams, budgets and delivering on outcomes for communities.

 

We’re looking for a track record of success in Place Shaping and Regeneration, ideally with experience in rural growth challenges. A good communicator, you’ll be used to partnering both public and private sector providers. With the drive and skill to transform services, you’ll continually strive for better for the people of Northumberland. Above all, you’ll share our values: excellence; respect; safe, healthy communities; and put residents first.

 

We’re a council that works for everyone, and we need people who’ll do the same. Join us in stunning Northumberland and recognise the great opportunities here for you and your career. To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role please go to https://www.countyofopportunities.co.uk/ or contact our retained consultant at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or Kelly Ridley 07709 512415

 

Closing date: Midnight 12th December 2022

 

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A County of Great Opportunities

 

Northumberland County Council

 

Executive Director, Adults, Ageing & Wellbeing (DASS)

 

Up to £150k

 

We’re building a stronger Northumberland – a place where everyone can thrive. A county of great opportunities where inequalities are challenged, and sustainable growth is nurtured. Led by a new Chief Executive, we’re determined to move the county forward both in economic and social terms. As Executive Director for Adults, Ageing & Wellbeing, you’ll be part of a council that works for the good of all.

 

Heading up a new directorate for Adult’s Services, you’ll have an integral role in our re-energised corporate leadership team. As our pandemic recovery continues, you’ll work to give all adults – especially the most vulnerable – the support to live fulfilling lives. We’ll look to you to lead the commissioning and delivery of high-performing services, from Safeguarding to Social Care. Through a whole system approach with a focus on prevention, you’ll help us create healthier, happier residents.

 

As our statutory Director of Adult Social Services, you’ll be a senior-level advisor, shaping strategy and direction. Credible and collaborative, you’ll represent the Council, connect with Members and forge partnerships to ensure joined-up, multi-agency care and outcomes. With transparency and communication your guiding lights, you’ll listen carefully to residents, care users, staff, and partners in everything you do. It’s no role for beginners, so you must be a capable leader who’s used to managing large teams and budgets and focused on outcomes.

 

Ideally, you’ll be a Director of Adult Social Services (DASS) with experience of transformation of adult services and a corporate approach. You’ll certainly have a track record of success in Social Care and passion for your field. With this background, you’ll be used to partnering public providers and transforming services according to best practice. Above all, you’ll share our values: excellence; respect; safe, healthy communities; and put residents first.

 

We’re a council that works for everyone, and we need people who’ll do the same. Join us in stunning Northumberland: To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role please go to https://www.countyofopportunities.co.uk/  or contact our retained consultant at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764791736 or Carol Coyle on 07500887849

 

Closing date: Midnight 12th December 2022

 

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A County of Great Opportunities

 

Northumberland County Council

 

Director of Law and Corporate Governance

 

Up to £130k

 

Northumberland County Council is looking for a Director of Law and Corporate Governance to help shape and take forward its priorities.

 

You will put our residents at the heart of everything we do, provide strong corporate leadership and as part of our leadership team help us take on the challenges that lie ahead.

 

We’re a friendly, welcoming, and diverse organisation with cross-member collaboration and close partnership working with the North of Tyne Combined Authority and other regional authorities.

 

The council has come a long way, but there is still a way to go, and this is where new leadership will play a vital role. As a council we need to make sure that we can continue to operate on a sound and sustainable financial footing and use our resources as effectively as possible.

 

What you’ll do

Ensure that the council has effective corporate governance arrangements in place through the leadership and management of a range corporate functions.

 

Provide strategic leadership and direction to ensure the delivery of strategic and operational support to enable the council to deliver its strategic priorities.

 

Act as the council’s solicitor and chief legal adviser and discharge the statutory duties of the Monitoring Officer. Ensure the council and its officers act lawfully and that the council has an ethical framework to maintain high standards of conduct and good governance.

 

Foster a culture, which engages all staff and partners in the development and delivery of services. As an integral part of the senior leadership of the council you will work closely with other members of the team contributing to the overall management of the group and the services it provides. Undertake duties as part of the emergency planning and business continuity rota.

 

What you’ll bring

In this exciting and challenging role, you’ll need to bring integrity clarity, creativity, collaboration, and transparency; and to do this you will be personally resilient and personable.

 

To enable the council to make informed decisions you’ll have a wealth of experience to give highly effective advice on all matters of policy and statutory requirements.

 

This is a member-led organisation so your ability to support and challenge members of the council in developing their vision and priorities will be one of your key skills. Effectively managing the interface between elected members and senior officers, maintaining the essential member/officer partnerships, including promoting a positive and respectful relationship between members and officers will be central to your leadership approach.

 

Professional integrity will be at the heart of your core, and you will be able to coach senior leaders and elected members through the complex constitutional and legal framework that supports the effective and efficient running of the council.

 

To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role please go to https://www.countyofopportunities.co.uk/ or contact our retained consultant at Penna: Nick.Raper@Penna.com 07715 690463 or Priyesh.Bhadressa@Penna.com 07548 108 176

 

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A County of Great Opportunities

 

Northumberland County Council

 

Executive Director of Public Health, Inequalities & Stronger Communities (DPH)

 

Up to £150k

 

Northumberland is famous for its stunning coastline and beautiful countryside, but it’s far more than this – it’s a place where people live, work, learn and play. The County Council is a driving force behind the county’s success, and prides itself on providing a range of superb services to our residents, businesses, and visitors.

 

Reporting to our newly appointed Chief Executive, this exciting and unique new post is a fantastic opportunity to lead, steer, develop and manage services relating to Public Health and Inequalities which will build healthier and stronger communities, as part of the Council’s key corporate and partnership priorities, within a council that works for everyone, to benefit the people of Northumberland.

In addition to Public Health, the role will have a broader remit, to be determined but likely to include, leisure, libraries, archives  and Northumberland Communities Together. The scope of the role once defined through our review programme will enable you to have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of all of our communities.

 

You’ll provide strong, visible, transformational and system leadership to drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of the residents of Northumberland, reducing inequalities in health outcomes, and working in collaboration, to protect local communities from threats to their health through infectious diseases, environmental and other public health hazards. You’ll also develop and implement innovative commissioning arrangements and service delivery across partners and the Local Authority to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

 

If you share our ambition and are excited by this unique opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of our residents, then we would like to hear from you. It’s important that you are a registered GMC, GDC or UK PHR public health specialist with significant senior experience in all areas of public health practice at Director level.

 

To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role, go to https://www.countyofopportunities.co.uk/  or please contact our retained consultant at Penna: Nick.Raper@Penna.com 07715 690463 or Ali.Tasker@Penna.com 07514 728 114 for a confidential conversation.

 

Closing Date: Midnight 12th December 2022.

 

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A County of Great Opportunities

 

Northumberland County Council

 

Executive Director, Children, Young People & Education (DCS)

 

Up to £150k

  

We’re building a stronger Northumberland – a place where everyone can thrive. A county of great opportunities where inequalities are challenged, and sustainable growth is nurtured. Led by a new Chief Executive, we’re determined to move the county forward both in economic and social terms. As Executive Director for Children, Young People & Education, you’ll be part of a council that works for the good of all.

 

Heading up a new directorate for Children’s Services, you’ll have a central role in our re-energised corporate leadership team. As our pandemic recovery continues, you’ll work to give the next generation fulfilling lives and promising futures. With strategic responsibility for Schools, Education, Social Care and Skills – you’ll strive to deliver high quality services, with a focus on prevention and improvement. A multi-agency approach will be key as you support provision for all, especially the most vulnerable.

 

As our statutory Director of Children’s Services (DCS), you’ll be a senior-level advisor, shaping strategy and direction. Credible and collaborative, you’ll represent the Council, connect with Members and forge partnerships with all key players across Care, Education, Third Sector and Health. With transparency and communication your guiding lights, you’ll listen carefully to children, young people, parents, and partners in everything you do. It’s no role for beginners, so you must be a capable leader who’s used to managing large teams and budgets.

 

Ideally, you’ll be a Director of Children’s Services with experience of modern transformation and improving outcomes for children and young people. You’ll bring a track record of success in Education and/or Social Care and be experienced and committed to partnering public providers and transforming services. Above all, you’ll share our values: excellence; respect; safe, healthy communities; and put residents first.

 

We’re a council that works for everyone, and we need people who’ll do the same. Join us in stunning Northumberland.

 

To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role, go to https://www.countyofopportunities.co.uk/  or please contact our retained consultant at Penna: Julie.Towers@Penna.com 07764791736 or Carol.Coyle@Penna.com 07500887849

 

Closing date: Midnight 12th December 2022

 

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Director of Adult Social Care and Health (North and West Kent), Kent County Council

 

 

Salary £100,286 - £119,193 per annum | Maidstone Head Quarters (We work flexibly so our people can work in any location to meet the needs of our services)

 

 

We’re making a difference in Kent. Can you inspire and lead our teams to help people live their lives to the full?

 

Our five-year ‘Making a difference every day’ strategy for adult social care was co-produced with people that draw on support and carers in Kent. People told us what’s important to them – to have their voices heard, be treated with respect, feel informed and have more choice and control over their lives. It’s now up to our leadership team, workforce and partners to make this a reality.

 

We are seeking a creative and dynamic Director with significant experience of working at a senior level in complex social care and health settings and putting people firmly at the heart of what you do. You will balance your passion for high quality operational delivery with a strategic approach and the ability to drive forward our ambitions to deliver outstanding social care.

 

Kent has a population of 1.8million, with distinct geographies and communities that make every day different. We want to involve people more and more in shaping services.

 

One way we do this is through our People's Panel, of which a member said, "The panel puts the public at the forefront of some of the decision making…we get to co-produce vital new work which social care are bringing out,” and, “KCC get to know straight away if they are on the right track, it's great when we are able to see how our opinions are listened to and followed through."

 

In addition, we are dedicated to building a self-directed support offer that empowers Kent’s residents to live a full life. A member of our direct payment involvement group said: "[Direct payments] have changed my life, as I don't need to call social services, I can change my staff myself, it helps you to feel you are in control."

 

Our leadership team is committed to facing current challenges and creating the right conditions for positive, inclusive and strengths-based social care practice to thrive within a proudly diverse workforce. Alongside the Director for East Kent and other senior colleagues, reporting to our Corporate Director for Adult Social Care and Health (DASS), you’ll be responsible for leading a large operational service and budget and will play a significant role in improving community resilience and health outcomes.

 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join us at the forefront of implementing improved ways of working together with the people we support and our key partners, to achieve our shared aims.

 

If you have the right experience, skills and energy to make our vision happen for people in north and west Kent, contact us or arrange a confidential conversation with our consultants at Penna: Carol.Coyle@penna.com / 07500 887 849 or Andrew.Tromans@penna.com / 07805 226 301.

 

For further information please visit www.kent.gov.uk/directorASCH

 

Closing date: Midnight 6th December 2022.

 

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Salary: circa £120k, plus allowances

 

We want to match your drive and leadership skills with our ambitions. The Chief Executive opportunity at Epsom and Ewell offers the scope you are looking for to make your mark and to be a part of our plans to deliver exceptional performance and modernisation, at pace.

 

Our commitment has always been to provide excellent services for all our residents. Your track record will show that you can do much more than deliver the core services. You will lead on the regeneration of our borough, ensure that all our communities are part of the conversation and that Epsom and Ewell works externally with partners to face the obvious challenges ahead.

 

As home to the creative arts, including The University of Creative Arts and Laine Theatre Arts, as well as NESCOT, we attract the next generation. They are looking for innovation and opportunity as well as local and affordable places to live - our next Chief Executive will help us deliver that and a whole lot more.

 

Interested?

 

For more information and to apply please visit: https://leadingepsomandewell.com

 

For a confidential conversation about this role, please contact Rob Naylor on: 07922 417 550 or email: rob.naylor@penna.com or Ben Cox at Penna on: 07809 374 692 or email: ben.cox@penna.com

 

Closing Date: 9th December 2022

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Chief Executive

London Borough of Brent

Salary: Up to £220,000

 

Maybe we’re biased, but there’s more to love about Brent. For starters, we’re proud to be London’s most ethnically diverse borough. It’s just one of the reasons why we were named the ‘Borough of Culture 2020’. We’re also home to the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium, so our skyline is instantly recognisable. Our council is nationally renowned, too. And we recently took home the most awards out of any council in the country at the LGC Awards 2022. In fact, we’ve invested a huge amount in regeneration to improve the lives of our residents and local businesses. 97% of our schools are good or outstanding. And we’re 100% passionate about doing more for our communities. Building a future that helps everyone here, thrive. Through the pandemic. Through the cost of living. Through thick and thin. Because our people deserve the best in class. And so do you.

 

For a confidential discussion about this role, contact Dawar Hashmi on 07513 706 265 or email: dawar.hashmi@penna.com, Julie Towers on 07764 791 736 or email: julie.towers@penna.com or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550 or email: rob.naylor@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date: 4th December 2022

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London Borough Hackney

Head of Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Salary: £82,666 – £89,193

 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Adult Social Care you will be responsible for ensuring the individual services you manage deliver a high quality and cost-effective service, underpinned by continuous improvement that is driven by qualitative and quantitative data.  Reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care Operations, you will lead within your service and across the department to ensure the services you directly manage are working closely and collaboratively with the wider department, directorate, and partnership.

 

You’ll be an empowering leader with vision to succeed, ensuring there is integration of adult social care and health, while influencing your service areas and partners to work collaboratively. What’s more, you’ll deliver and advise on strategies for service development and improvements, and the performance achievements of departmental and customer objectives, as well as develop new and innovative ways of doing things.

 

You will have oversight of two key areas: Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. You will have experience working in a complex  health and social care environment, with the relevant experience and qualification. You will have a proven track record of managing a range of assessment and care management functions and delivering operational change to services.

 

At Hackney you will develop, implement, and ensure modern responsive services, which are strategically lead and ensuring that clinical and care services are delivered to required standards. You will work in partnership with senior managers, particularly those in the Mental Health Trust and build on positive working relationships between all partners.

 

Are you excited by the opportunity to manage and influence practice in a complex, diverse and challenging environment? Then Hackney Council is the place where you can grow and develop.  We will invest in making sure you have the right tools to do the job, the best working environment, and an open, collaborative, and creative culture for you to succeed.

 

Apply Now

If you’re committed to an exciting, diverse Hackney and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for vulnerable adults, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Carol Coyle – 07500 887 849 or carol.coyle@penna.com  

Amin Aziz – 07709 514 141 or amin.aziz@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 8th December

 

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London Borough Hackney

Head of Complex Care and Safeguarding

Salary: £82,666 - £89,193

 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Adult Social Care you will be responsible for ensuring the individual services you manage deliver a high quality and cost-effective service, underpinned by continuous improvement that is driven by qualitative and quantitative data.  Reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care Operations, you will lead within your service and across the department to ensure the services you directly manage are working closely and collaboratively with the wider department, directorate, and partnership.

 

You’ll be an empowering leader with vision to succeed, ensuring there is integration of adult social care and health, while influencing your teams and partners to work collaboratively. What’s more, you’ll deliver and advise on strategies for service development and improvements, and the performance achievements of departmental and customer objectives as well as develop new and innovative ways of doing things.

 

You will have oversight of four key areas of adult social care: Complex (long term) team, Reviews, Occupational Therapy and Sensory, and the Safeguarding and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards service area, including the Safeguarding Adults Board. With a relevant social or health care qualification, you will have a track record of achievement at a senior leadership level in a similarly large and complex organisation.

 

As a senior leader, you will have a key role in shaping our adult safeguarding and complex care agenda and work closely with the wider integrated Specialist teams to ensure appropriate quality assurance mechanisms are in place. You will promote best practice and effective communication, within the organisation and with external stakeholder groups on matters relating to safeguarding adults at risk and complex care. You will hold a professional registration (registered social worker, Nurse or Occupational Therapist).

 

Are you excited by the opportunity to manage and influence practice in a complex, diverse and challenging environment? Then Hackney Council is the place where you can grow and develop.  We will invest in making sure you have the right tools to do the job, the best working environment, and an open, collaborative, and creative culture for you to succeed.

 

Apply Now

If you’re committed to an exciting, diverse Hackney and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for vulnerable adults, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Carol Coyle – 07500 887 849 or carol.coyle@penna.com  

Amin Aziz – 07709 514 141 or amin.aziz@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 8th December

 

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London Borough Hackney

Head of Initial Contact and Response

Salary: £82,666 - £89,193

 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Adult Social Care you will be responsible for ensuring the individual services you manage deliver a high quality and cost-effective service, underpinned by continuous improvement that is driven by qualitative and quantitative data.  Reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care Operations, you will lead within your service and across the department to ensure the services you directly manage are working closely and collaboratively with the wider department, directorate, and partnership.

 

You’ll be an empowering leader with vision to succeed, ensuring there is integration of adult social care and health, while influencing your service areas and partners to work collaboratively. What’s more, you’ll deliver and advise on strategies for service development and improvements, and the performance achievements of departmental and customer objectives as well as develop new and innovative ways of doing things.

 

As a senior leader you will make a proactive contribution to delivering departmental and corporate objectives. You will have oversight of four key areas of adult social care: Integrated Hospital Discharge Team, Integrated Independence Team, Information and Access Team and the Out of Hours function for adult social care (excluding mental health). You will provide direct management, supervision and professional support to staff directly reporting to the post.

 

We are looking for those with a passion for making a difference to people’s lives. You will be joining a dynamic and enthusiastic leadership team with bold ambition, high aspiration and an energy for delivering positive change. You will be an experienced manager with significant experience in this field whether that be in the public, private or voluntary sector. You will be someone who can work at pace and be able to respond to the significant pressures on reforms and workforce.

 

Are you excited by the opportunity to manage and influence practice in a complex, diverse and challenging environment? Then Hackney Council is the place where you can grow and develop.  We will invest in making sure you have the right tools to do the job, the best working environment, and an open, collaborative, and creative culture for you to succeed.

 

Apply Now

If you’re committed to an exciting, diverse Hackney and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for adults, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Carol Coyle – 07500 887 849 or carol.coyle@penna.com  

Amin Aziz – 07709 514 141 or amin.aziz@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 8th December

 

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London Borough Hackney

Head of Provided Services

Salary: £82,666 - £89,193

 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Adult Social Care you will be responsible for ensuring the individual services you manage deliver a high quality and cost-effective service, underpinned by continuous improvement that is driven by qualitative and quantities data.  Reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care Operations, you will lead within your service and across the department to ensure the services you directly manage are working closely and collaboratively with the wider department, directorate, and partnership.

 

You’ll be an empowering leader with vision to succeed, ensuring there is integration of adult social care and health, while influencing your teams and partners to work collaboratively. What’s more, you’ll deliver and advise on strategies for service development and improvements, and the performance achievements of departmental and customer objectives as well as develop new and innovative ways of doing things.

 

As a leader you will have oversight of three key areas of adult social care: Housing with Care, Day Services and Shared Lives Scheme. You will have a proven and successful track record in managing demanding complex social care services at a senior level and have experience of leading with day care, extra care housing and care home setting. You will have developed effective partnership working arrangements with the ability to develop effective working relationships with managers, staff, and other stakeholders. Staff wellbeing and the ability to lead in developing and delivering effective strategies for achievement will be imperative to your success in this role.

 

You’ll bring up to date knowledge of legal, technical and policy frameworks which underpin the regulations set by the Care Quality Commission. You will be experienced in managing a team in a dynamic, high-profile environment, with a head for complexity and know how to drive performance management to create a supportive, highly skilled and agile working environment to meet current and emerging service needs.

 

Are you excited by the opportunity to manage and influence practice in a complex, diverse and challenging environment? Then Hackney Council is the place where you can grow and develop.  We will invest in making sure you have the right tools to do the job, the best working environment, and an open, collaborative, and creative culture for you to succeed.

 

Apply Now

If you’re committed to an exciting, diverse Hackney and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for adults, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Ali Tasker – 07514 728114 or Ali.tasker@penna.com   

Dawar Hashmi – 07513 706265 or Dawar.hashmi@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 8th December

 

 

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London Borough Hackney

Head of Transformation

Salary: £82,666 - £89,193

 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Adult Social Care you will be responsible for ensuring the individual services you manage deliver a high quality and cost-effective service, underpinned by continuous improvement that is driven by qualitative and quantitative data.  Reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care Operations, you will lead within your service and across the department to ensure the services you directly manage are working closely and collaboratively with the wider department, directorate, and partnership.

 

You’ll be an empowering leader with vision to succeed, ensuring there is integration of adult social care and health, while influencing your teams and partners to work collaboratively. What’s more, you’ll deliver and advise on strategies for service development and improvements, and the performance achievements of departmental and customer objectives as well as develop new and innovative ways of doing things.

 

With a love for transformation, in this role you will advise senior managers about emerging models and best practice as well as lead, influence and stimulate cultural and behavioural change with individuals, groups and teams in a positive and supportive way.

 

You will have a degree or equivalent qualification or proven experience in a relevant area. You will have a proven track record in delivering service redesign, savings, and public involvement as well as a comprehensive understanding of current policy issues facing local government and adult social care. With your experience of successfully delivering and leading on large scale projects you will help to deliver customer focused service improvements and enhancing their experience.

 

Are you excited by the opportunity to reshape, manage and influence practice in a complex, diverse and challenging environment? Then Hackney Council is the place where you can grow and develop.  We will invest in making sure you have the right tools to do the job, the best working environment, and an open, collaborative, and creative culture for you to succeed.

 

Apply Now

If you’re committed to a exciting, diverse Hackney and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for adults, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Ali Tasker – 07514 728114 or Ali.tasker@penna.com   

Dawar Hashmi – 07513 706265 or Dawar.hashmi@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 8th December

 

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London Borough Hackney

Director: Adult Social Care Operations

Salary: £110,686 - £123,968

 

Do you have a strong operational background and a clear passion for adult social care, we want to hear from you! This is a fantastic opportunity to join London Borough of Hackney, Hackney is a challenging and exciting place to work. Following some transformation, the post of Director Adult Social Care Operations has become vacant, and the role offers fantastic opportunity for you to make this role your own.

 

As a director, you will have direct responsibility for the leadership and management of the following services and functions:

  • Adult Social Care Services including social work and directly provided services
  • Our integrated services with health and social care, including Integrated Learning Disabilities Service.

 

We have a strong focus on life aspirations for adults within our communities and we are developing a long-term plan with this in mind. We want a preventative model for adults of working age and in this role, you will work collaboratively with housing colleagues, the NHS and our exceptional voluntary and community sector to build on our progress together to achieve our objectives.

 

The role will also lead on commissioning and as an experienced leader you will champion diversity in the workplace, in ensuring it is representative of the community we serve. You will have significant experience in transformational projects and working with staff groups to support and bring them through change in a positive way, whilst maintaining high standards of practice. You will take a leadership role ensuring staff are supported and developed to manage their careers successfully and to enable and empower them to deliver improved outcomes for Hackney.

 

Apply Now

If you’re committed to an exciting, diverse Hackney and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for adults, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

 

Ali Tasker – 07514 728114 or Ali.tasker@penna.com   

Dawar Hashmi – 07513 706265 or Dawar.hashmi@penna.com

 

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

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 8th December

 

 

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A place where history meets progress

 

Chief Executive

£185k

 

Located in the heart of the Thames Valley, our borough is rich in areas of natural beauty, green space and waterways. Distinct towns and villages, each with their own identity and character, with excellent transport links with the nearby M4 or M3, and Crossrail which provides fast connections to London and beyond for our residents. We have a thriving tourism destination in Windsor with major attractions including historic Windsor Castle and Legoland. Ascot is home to the world-famous Ascot Racecourse while Maidenhead hosts our newly built Braywick Leisure Centre and is undergoing an exciting regeneration programme in and around the town centre.

 

Our vision of “Creating a sustainable borough of opportunity and innovation” is central to all that we do. We are proud of what we have achieved, but we also know there is more to be done. Our Corporate Plan crystallises focus on where we need to drive change including tackling climate change, providing quality infrastructure and improving housing affordability. As an organisation, we need to continue service transformation, to deliver better services to our residents, at the same time as balancing our budgets and our resources. We need to support our residents through cost of living rises, and to strengthen our approach to preventing inequalities by building on strong partnerships with our communities. This is an exciting time to join with the opportunity to lead and guide us through the next stages of our journey.

 

As our new Chief Executive, you will bring high levels of community focus, energy, commercial nous and entrepreneurialism. You will possess excellent stakeholder management and strategic partnering capabilities and be politically astute. Your leadership and strong track record of delivery will speak for itself. If you are seeking the opportunity to work with a progressive and ambitious local authority, which places great emphasis on doing what’s right for all its communities, we want to hear from you.

 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

 

Closing date: 4th December 2022

 

To download the candidate pack, click apply now.

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