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  • Chief Executive - Sheffield City Council (Closing - Monday 29th June 2020) -

    Become the inspirational leader that’ll make our council, the people and the city shine.

     

    We’re looking for a Chief Executive who can build upon Sheffield’s strong foundations. Our residents and businesses are ready to have their city in the spotlight, so we need a confident and inspirational leader who’ll come ready to deliver that vision – and simply make Sheffield shine.

     

    Changing times makes it the right time to bring in a fresh perspective, have an active advocate who celebrates the city’s successes and provide a visible figure that Sheffield can rely on. We’re looking for someone exceptional who’s led in a Local Government setting before or who’s at senior level in a social policy background. You’ll have a high level of awareness in politics, expertise in commercial elements and a proven track record of delivering successful and complex projects.

     

    You’ll have a desire to improve people’s lives, tackle issues head on and work with important figures in and beyond the city’s borders to maximise opportunities.

     

    We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications that meet our essential criteria from any background. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences.

     

    For further information visit www.makesheffieldshine.co.uk

     

    For a confidential discussion contact Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or email: Julie.towers@penna.com

     

     

    Apply now
  • Head of HR - Sheffield City Council (Closing - Wednesday 24th June 2020) - Yorkshire

    Sheffield City Council

    Head of Human Resources

    Salary £69k to £74k (pay award pending)

     

    Sheffield is set apart, we are the only City to have a national park within our City Borders and unique industrial legacy as the ‘Steel City’ of the 21st century that underpins our economic and social heritage. But we’re moving forward too, and our vibrant international city has two world-class universities, high performing schools, a student population of over 50,000 and a thriving Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District. We think differently, we are makers and creators and now we’re busy taking the opportunity to create a momentum for change. We want our City to flourish and to help refresh and build our communities. We are about to embark on the Search for a new Chief Executive and we also need a new Head of Human Resources to support and help take us forward with a steely ambition.

     

    Reporting to the Director for HR and Customer Services you will play a pivotal role within the council and across the whole HR Function. You will lead Council wide Workforce Development activity, as well as shaping and supporting, organisational change and improve service outcomes, by helping to create the right conditions to enable us to be ready to meet the challenges ahead.

     

    We are looking for an experienced HR leader with a deep understanding of service leadership, HR advisory activity and how this relates to learning and development, HR policy framework, collaborative industrial relations and who can quickly gain the trust of key stakeholders and staff. You will give confidence that you can lead our HR service operationally and strategically whilst maintaining and building upon progress already underway. You will be able to demonstrate a depth of experience to manage our HR function and lead an experienced mix of HR professionals. You will possess a good understanding of the context in which local authorities operate having worked within or alongside a public service organisation.

     

    This is a great time to join our team and lead a function brimming with talent and potential. We are a proud City and an ambitious Council. For an informal and confidential discussion contact our recruitment partners at Penna: Rob Naylor 07922 417550 or Pete John 07701 305617.

     

    Apply now
  • Deputy Chief Executive - Unity Schools Partnership (Close date: 2nd July 2020) -

    Location: Unity Schools Partnership Trust Office, Haverhill, Suffolk (Schools are mainly in Suffolk, and also in Cambridge, Essex and Havering)

     

    Salary: £110,000 to £120,000 per annum (Teachers’ Pension Scheme)

     

    Job start: January 2021

     

    Job term: Full time, Permanent

     

    This an exciting opportunity for an excellent leader with a passion for education and its continued improvement. The role will work local and regionally with a remit to influence and shape education nationally.

     

    We are looking for a Deputy Chief Executive Officer to lead secondary school improvement across the current seven secondary schools serving 6,000 students, as well as contribute and influence all areas of the Trust’s operations.  This is a new high-profile post which comes at an important point in the development of the trust.  We are inviting candidates with extensive educational leadership experience and a knowledge and understanding of outstanding secondary practice to apply for the role.

     

    The role will take a key part in setting the strategy for the Trust and its daily operations, working very closely with the CEO and executive colleagues. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of secondary education at a time when the landscape is changing dramatically. An innovative and creative approach is key as well as the ability to influence and build relationships. The Trust is looking for a candidate to match the ambition they have and create a culture of collaboration to achieve it.

     

    Unity Schools Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust of 25 schools with approval to open three further new schools, four schools joining in July and a further new special school to open on September. The ambition of Unity Schools Partnership is to achieve a step change in the quality of education provided by primary, secondary and special schools and that its schools are achieving top quartile performance by 2023.  

     

    The trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable improvements can be achieved.

     

    To find out more about this role, please contact our retained Executive Search partner Penna:

     

    • Charles Wilson on charles.wilson@penna.com or 07801 880 420

    • Claudia Sousa on Claudia.sousa@penna.com or 07763 580 368

     

    For more information and to apply, please visit https://execroles.penna.com/

     

    Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

     

    Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

     

    Apply now
  • Director of HR, LB Islington (Closing Date 21st June 2020) - London

    Salary up to £117k

     

    As Director of HR, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact across our HR services. You’ll be responsible for: ensuring the health and wellbeing of employees; promoting diversity and inclusion in everything that we do; implementing organisational development to help us meet our service delivery needs; strengthening our employees’ connection with their work; delivering a comprehensive reward and recognition strategy; all while building a proactive and responsive service.

     

    To do this, you’ll lead and manage a function of 64 employees, with responsibility for setting the strategic direction, planning and coordination of work, with three direct reports, (the Heads of Business Partnerships and Analytics, Organisational Development and Resourcing and Reward). You’ll work closely with Members and colleagues across the organisation too, leading a cutting-edge, professional function which meets the council’s current needs and anticipates and provides for those of the future.

     

    In addition, you’ll work closely with the Corporate Director for Resources as part of the Resources Departmental Management Team, supporting them in their work leading the department.

     

    We recently launched the Workforce Strategy and it’ll be up to you to deliver this and embed it across the organisation by providing fast-paced, engaged customer-focused services that are innovative, customer-focused and intelligence-led, while meeting our diverse, complex needs.

     

    As well as having the right skills and experience, you must be a supportive, collegiate, positive person with excellent people skills. You will need to develop strong positive, collaborative working relationships with Corporate Directors, the Chief Executive, Members and Trades Union colleagues. Liaising with professional bodies and other public, private and voluntary sector organisations to provide direction and drive on people issues for the Council, building capacity and developing organisational capability.

     

    For further information visit https://www.islington.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/chief-officer-vacancies/director-of-hr

     

    For a confidential discussion please call Ben Cox on 07809 374692 or email him on ben.cox@penna.com to arrange a discussion.

     

    To download the Candidate Briefing Pack and apply please click the apply link below

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Digital Services, LB Islington (Closing date: 21st June 2020) - London

    Salary up to £117k

     

    The Director of Digital Services must be a leader who can achieve significant success in delivering change and who can apply fresh thinking and new ideas to Islington, challenging the status quo and driving forward our corporate priorities. You'll provide the strategic leadership for Digital Services, and ultimately be responsible for empowering the day-to-day activities of council staff and partners as they support residents with effective services.

     

    What this means is services that are: truly digital – personalised and completed in real time; accessible to all residents; provided through collaborative agency partnerships; and efficient, effective, demonstrating that we are ‘one council’ engaging with residents.

     

    In addition, you’ll:

    • Set a clear strategic vision for the digital services in conjunction with the Corporate Management Board.

    • Drive transformation, innovation and continuous performance improvement across all ICT and digital service areas to ensure modern, value for money and high quality service provision.

    • More commercial approaches to service delivery, and lead the organisation through the design and implementation of these to ensure a sustainable future for the digital services.

    • Ensure strong and visible leadership in setting the strategic direction for digital service, encouraging key service leads to motivate and inspire their teams.

    • Drive a high performance culture ensuring that employees are engaged, empowered and motivated to meet their individual potential and are well-supported to deliver ICT and digital services.

    • Develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders.

     

    For further information please visit https://www.islington.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/chief-officer-vacancies/director-of-digital-services

     

    For a confidential discussion please call Jo Cumper on 07925 894863 or email jo.cumper@penna.com to arrange a discussion.

     

    To download the Candidate Briefing Pack and apply please click the apply link below.

     

    Apply now
  • Chief Executive - West Northamptonshire Council (Closing - Monday 29th June 2020) -

    Chief Executive

    West Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £180k (higher salary subject to negotiation for exceptional candidates)

     

    Shape the Future

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Chief Executive, of North or West Northamptonshire you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the new organisation, the new ways of working, the partnerships and the place.

     

    You’ll play a critical role in shaping the vision and values in a strong and inspirational way. By working with communities and partners, you’ll devise ways to create opportunities that benefit residents and businesses. You’ll be the principal advisor to the council on policies, resources, and strategic and service planning and you’ll bring plenty of ideas and innovation to bring unique approaches to maximise the opportunity of creating a new type of local government.

     

    Your achievements at Chief Executive or Senior Management level through leading and developing organisations will be significant. You’ll also be adept in establishing strong relationships with partners, providers and Government. And importantly, you’ll need a proven track record of your work with communities, successful strategic frameworks and how you’ve maximised innovative opportunities. With a collaborative and authentic leadership style, you’ll have real gravitas, naturally inspire others to make the new vision a reality.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to

    http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/  

    Apply now
  • Director of Adult Social Services - North Northamptonshire Council (Closing - Monday 20th July 2020) -

    Director of Adult Social Services

    North Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £140k

     

    Shape the future.

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Director of Adult Services in one of the new authorities you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the organisation.

     

    Our residents and their future will truly be at the heart of everything you do, as you’ll lead the Council’s directorate of Adult Services. You’ll instil safeguarding protocols and oversee the design, procurement and evaluation of high-quality service provision. And your collaborative ethos, means you’ll form effective relationships with elected community leaders to provide supporting information, advice and intelligence. Modelling our values, you’ll inspire others to adopt them – all while working with senior stakeholders to drive organisational development and culture change.

     

    To join, you’ll need to have extensive experience within Adult Services and a background of leading senior teams. You’ll also need extensive knowledge of legislation and statuary obligations that relate to safeguarding vulnerable adults. With this, you’ll have a proven track record implementing major policy initiatives. And, the nature of this role means you’ll need to put people’s needs first, but also have an open mind and be an inspiring and collaborative leader. Your experience and passion mean you’ll know what good looks like, be focused on the future, and hit the ground running.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Finance & S151 - North Northamptonshire Council (Closing - Monday 20th July 2020) -

    Director of Finance (S151)

    North Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £140k

     

    Shape the future.

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Director of Finance in one of the new authorities you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the organisation.

     

    You’ll take the financial lead across the Council on a wide range of projects, as well as being the designated Section 151 Officer, making this a truly varied role. Acting as a strategic change maker, you’ll shape and grow a brand-new organisation. You’ll do this by providing strong leadership and working collaboratively with the community, members, leaders and stakeholders. It also means you’ll come up with strategies that ensure public money is safeguarded and used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively. Plus, you’ll aim to find new financial opportunities, while keeping our residents and businesses at the forefront of your decisions.

     

    You’ll need to be appropriately qualified. Experience of leading large and complex finances essential, and preferably in a local government setting. You’ll need proven experience of managing resources and risk, paired with a high-level of political awareness. And, importantly, you’ll need to be self-motivated, have great interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to changes with a positive approach. With your confidence and background, you’ll hit the ground running.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Legal and Democratic Services - North Northamptonshire Council (Closing - Monday 20th July 2020) -

    Director of Legal & Democratic Services

    North Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £115k  

     

    Shape the future.

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Director of Legal & Democratic Services in one of the new authorities you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the organisation.

     

    You’ll play a critical role in leading our legal and democratic endeavours with a positive and proactive approach. As the designated Monitoring Officer, you will provide expert legal advice to members, senior leaders and management teams, ensuring that governance arrangements are legally compliant and fit for purpose; and that all decisions taken by Councillors and Officers are lawful.  You’ll also need to stay well-versed in wider changes in politics and legislation, to help you devise ways to establish flexible responses with the community. So that means you’ll work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, making you a key change maker in our council.

     

    For this role, you’ll need to be legally qualified, able to lead managers of all levels. You’ll have a high level of political awareness, financial planning and experience of handling transformative large-scale projects. Understanding issues that face Central Government and the possible impact on Local Government structures is essential. We’ll welcome your professionalism and determination, but you’ll also need to think creatively, have exceptional communication skills and show inspirational leadership.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Apply now
  • Chief Executive - North Northamptonshire Council (Closing - Monday 29th June 2020) -

    Chief Executive

    North Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £180k (higher salary subject to negotiation for exceptional candidates)

     

    Shape the Future

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Chief Executive, of North or West Northamptonshire you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the new organisation, the new ways of working, the partnerships and the place.

     

    You’ll play a critical role in shaping the vision and values in a strong and inspirational way. By working with communities and partners, you’ll devise ways to create opportunities that benefit residents and businesses. You’ll be the principal advisor to the council on policies, resources, and strategic and service planning and you’ll bring plenty of ideas and innovation to bring unique approaches to maximise the opportunity of creating a new type of local government.

     

    Your achievements at Chief Executive or Senior Management level through leading and developing organisations will be significant. You’ll also be adept in establishing strong relationships with partners, providers and Government. And importantly, you’ll need a proven track record of your work with communities, successful strategic frameworks and how you’ve maximised innovative opportunities. With a collaborative and authentic leadership style, you’ll have real gravitas, naturally inspire others to make the new vision a reality.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Apply now
  • Joint Director of Children's Services - North/West Northamptonshire Councils (Closing - Monday 20th July 2020) -

    Joint Director of Children’s Services

    North/West Northamptonshire Councils

    Salary: up to £155K

     

    Shape the future.

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Director of Children’s Services for both new authorities you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future for Children and Young People across the County.

     

    We want our future generations to get the best chance at life. That means supporting them at every stage of development. Fulfilling our strategic vision and advising both Councils on their statutory duties, you’ll make sure all children, including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable, get high quality, joined up services. Leading service delivery through the new Children’s Trust you will ensure robust and effective contract and financial management of services.  You will also be exceptional at working in collaboration and building crucial partnerships.

     

    With strong strategic leadership, we can support and nurture young lives. That’s why we’re looking for a highly experienced professional who’s delivered transformation in Children’s Services before. Experienced and appropriately qualified you will be adept at leading transformational change; developing effective solutions; and operating sensitively in a political landscape. You’ll also have the substantial background knowledge a role at this level requires. So, you’ll know about local government issues, statutory requirements and the national Children’s Services agenda. Put it all together with your resilience, people skills and passion for supporting residents, and you could be a leader within not one, but two ambitious Councils.  

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the councils and transform the lives of our children and young people. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Adult Social Services - West Northamptonshire Council - (Closing - Monday 20th July 2020) -

    Director of Adult Social Services

    West Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £140k

     

    Shape the future.

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Director of Adult Services in one of the new authorities you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the organisation.

     

    Our residents and their future will truly be at the heart of everything you do, as you’ll lead the Council’s directorate of Adult Services. You’ll instil safeguarding protocols and oversee the design, procurement and evaluation of high-quality service provision. And your collaborative ethos, means you’ll form effective relationships with elected community leaders to provide supporting information, advice and intelligence. Modelling our values, you’ll inspire others to adopt them – all while working with senior stakeholders to drive organisational development and culture change.

     

    To join, you’ll need to have extensive experience within Adult Services and a background of leading senior teams. You’ll also need extensive knowledge of legislation and statuary obligations that relate to safeguarding vulnerable adults. With this, you’ll have a proven track record implementing major policy initiatives. And, the nature of this role means you’ll need to put people’s needs first, but also have an open mind and be an inspiring and collaborative leader. Your experience and passion mean you’ll know what good looks like, be focused on the future, and hit the ground running.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Legal and Democratic Services - West Northamptonshire Council (Closing - Monday 20th July 2020) -

    Director of Legal & Democratic Services

    West Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £115k  

     

    Shape the future.

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Director of Legal & Democratic Services in one of the new authorities you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the organisation.

     

    You’ll play a critical role in leading our legal and democratic endeavours with a positive and proactive approach. As the designated Monitoring Officer, you will provide expert legal advice to members, senior leaders and management teams, ensuring that governance arrangements are legally compliant and fit for purpose; and that all decisions taken by Councillors and Officers are lawful.  You’ll also need to stay well-versed in wider changes in politics and legislation, to help you devise ways to establish flexible responses with the community. So that means you’ll work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, making you a key change maker in our council.

     

    For this role, you’ll need to be legally qualified, able to lead managers of all levels. You’ll have a high level of political awareness, financial planning and experience of handling transformative large-scale projects. Understanding issues that face Central Government and the possible impact on Local Government structures is essential. We’ll welcome your professionalism and determination, but you’ll also need to think creatively, have exceptional communication skills and show inspirational leadership.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Finance & S151 - West Northamptonshire Council (Closing Date - Monday 20th July 2020) -

    Director of Finance (S151)

    West Northamptonshire Council

    Salary: Up to £140k

     

    Shape the future.

     

    Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with lots of handy transport links, we’re also an easily accessible county, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re excited about our future. It’s an exciting time, as we’re now creating two brand-new unitary councils in both the North and West of Northants. As Director of Finance in one of the new authorities you’ll be pivotal in shaping the future of the service and the organisation.

     

    You’ll take the financial lead across the Council on a wide range of projects, as well as being the designated Section 151 Officer, making this a truly varied role. Acting as a strategic change maker, you’ll shape and grow a brand-new organisation. You’ll do this by providing strong leadership and working collaboratively with the community, members, leaders and stakeholders. It also means you’ll come up with strategies that ensure public money is safeguarded and used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively. Plus, you’ll aim to find new financial opportunities, while keeping our residents and businesses at the forefront of your decisions.

     

    You’ll need to be appropriately qualified. Experience of leading large and complex finances essential, and preferably in a local government setting. You’ll need proven experience of managing resources and risk, paired with a high-level of political awareness. And, importantly, you’ll need to be self-motivated, have great interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to changes with a positive approach. With your confidence and background, you’ll hit the ground running.

     

    We’ve got the chance to improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold

    decisions and do things differently. So, when you join, you’ll be an advocate for the council and transform the lives of our residents. And you’ll shape our future. For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/

     

    Apply now
  • Director of Governance & Compliance (Monitoring Officer) - Cheshire East Council (Closing Date: Monday 22nd June 2020 at 9:00am) -

    Help keep the achievements coming

    Six-figure salary negotiable on experience

     

    At Cheshire East, we have an ambitious transformation agenda, building on a firm foundation of high performing service delivery.

     

    Home to nearly 400,000 people, Cheshire East is one the biggest unitary authorities in the Northwest. Our aspirations are broad and we’re closer to realising them every day. For progressive, talented leaders, Cheshire East is a hugely exciting environment. Here, you’ll be well supported and free to set high standards and lead a Programme of ambitious change.

     

    Our transformation and improvement journey has been refreshed in the last 12 months. We’ve invested heavily in improving the culture of the organisation and in the leadership team, including a new Chief Executive.  We now need a Director of Governance & Compliance to support our ambitions in this critical senior role. It’s your chance to advise at the highest level and shape new governance arrangements while upholding democracy and excellent standards. At the same time, you’ll lead a number of key departments: Legal Services; Governance & Democratic Services, and Audit and Business Risk as part of a Corporate Services Directorate.

     

    We’re looking for a talented leader who is comfortable working at a strategic level as well as someone with a track record of sound operational management. To join us, you must be degree-qualified (or equivalent) and an expert in local government legislation and experienced in taking on the statutory role of the Monitoring Officer. You’ll be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister. Whatever your background, you’ll be a robust, professional leader who can deliver audit, legal, governance and compliance frameworks through specialist teams. We’re committed to working together for a brighter future –and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you’re looking for your next challenge and want to share your expertise, we’ll give you the chance to really make a difference as part of an exceptional team.

     

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply, please visit www.cheshireeastleaders.com or contact Pete John on 07701 305617 at our recruitment partners, Penna.

     

    Closing Date for Applications : Monday 22nd June 2020 at 9:00am.

     

    Apply now
  • Assistant Director Strategy, Communications & Delivery - LB Haringey (Closing Date: 12.00pm Friday 19th June) - London

    £99,600 to £115,800

    London Borough of Haringey

     

    Make a big impact in Haringey

     

    The world around us has changed utterly in the last few weeks, but some things remain as they were. Haringey’s greatest strength is still its people. We still work together and look out for each other, becoming stronger and more resilient than ever. We still strive every day to be the council our communities need and expect. Your job is to help us use these strengths, see the opportunities and sharpen our focus to ensure Haringey’s residents can thrive in the new uncertainty.

     

    When we say we want to do more for our residents, we mean it. That’s why, even in such unprecedented times, we’re being proactive and creating a new strategic function covering strategy, policy, corporate communications, data and insight, transformation & change, and performance management. As its leader, you’ll bring together these functions to work collaboratively, supporting our communities, and driving us to be the best possible council for our residents.

     

    It’s a huge opportunity to apply your skills and talent in a place that welcomes energy and a desire to roll up your sleeves and make a difference. Working across the Council, you’ll deep dive into what we do and strive to make it better, ensuring our strategic positioning is the best as it can be. It means using data to make improvements; driving collaboration; and finding alternative ways of delivering services. At the same time, you’ll get involved with, and bring us even closer to our highly diverse communities.

     

    To forge these kinds of relationships, you’ll need to be a very special kind of leader. One who can win the trust and support of local people as well as members and senior officers. You’ll need the ability to advise and influence at the highest level. You’ll strengthen partnerships, take a fresh approach to services, create new models and empower residents. To succeed, you’ll be a strategic thinker with a hands-on attitude.

     

    An experienced senior manager, you can make change happen. You’ve worked in large organisations before, moulding strategy, delivering transformation and guiding an organisation. Crucially, you understand the importance of Communications and know how to enhance our brand. Above all, you’ll be fired up by the opportunity to touch thousands of lives. The challenge starts here.

     

    To download the role profile, please click the apply link below.

     

    If you would like to have a conversation regarding this role please contact: Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331, or Julie Towers on 07764 791 736.

     

    Closing Date: Friday 19th June 2020 - 12.00pm

     

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  • Director of Education, Skills and Early Years - Oldham Council (Closing Date: Friday 19th June - 9.00am). - North West

    Director of Education, Skills & Early Years

    Up to £90,911 (pay away pending)

    Oldham, Greater Manchester

     

    Great Educational Outcomes for Children and Young People in Oldham

     

    We never stop striving to give the people of Oldham the best chances in life. Our work happens on many fronts and requires extensive collaboration between varied teams and services. As Director of Education, Skills & Early Years, you’ll lead efforts to deliver our Education strategies and strengthen an integrated team. You have the power to change lives and bring services together.  

     

    In this key, senior role, you’ll ensure that every generation of Oldham’s community gets the services they need. It means working closely with partners, including schools and colleges, to meet the highest standards and the Council’s priorities. From Early Years and inclusion to SEND provision, you’ll lead development strategies, bringing progress and transformation. One of your most important tasks will be delivering the Education Alliance and leading the next stage of the school improvement journey.  Meanwhile, you’ll play a key role in our plans to provide integrated services to children and young people in Oldham. With an ethos of collaboration, we will achieve our goals.

     

    Degree-qualified (or equivalent), you may have worked with Schools, Academies or a local authority. Whatever your background, you’ll have an impressive record of strategic leadership across Education, Employment and Skills that includes service improvement. To bring change and achievements here, you’ll need not only excellent leadership skills, but a gift for forging relationships. Influential and collaborative, you’ll inspire the trust and support of diverse partners, senior leaders and elected Members. If you’ve got the vision and drive to motivate others, we’ll give the opportunity to make an impact here in Oldham.

     

    To apply find out more please visit our microsite www.leadingoldham.co.uk or contact our retained consultants at Penna, Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467 or via helen.alwell@penna.com or Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849 or via carol.coyle@penna.com

     

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday 19th June 2020 at 9:00am.

     

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  • Director Business Development and Growth - Crown Commercial Service (Closing Date: 11pm Friday 5th June 2020) -

    Director of Business Development & Growth

     

    £140k Birmingham or Home based

     

    Join our team of brilliant Civil Servants on a mission to strengthen the UK economy and deliver savings to the UK taxpayer, through innovative, e icient and e ective public sector procurement. The Crown Commercial Service is the largest central purchasing organisation in the UK, with an ambition to become a £30bn per annum organisation within the next 4 to 5 years. You will have relevant executive/senior stakeholder experience in business development either in the public or private sector, including an understanding of how business development can be applied appropriately in the public sector, and a proven track record of leadership that demonstrates excellent business judgement and an approach that builds and creates trust and maintains very strong and trusting relationships with a growing base of customers. You will demonstrate the ability to build a new directorate, motivating and leading a new team of business development managers and marketing specialists to deliver. With strong strategic thinking and planning skills, you will have the ability to translate marketing strategy into deliverable operational results. The salary could potentially be enhanced for an exceptional candidate.

     

    This is a key role leading the recently-formed Customer Experience Directorate. The post holder will be responsible for: driving revenue from c£15bn to c£30bn over the next 4 to 5 years, not least through excellent business development and lead conversion activities; and ensuring that the Crown Commercial Service is properly and e ectively customerfocused in all its activities.

     

    This is a challenging and exciting time for CCS, and the Director of Business Development and Growth will be at the forefront of our e orts to ensure we realise our ambition. As a member of the CCS Senior Leadership Team and the Senior Responsible Owner, you will be responsible for a new programme of work to grow a new and e icient lead generation and conversion process within CCS - supported by appropriate technology, business and cultural change activities.

     

    For further information about the role and how to apply, please contact Roger Russell 07710 701 570 or Claudia Sousa on 07763 580 368.

     

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

     

    Closing date: 11:00pm Friday 5th June 2020

     

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  • Head of Internal Audit - Kent County Council (Closing Date: Friday 12th June 2020) -

    Head of Internal Audit

    Up to £97,000 + benefits

    Maidstone

     

    An exceptional Audit function starts with accomplished leadership

     

    As a skilled and experienced leader, you know how rewarding developing teams can be. At Kent County Council, we’re just as inspired by the challenge of continuous improvement. We now have an exciting opportunity to strengthen and shape our Audit function, as we pursue a strategy of excellence. If you’ve got the drive and expertise to build on our progress, join us here in our beautiful county.

     

    As Head of Internal Audit, you’ll build on the solid foundations of our Audit function – one that supports our strategic objectives by assuring governance, risk management and internal control. You’ll also develop internal audit and counter fraud strategies, and liaise with external auditors. And through supportive, positive leadership, you’ll develop our team’s abilities and their level of expertise. The team already has a solid skillset and impressive dedication. The function has a number of external clients, so there is the opportunity to increase that client base still further. With a five-year review ahead, there’s scope to build on their achievements, mould team structure and potentially increase capacity.

     

    With your guidance, we’ll be known as a modern, well regarded and highly collaborative Audit function that inspires trust. You’ll ensure our professionals have the confidence to take responsibility and skills to make decisions. To make the changes this requires, you’ll need the support of senior managers and our highly experienced Members. Political nous will be essential, along with strong people skills.

     

    We’re also looking for professional qualifications (IIA/CCAB) and proven audit expertise. Ideally, you’ll have gained your experience in the public sector with another local authority. Calm and encouraging, you bring integrity, thoughtful leadership and collaboration. And naturally, you’ll be in tune with the values that underpin our organisation.

     

    Join us, and you’ll enjoy generous rewards and benefits plus a unique working environment. Our county has so much to offer, from beautiful green landscapes to bustling market towns. With unspoilt coastline, historic sites and excellent transport links, you’ll find an amazing home, here in the garden of England.

     

    If you’d like an informal and confidential discussion about this role, please contact our retained CIPFA-Penna consultants: Anthony Hopkin on 07500 042 272 or Philippa Watkins on 07710 098 510 or for further information and to apply visit http://www.kentccseniorrecruitment.com/

     

    Closing Date: 9:00am Friday 12th June 2020

     

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  • Assistant Director, Strategic Finance - City of London Corporation (Close Date: Friday 12th June 2020) - London

    Assistant Director, Strategic Finance

    Up to c£91,000 + benefits

    Central London

     

    No ordinary finance role.

    No ordinary authority.

     

    The City of London Corporation is like no other local authority – and our finances are just as unique. Thoroughly modern but older than Parliament, we serve the heart of the capital. Respected, trusted and influential, we can offer remarkable opportunities to develop, network and learn. As Assistant Director of Strategic Finance, you’ll be on the national stage, building your name and career.

     

    In this key strategic role, you’ll deputise for the Deputy Chamberlain and lead our corporate accounting teams. We’ll look to you for annual revenue and capital budgets, and the financial statement of accounts. You’ll also perform dynamic financial modelling and create our Medium Term Financial Plan. And you’ll do it all in organisation that’s financially secure, with a sophisticated cash flow.

     

    Your work will bring you into contact with Members and senior leaders, who’ll be looking to you for guidance. You must therefore be a confident financial advisor with proven technical expertise. Qualified, experienced and a born strategic thinker, you’ll relish complex challenges such as major capital projects. In fact, you’ll thrive on the opportunity to approach issues with ambition and creativity. Calm, articulate and resilient, you’ll be an excellent manager who explains complex matters clearly.

     

    With the option to work from home one day per week, you’ll enjoy a good work/life balance. You’ll also get the buzz of being part of an organisation that’s embedded in London’s history – and helping to shape its future.

     

    If you’d like an informal and confidential discussion about this role, please contact our retained CIPFA-Penna consultants: Anthony Hopkin on 07500 042 272 or Philippa Watkins on 07710 098 510 or for further information please visit www.citylondoncorpfinance.com

     

    Closing Date: Friday 12th June 2020

     

    The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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