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Assistant Director of Economy & Culture
Salary £80-93k pa
London Borough of Lambeth (with hybrid-working, alternative / flexible working options are available)
Reporting to Lambeth Council’s newly-promoted Director, Economy, Culture & Skills, and as a key member of the Climate and Inclusive Growth Directorate Management Team, you will play a critical role in continuing the development of an inclusive economy in one of London’s most exciting boroughs.
Leading a high-performing team of enthusiastic and committed professionals, you will be tasked with leading all our delivery and commissioning activity, including inward investment services, sector and cluster growth initiatives (including workspace projects), cultural programming and employment and training commissioned services.
Located in the heart of South London, Lambeth Borough is a vibrant community of over 317,600 residents. Stretching from the dynamic neighbourhoods of Streatham and West Norwood in the South to, Brixton, Clapham, Vauxhall the iconic landmarks of Waterloo in the North, we are proud to be the ninth largest borough in London. Our diversity is our strength, with more than 130 languages spoken, making Lambeth the home of the Windrush generation, London's largest LGBTQ+ community, and a thriving Portuguese-speaking community.
With exceptional schools, lush green spaces including Brockwell Park, cultural gems like the Black Cultural Archives, and world-renowned institutions such as St Thomas's Hospital, the Southbank Centre and National Theatre, Lambeth offers an enriching and dynamic environment.
It is an exciting time to join Lambeth Council. We have bold ambitions for the future of Lambeth’s communities and residents through our Lambeth 2030 Plan ‘Our Future, Our Lambeth. To deliver on these ambitions, we have embarked on our transformational One Lambeth Programme ensuring we are ‘connected by purpose’ in everything we do to deliver excellence. Our approach is encapsulated in our One Lambeth Values and Behaviours: equity, ambition, kindness and accountability.
This role calls for an experienced professional who can evidence that they have the ability to develop and deliver a range of high-profile economic regeneration and cultural strategies and projects.
Excellent communication skills and partnership working capabilities will be required for success.
If you are looking for a fresh and stimulating opportunity with an inclusive and supportive team, then look no further.
To download the candidate briefing pack and apply for this role please click the "apply" link below. For a confidential discussion please call Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or Zara Bruton on 07743 980 867.
(Closing Date : Sunday 7th January 2024, midnight.)
Director of Relational Practice (Children’s Services)
Salary up to £120k pa
London Borough of Camden (with hybrid-working, alternative / flexible working options are available)
We’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind
This newly-created role is a unique and exciting opportunity to make a real difference for children and young people in the London Borough of Camden and nationally.
Reporting to the Executive Director for Children & Learning, and a key member of the Directorate Management Team, you will play a vital role in the development of children and learning services and will be responsible for providing leadership across workforce development, quality assurance and relational practice.
Leading a high-performing, supportive and cohesive team, you will be tasked with:
• Developing our relational model (based upon systemic principles, and rooted in a restorative, strengths-based approach to working with families) and embedding this approach to practice across the Children and Learning Directorate.
• Leading Camden’s Centre for Relational Practice – providing the capacity to support learning across the council, as well as working with partners and external organisations.
• Providing relational leadership at a national level to amplify the influence of relational practice in the delivery of public sector services, enhance our profile and external reputation, and increase capacity to shape the national response to social care reforms.
• Representing the council in a range of regional and national forums.
This is a politically restricted post, and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
Camden is a place where everyone can thrive and the council is committed to all its children having the best start in life: enjoying an excellent school experience in an ambitious and inclusive environment, and having opportunities to lead flourishing lives.
We’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind.
Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our people by visiting www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories
This role calls for a qualified social worker who is an experienced practitioner with a strong track-record of leadership across local authority children’s services.
You’ll need in-depth theoretical knowledge of social work and systemic family therapy, with experience of supervising clinicians and designing and delivering professional development programmes.
If you are looking for a fresh and stimulating opportunity with an inclusive and supportive team, then look no further. Please apply with a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter, and for a confidential discussion please call Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or Carol Coyle 07500 887 849.
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Applications Deadline Thursday, 4th January 2024
Deputy City Solicitor – (Deputy Monitoring Officer)
Up to £101,430
A City of Growth, Opportunity & Innovation
Salford is an ambitious, ever-changing city with an exciting future as a thriving cultural, economic, and residential location. A mixture of modern and historic, urban and countryside, There’s a real buzz around the place. From Media City, Salford Quays through to RHS Bridgewater – Salford has grown rapidly and there’s more to be done to help us reach our true potential.
As for you, you’re an inspirational lawyer who’s a proven leader, and you’re passionate about delivering strong outcomes within a complex organisation. Politically astute, you can work across boundaries, collaborating to get the job done.
Your command of law as it relates to local authorities is second to none. And you can clearly explain complex issues of law and democratic procedure to senior colleagues. Right now, you could be a practising solicitor, barrister, or a chartered legal executive.
You’ll support the City Solicitor through the delivery of strategic plans, ensuring our decision making is legal, fair, and made within proper governance arrangements. Regularly deputising, you’ll also be the Deputy Monitoring Officer.
Leading our democratic and governance services alongside the development and delivery of legal services through our shared legal service with Manchester, you’ll work with the directorate senior leadership team and as part of the wider leadership team, to deliver our ‘Great Eight’ priorities for a fairer, greener, and healthier Salford. You’ll collaborate with everyone from the Elected Mayor and Chief Executive to the Corporate Management Team, Cabinet, and all elected members providing expert guidance on the law and our core decision making.
Closing Date: 29th November 2023
Executive Director of Change and Innovation
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
Salary: £162,096 - £214,119
This isn’t just a job.
This is the future of half a million people.
This is a team of 3,000, ready to do things differently.
This is a chance to change the game in public service delivery.
This a job like no other.
Seven years ago, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils came together to do something quite unique – a single workforce serving two boroughs and delivering services for over half a million residents; a whole slice of London and the range of challenges and opportunity the capital has to offer.
Working across inner and outer London, with two political administrations and two sovereign identities, but an entirely integrated workforce, there's no one else like us, and there’s no other role like this.
This is the biggest change leadership role in London local government, with the chance to lead a large-scale programme that directly impacts the lives of over half a million people. We serve two very different parts of London, with distinct communities and unique demographics, each with its own set of challenges, but both vibrant in culture, diverse in needs and abundant in opportunity.
As Executive Director of Change and Innovation, you’ll lead our change agenda and be instrumental to our success. Your portfolio will span Organisational Development and Human Resources, Digital Transformation, Insight and Analytics, IT and Customer Experience, as well as the Change Programme team. The broad framework for Richmond and Wandsworth’s change programme has been agreed and significant resources have been allocated to take this forward, but working with elected members, you will have significant scope to determine how the programme develops and be involved in the appointment of other senior positions fundamental to its delivery.
With increasing demand, financial pressures and ambitious political priorities to deliver, we are clear that our high performing councils will need to move to another level to keep delivering for our residents and that the only way to do more with less is through fundamental changes in how we work. Through our people, technology and innovation we need to redefine our services: modernise, streamline and progress at a pace. This is a unique opportunity to think bigger and lead by example– not only by breaking barriers and spearheading change but by shaping our vision and developing a culture that embraces difference, champions creativity and nurtures innovation; putting people at the centre of everything you do.
• Spearhead corporate strategic change and service redesign initiatives.
• Lead significant values-led organisational development projects to make Richmond and Wandsworth Councils a great employer and secure the workforce we need to serve our residents
• Drive innovation in digital and customer experience strategies.
• Champion diversity, equality, and inclusion across all functional areas.
• A strategic thinker with proven leadership capabilities and a track record of delivery.
• Experienced in major organisational transformation programmes
• Committed to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion.
• Resilient and self-reliant, ready to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment.
• Excited about delivering change to improve the lives of residents of Richmond and Wandsworth
This is not just another job; it’s a career-defining opportunity.
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Closing Date: 10th December 2023
Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer
Salary: Up to £113,000
Location: Southend-on-Sea City / Hybrid
If you are an ambitious and inspirational senior leader with significant experience in managing complex legal services and one who thrives on driving improvement and culture change, this role could be perfect for you.
We are a dynamic and forward-thinking local authority, on a significant journey. Southend-on-Sea is a city like no other. It’s a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and can-do city, with a great cultural scene and a place of business enterprise, escapism and fun. We are committed to excellence, integrity, and innovation. As we continue our journey to success, we are seeking a Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer to join our team and play a crucial role in shaping our strategy and ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements.
We are looking for strong leadership from someone who has a track record of empowering others to achieve the best in governance and all-round decision making for the Council. You will be lead advisor to the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and elected members on all matters relating to constitutional services. You will be responsible for a range of Council services that includes:
- Monitoring Officer for the Council
- Legal services
- Land charges
As the Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer, you will; undertake the statutory role of the Monitoring Officer for the City Council, lead and take responsibility for strategy and corporate matters. You will lead on the development of positive relationships with members, responsible for promoting good conduct and effective decision making with both internal and external stakeholders.
To achieve our goals, you’ll be a leader who innovates and can lead a high-quality team, support our corporate governance and the wider development of strategic relationships with partners and stakeholders. You will promote a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging creativity and the sharing of ideas and placing great importance on collaboration.
To be successful in this role you’ll bring experience of working at monitoring officer or deputy level; and be capable of providing balanced strategic advice and guidance in a political setting and be committed to working with elected members, partners, and communities.
To find out more and to apply, please visit https://southendcityleadership.co.uk/
For a confidential discussion please call Amin Aziz on 07709 514 141 or Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550.
Closing Date: 10th December 2023