Strategic Director / Deputy Chief Executive


Strategic Director / Deputy Chief Executive
£105,490 - £115,840

It’s rare to have the opportunity to take the lead on the place agenda in two distinct locations. That’s why it’s essential that this person is a versatile and adaptable leader, who can tailor their approach to both of our geographical areas, while identifying the shared opportunities and synergies that both councils can take advantage of.

You’ll join the councils’ leadership team, which is made up of the Joint Chief Executive and one other strategic director. As Deputy Chief Executive you’ll play a highly visible corporate role, working closely with elected members and key stakeholders from both council areas. As Strategic Director you’ll act as the organisational lead across a diverse portfolio of services that include:

  • Customer and Data Insight
  • Resources
  • Policy
  • Transformation

We don’t have a fixed view of your professional background, other than you’ll be an accomplished organisational leader who is politically experienced and astute, and who can bring a highly flexible and creative to rethinking how vital public services can be delivered across two organisations. You’ll have the strategic vision to imagine what council services can look like in years to come, and the practical leadership skills to create a clear roadmap to deliver this.

It's vital that you offer highly developed relationship building skills and a commitment to the principles of co-design. And, as a visible leader within the councils, you’ll play a central role in articulating the rationale for change to colleagues and building support and impetus behind the transformation programme.

Success in the role will identify you as a highly capable local authority leader, and you can be assured that you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in a highly diverse range of settings.

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