We are seeking an inspirational and imaginative leader for our Communities Directorate, with a brief to continue our journey of improving and modernising service delivery whilst keeping a tight control of the finances.
The right candidate will have exceptional communication and leadership skills, a proven record of forming and maintaining effective partnership relationships as we as leading transformational change
At a challenging time for the public sector we want to recruit an Executive Director with the ambition, experience and drive to deliver a vision for the future of this wide-ranging Directorate which covers adult social care, children and family services and public health. You will play a key corporate role in our wider organisation reporting directly to the Chief Executive and have the newly created role of Deputy CX.
As a Council we have established strong partnerships with our service users, community groups, schools, providers and other employers. Maintaining and expanding these relationships is crucial to the future of the Council and you will need the personal skills to be able to undertake this.
In return, West Berkshire can offer you an excellent place in which to live and work, with beautiful countryside, bustling towns, culture, sport and heritage on the doorstep.
Newbury is only an hour’s drive from London, Bristol and Oxford.
We are proud of our Council and its many achievements to date including our recent Ofsted rating of “Good” for Children & Family Services and we encourage all applicants to discuss the post further, and arrange a visit to our offices.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 29 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days depending on local government service.
For a detailed discussion or visit, please contact Nick Carter, Chief Executive on 01635 519101 or email [email protected]
To apply for the role please click here to complete an online application form.
Closing date: 12th June 2018
Interview Dates: 10th & 11th July 2018
To apply for this job please visit ats-westberkshire.jobsgopublic.com.