Head of Community Services

Fleet, Hampshire
07 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Hart district is a place where tradition and innovation co-exist.

We offer a fantastic quality of life and have been recognised as the best place to live in the UK, whilst still only being 40 minutes from central London. But there’s little traditional in how we operate as a council, and ambitious commercial partnerships and shared services have helped us to establish a business model that's more than fit for the future.

This is a role with a diverse portfolio, and strategic oversight of the services that directly impact on quality of life in our district.

Successful delivery of the Local Plan will be a priority, and it’s essential that you can assure of your ability to engage, negotiate and influence with elected members, community groups and developers.

You’ll also be our strategic lead for our Housing service, which presents an ideal opportunity to ensure planning and housing objectives are aligned.

Finally, you’ll be responsible for Community Safety, delivered through an innovative partnership model.

In a district of our size this is a visible and influential role, and you can expect considerable opportunity to develop your corporate leadership experience.

You’ll need to bring a breadth of perspective, drawing on technical expertise and advice, but retaining a focus on outcomes and corporate objectives.

It’s important that you recognise the political dynamic of this role’s portfolio and that you can work constructively to respond to challenge and scrutiny.

The ability to see beyond the immediate, to anticipate and plan for changes in policy or priorities while maintaining momentum will be key.

To find out more visit www.hart-hcs.co.uk or contact Steve Guest or Sharon Davies at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion. Closing date: 2 October.

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