Executive Director, Communities and Public Protection

West Sussex
07 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Our County Council is changing at pace to successfully tackle our challenges and capture the opportunities for all our communities in West Sussex. We are more than confident we have the ingredients to succeed. We are now seeking an Executive Director to join our Leadership Team to help shape and deliver our corporate ambitions on behalf of our communities.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for leading the relationships with our communities and develop the long term partnerships with our community which will be necessary for improving the outcomes for all our residents.

As part of the Executive Leadership Team, you’ll help develop our strategy, ensuring it meets political objectives, and establishes appropriate and deliverable priorities. You’ll also build strong relationships, particularly with key community groups, as well as the voluntary and the third sector. Ultimately, it’s about forging partnerships that positively impact all of our residents. That way, you’ll increasingly make sure our communities become strong enough to help themselves, and one another, in times of crisis. 

This isn’t your ordinary Director role. Which is why we’re looking for someone with the attitude, ambition and behaviour to become a strategic leader in this modern approach working beyond traditional boundaries. You’ll come with a substantial record of senior leadership achievement. You’ll also have experience of working efficiently and impartially with elected members, and supporting democratic decision-making processes. With a history of successfully forging and maintaining working partnerships with communities, you’ll nurture the development, design and delivery of services that reflect their needs. You’ll also have strong business acumen, and the ability to create a commercial environment where the management of cost and customer satisfaction is paramount. Ultimately, you’ll be partnership orientated and able to build effective relationships – even with those who might be initially reluctant.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Chris Barrow on 0203 829 9754. For more information and to apply, please visit www.westsussexrecruitment.com

Closing date: 26 September 2017