East Sussex
c. £95,000 per annum
16 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

At Wealden, we are proud of our strong track record of delivering change across a wide range of services, having embedded and strengthened our approach to meet ongoing challenges. We are determined to continue our work with residents to build resilience and prosperity within the District. With a blend of market towns surrounded by picturesque rural scenery, it is crucial that the area remains attractive to both residents and businesses, whilst continuing to flourish and grow.

Following the appointment of our new Acting Chief Executive and the reshaping of our Corporate Management Team, this is an exciting time to join the Council as we drive forward an ambitious development agenda. To support these plans, we seek a Director of Customer & Community Services to lead a busy and prosperous portfolio of work to ensure excellence in our customer, housing, waste, revenues and benefits, property and public health services, driving commercial initiatives to exploit new opportunities and to ensure our financial sustainability.

With a digital platform that positions us at the forefront of customer engagement, there is little standing in our way to continue as a flagship authority in East Sussex.

Our new Director will be an experienced leader, ideally within a district or unitary authority, with skills/experience relevant to the services in that portfolio. A sharp strategic thinker with strong commercial flair, you will be passionate about our community and play a key role in its future development. If you want to work with a forward-thinking authority that places great emphasis on doing what’s right for its communities, then we want to hear from you.

A relocation package may be available in appropriate cases.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact our retained consultants at Penna

Ben Cox on 07809 374692, Helen Anderson on 07936 329908 or Michael Earnshaw on 020 3849 2688.

Closing date: 14th September 2018.

Interview date: 24th September 2018