Executive Director of Corporate Services

£116,000 - £132,000 + benefits
11 Apr 2019
17 May 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work where we are able to offer you a wide range of both challenging and rewarding career development opportunities. At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.  

The key role of Executive Director of Corporate Services will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational performance of the range of ‘core’ business enabling functions which underpin the delivery of Council services and responsibilities.  These include Finance & Customer Services, Governance & Compliance (including Legal, Audit & Risk and Democratic Services) and Corporate Transformation (including HR, ICT, Business Change, Communications and Performance).  You will lead a team of qualified and experienced directors to provide effective advice, support and guidance to the service directorates to ensure the delivery of our transformation agenda and to provision of high quality services.

We’re looking for a robust, professional leader with demonstrable experience of operating as the senior director of enabling services in a local authority setting. You will be Degree-educated (or equivalent) with a balance of sector and commercial skills to support the provision of high quality, enabling services.  A team player, your experience will provide balance to the existing executive team in driving the organisation forward through an exciting period of change.  Analytical, creative and politically aware, you’ll be an ambassador for the Council, with excellent people skills, political acumen and a clear customer focus.

Key responsibilities will be to provide clear professional leadership and collaborative working with partners to establish and deliver a framework to meet shared strategic objectives within the agreed budget framework through effective performance and risk management. Your management style will model positive leadership behaviours, empowering, engaging and encouraging your teams to live the Council’s values and behaviours, to facilitate achievement of the Corporate Vision.  In addition, you will play an influential role in enhancing performance and efficiency across the Council, working effectively with lead Members and Council officers.

We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you have the ambition, passion and drive, share your expertise with us and we will provide you with the opportunity to influence, develop and grow with an exceptional team.

For an informal discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle on 07500 887849, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.

Visit cheshireeastleaders.com to find out more.

Closing date: Friday 17th May 2019