Head of Operational and Commercial Services

£66,273.48 per annum
16 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full time

This is genuinely an exciting time to be joining Copeland Borough Council in a newly created senior role.  Copeland BC is a modernising, progressive authority led by an Independent Elected Mayor with a corporate strategy focused on “working smarter” together with ambitious plans for commercialisation to ensure Copeland is a better place for its residents to live and work and for others to visit, invest and do business.  Located on the west coast of Cumbria it is a unique and memorable borough, with an extensive western coastline around the main town of Whitehaven with some of the world's most fantastic scenery among the mountains and lakes of Lake District National Park.

We are looking for a professional with ambition and inspirational leadership qualities, with operational service, commercial experience, financial savvy and business acumen to take up the new post of “Head of Operational and Commercial Services”.

The successful post holder will have an extensive knowledge and understanding of fast moving and complex operating environments, preferably both statutory services and commercial trading, and be committed to the principles of public service.

You will have a demonstrable track record of successful corporate management and participation in the formulation and implementation of corporate objectives, policies and strategies within a multi-disciplinary organisation.

You will have a proven history of managing projects and change management, and, have the ability to effectively manage and motivate corporate service teams whilst demonstrating commitment and ability to meet performance targets with effective resource planning skills.

This leadership role will make a major contribution to the Council’s cultural and transformational change agenda and will seize opportunities and embrace challenges to ensure that we become more commercially focused and move towards financial sustainability whilst delivering high quality services and responding to emerging needs. 

Your commercial knowledge, operational experience and your understanding of how to develop and use strategic assets will ensure the Council is fully optimising development opportunities. Your passion to get the best outcomes for our residents, businesses and communities will secure your position in a unique rural Borough which consistently punches above its weight, is proud of its past and energised for its future.

We want to hear from you if you have a positive attitude, feel you can make a significant contribution to our continued growth and success, believe implicitly in transformation and putting our residents first, and, want to experience the best work/life balance in an outstanding environment.

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th October 2019 (12 p.m.)

1st Stage Interview Date: Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October 2019

2nd Stage Interview Date: Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October 2019

To request an application pack please e-mail info@copeland.gov.uk or you can complete an application form online at http://www.copeland.gov.uk/content/job-vacancies.  Alternatively telephone 01946 598300 to contact our Customer Services Centre.