Associate Director – Community

Slough, Berkshire
£80,912 to £94,371
08 Oct 2020
16 Nov 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

This is a once in a generation opportunity to reimagine Slough Borough Council and play an active and pivotal role in modernising the way our council operates. We are looking for aspirational leaders of change, who are committed to leading a positive culture, who bring innovation, and are not afraid of continued growth and challenge. Senior leaders who deliver excellence whilst working collaboratively, to build a world class organisation.

Following the creation of 12 Associate Director posts eight of which have been filled internally we are now looking externally for four Associate Directors; the remit of each will be to work right across the Council as part of a brand-new Leadership team whilst calling upon their own specific areas of specialism with which to build, develop and facilitate their own portfolios: 

·     Strategy & Improvement

·     Adult Social Care Operations

·     Finance & Commercial, and

·     Community

As our Associate Director – Community your main areas of focus will be Housing (in a “needs and demand” sense – not buildings, repairs and construction) and Communities including Neighbourhoods, Leisure, Libraries, Communities and Community Learning and to a smaller extent Culture and Events responsible for a budget of £10-12M and a team 120 employees. A very outwardly facing role and following a largely Localities model you will drive forward an up-skilling and self-sufficiency strategy across our communities.

Whilst open to any background within which you’ve been working you must have an understanding of housing particularly legislative requirements and be resilient whilst being an excellent listener and have solid understanding when it comes to the needs of our community.

Integral to the success of our significant change and improvement programme you will be a future-focussed visionary able to handle a challenging ever-changing environment whilst inspiring others to join you on our journey.

For more information and to apply please contact our retained consultants at Osborne Thomas at or via phone on 020 3280 3671. Alternatively, you can view our microsite at for more information.

Closing date: 16th November.