Executive Director of Corporate Services – West Northamptonshire Council

Up to £140k
26 Nov 2020
11 Dec 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Northamptonshire has a lot to offer – a great history, thriving industries and beautiful towns. And with excellent transport links, we’re also an easily accessible place, situated right in the heart of England. We’re proud of our heritage, but we’re really excited about tomorrow. Join us as Executive Director for Corporate Services and you’ll enjoy a unique opportunity to shape the future of West Northamptonshire.

In this critical role, you’ll be part of a senior leadership team that’s set to transform services and put residents right at the heart of our plans. Your challenge? To lead vital corporate teams to empower the organisation to serve our communities well.

You’ll be the overall strategic lead across key enabling services including IT, Legal & Democratic Services, Transformation, Customer & Corporate Services and HR. You’ll see that each area performs at its best, developing staff, delivering corporate strategies and supporting all Council directorates. At the same time, you’ll play a key role in helping to shape the Council by overseeing our transformation journey. It means leading organisational and cultural change, ensuring robust governance and striving to make our vision a reality.

Day to day, you’ll be advising Council leaders, especially on transformation progress. That means you will bring plenty of senior experience. With a proven ability to lead business or corporate services, plus great communication skills, you’ll be an inspiring manager, a trusted adviser and a driven leader who’s passionate about serving the community.

You’ll join us at an exciting time, as we create a brand-new large unitary Council for North and West Northamptonshire. While we’re going to operate independently from one another, we’re also going to work in harmony. After all, we want the same thing – for our residents and communities to thrive. We’ve got the chance to be bold, creative and do things differently. Join us.

For further information go to http://www.shapethefuturenorthants.co.uk/ or contact our retained consultants at Penna, Helen Alwell on 07809 905467, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

Closing date: 11th December 2020.