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Director of Governance & Development (Monitoring Officer)

Cotswold District Council
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
£85,000 (+ relocation package £8,000)
Closing date
3 Oct 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Public and Third sector, Central Government
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The Cotswolds is recognised as one of the most desirable places to live and visit in the South West. Internationally renowned and loved by tourists for its breath-taking scenery, quaint villages and rural charm.  But this role isn’t a ‘quiet little number’ in the Cotswolds. It’s an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our senior management team, to lead, influence and shape decisions that really do make a difference.

This is an exciting time for us, as we adapt and look at ways we can deliver more innovative services for our customers. As a proactive and visionary Council, we like to get things done. We’re keen to embrace the future and tackle challenges head on for the benefit of our businesses and communities. We are taking action to address the Climate Emergency, provide housing using modern and environmentally sustainable methods of construction which are truly affordable and working with partners to promote economic growth and ensure that the Cotswolds has a highly skilled workforce fit for the modern economy.   

As Director of Governance and Development, and as part of the Corporate Leadership Team, you’ll be working really closely with the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive as together we deliver our exciting and ambitious Corporate Plan. You’ll create strong relationships with our Members, partners, and stakeholders, providing expert advice and guidance to ensure exemplary and forward thinking service delivery.

You’ll be working as part of a great team, responsible for ensuring that the council has effective corporate governance arrangements in place and that our Members receive first class training and development to make them the best they can be.   Reporting to the Chief Executive, this role includes responsibility to discharge the statutory duties as the Council’s Monitoring Officer. You’ll use your aptitude, experience and ‘can do’ attitude to ensure that the council fulfils its lawful obligations and functions and delivers the Corporate Plan priorities in accordance with the law and principles of good governance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking council that’s always ready to embrace new ideas. Regardless of whether you have a legal background - this role could be for you.

If you are a passionate individual who enjoys working at collaboratively with colleagues – please contact Julie Towers - or Az Ahmed – / 07717 810 481 for a confidential conversation. Alternatively, further information on the role please click on the Apply Button below.

Closing date Sunday 3rd October 2021

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