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Chief Operating Officer

East Sussex County Council
East Sussex
up to £152,000
Closing date
26 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team
Job role
Chief Executive, Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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East Sussex is a high performing authority serving strong local communities.

Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and coastal towns that are vibrant and inviting, many of our residents are very satisfied with their quality of life. However, a number of our communities are facing significant challenges and rely heavily on the core services that we provide with our partners.

The Chief Operating Officer leads a range of support functions that are critical to the effectiveness of the organisation including Property, Business Operations, Finance and Human Resources & Organisation Development. It also has responsibility for the delivery of IT & Digital, Procurement and Internal Audit services which is provided via our Orbis Partnership with neighbouring councils.

This is your opportunity to build on very strong foundations and help shape the way the whole organisation responds to the challenges of the future. We are investing heavily in our response to the climate emergency and in technology to strengthen both the way we work and to improve the services we offer our communities – just two of the critical areas where you will play a leading role.

You will join a highly talented team of subject matter experts and contribute fully to the experienced and ambitious corporate leadership group that works as One Council. Open minded on your professional background, we will value your collegiate, flexible and innovative approach alongside your ability to build authentic relationships and manage change.

For further information please click on the Apply Button below and for a confidential discussion, please call either Sarah Longbottom or Martin Tucker on 0121 312 3755.

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