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Director of Corporate Services

West Lindsey District Council
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
£75,000 - £85,000 plus generous relocation support
Closing date
25 Jan 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Member Services, Policy, Procurement
Job role
Director, Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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West Lindsey District Council’s vision is “a great place to be where people, businesses and communities can thrive and realise their potential”. We have established a clear strategic framework, a whole systems leadership approach and galvanised our committed workforce to assist us make this a reality. Due to the retirement of the current long-standing postholder, we are seeking to recruit a Director of Corporate Services to build upon our sound financial management and develop a team to support our vision and help our people, communities and businesses to reach their full potential.

As the Council’s Section 151 Officer, you will have responsibility for the development of the medium-term financial strategy and provide financial leadership to deliver long-term financial sustainability, optimising the efficient use of resources to support Council activities. As part of the Management Team working across the Council, you will take a holistic and collaborative approach, delivering the best outcomes for residents of West Lindsey; maximising financial resources through a strategic approach to managing budgets, engagement of partners and suppliers, and scrutinising performance and demand in consultation with elected members.

In addition, you will be responsible for Property and Assets, Human Resources, Democratic Services (including Elections) and Communications. (A new post has been created of Assistant Director – People and Democratic Services that will report to the Corporate Director and is designated as Monitoring Officer.)

You will be joining an outstanding team that is ready for success, as shown by the successful Levelling Up Fund bid which secured £10.274m towards a £17m programme to re-shape the town centre of Gainsborough. In addition, the organisation has a capital programme of £33m which you will be expected to lead, manage and assist in its delivery in the most commercially appropriate way.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience and understanding of local authority finance with demonstrable commercial acumen, along with organisational and strategic leadership. You will demonstrate success in working across systems and beyond organisational boundaries. With a track record of utilising resources to optimise outcomes, you will be motivated by the opportunity to make an impact, delivering value for the people of West Lindsey.

We have a clear vision that focuses on enabling people, communities and businesses to realise their full potential. If you would like to be part of our journey to make this vision reality, then please click on Apply or contact Gary Evans (07809 195 593) or Sundas Gull (07545 318 869).

Closing date is Tuesday 25  January 2021.

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