Just a 25-minute train journey from the centre of London, Dacorum occupies an enviable location just outside of the M25 and is home to the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring. Dacorum is an active and green place which is a centre of business, enterprise and ambition.
This is a fantastic time to join Dacorum Borough Council. We’re assembling a new leadership team, so you’ll join us at a key time where you can really make a difference. We’re looking for talented and committed individuals, who offer proven expertise and capabilities in their own professional area, but who can also offer the wider strategic perspective and leadership skills to shape a progressive, collaborative and effective organisational culture.
This role has the potential to touch on every aspect of the council’s activities, developing the council’s commercial strategy to identify and pursue opportunities to develop existing income streams and convert new opportunities.
Enhancing our commercial performance will be a vital element in ensuring a sustainable and self-sufficient organisation and will fuel our capacity to deliver better outcomes for our customers.
You’ll provide strategic leadership across the following key areas:
- Procurement and contracted services
- Finance (including S151 officer)
- Legal and Democratic Services
It’s essential that you can balance commercial expectations against good governance and sound financial principles, and you will work with service leads to ensure that a thorough approach to risk management underpins all that we do, and that elected members can make decisions on commercial programmes that are well informed and evidence based.
We expect that you’ll already have a proven track record of delivering against income targets, through enhancing current practice and identifying new opportunities. You’ll have a proven understanding of what’s required to translate good ideas into robust business plans, and subsequent delivery programmes.
Please click apply below to find out more or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.
Closing date: 7 February 2022