West Yorkshire Joint Services (WYJS) is set within a unique and diverse urban complex with five West Yorkshire local authorities – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, which formed a Mayoral Combined Authority since March 2020. Located at the heart of the UK, West Yorkshire has an abundant history and is a major commercial and cultural centre, surrounded by beautiful environment with the scenic valleys of Airedale and Wharfedale and deeply etched valleys of Rivers Aire and Calder, descending from the Pennine.
We are now seeking an experienced, politically astute and skilled leader, with proven abilities on change and business management who can demonstrate an ability to manage resources effectively. This role represents a truly unique opportunity for an exceptional individual who can combine their commercial acumen, political awareness and personal resilience to work with and develop our management team and to support our focus on ensuring that things are done ‘right first time’ and support our vision to enable social and economic prosperity and develop sustainable communities.
You will bring an understanding of working in a political environment and have developed effective and inclusive stakeholder and partnership working, with an ability to work with elected members and colleagues across the local authorities. As the Director for WYJS, you will manage, develop and lead, the organisation in delivering the Joint Services Committees aims and objectives and the statutory functions of the 5 Local Authorities.
If this excites you and you have the drive and ambition to be successful in driving our vision forward, then we want to hear from you. To apply for this role, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV, contact details, along with a supporting statement that sets out how you meet the essential criteria set out in the role profile to firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more or have an informal chat with Councillor Les Shaw, Wakefield please contact him on 07827 283103, or please click apply below.
Closing Date: 6th February 2022
Technical Interview: 25th February 2022 – to be held virtually via Teams
Member Appointment Panel (Provisional dates): 3rd or 4th March 2022, WYJS, Morley Leeds