Brighton & Hove is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. Our diverse and vibrant community is passionate about the city and there’s a shared commitment to celebrating and promoting all that makes Brighton & Hove so unique. We also welcome more than 11 million visitors to the city each year as a worldwide destination of choice.
The Economy, Environment and Culture directorate works with city and city region partners supporting low carbon economic growth and maintaining an attractive, connected, and well-run city for our residents, businesses and visitors. It’s leading the city’s programme of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and progress towards carbon neutrality by 2030.
As Executive Director you’ll also have the crucial role of working with and supporting elected members, senior officers, and partners in the city to help implement the council’s strategic vision of a ‘a fairer and more sustainable city’, underpinned by the priorities in our 2020-2023 Corporate Plan.
Now is a great time to join Brighton & Hove City Council, to help deliver our plans focussing on a number of key areas, such as delivering on our cultural, social, and economic recovery as we emerge from the pandemic. We have major regeneration plans across the city such as the Black Rock rejuvenation project, Kingsway to the Sea scheme, and our Eastern seafront master plan, as well as working towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030. This is a central role for someone to make their mark in helping us transform our coastal city and the services we deliver like never before.
Our success however, in common with all cities across the country, masks issues related to poverty, inequality and fairness. This is against a backdrop of ongoing reductions in local government funding, rising demand for our services, and the impact of COVID-19.
Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means you’ll be joining one of the largest employers in Sussex and an organisation that’s active in its community and developing its transformative journey so we can continue to do the best for the city. For us, a fairer city with a sustainable future is a:
- City to call home
- City working for all
- Stronger city
- Growing and learning city
- Sustainable city
- Healthy and caring city
We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from all ethnic minorities as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Hybrid team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration whilst prioritising customer needs.
With this being a leadership role, the successful candidate will have an important role to play in role modelling this way of working. Subject to the above we will support individuals to achieve a balance between work and home, and to take advantage of the flexibility available wherever possible while meeting organisational needs.
Hybrid working options would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about Our People Promise, our Fair and Inclusive Action Plan, our Anti-racism Strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce.
For further information please visit https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/director-eec
For a confidential discussion, please contact:
Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or email Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Bembridge on 07739 985 331 or email email@example.com
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Closing date 20th June 2022