Skip to main content

This job has expired

Service Director Community Services

Cornwall Council
£85,508 - £119,913 (hybrid working negotiable)
Closing date
17 Jan 2024

Job Details

Our vision is to enable vibrant, safe, supportive communities, where we work in partnership, supporting communities, residents and visitors to safely enjoy our rich community life and to help people to stay active and healthy for longer.

This role will be at the vanguard of creating the brighter future that Cornwall’s communities deserve. Your principal priorities will be providing a class-leading housing options service, shaping a future strategy for leisure and culture, and working to build resilient communities, empowered to make local decisions. In common with other local authorities, we face a range of challenges; but we’ve an ambitious vision for our county, and the resources to deliver it.

So it’s one of the most exciting places to bring your talents. Whether your career to date has been in housing or another discipline, you will have an impressive track record of working strategically and in partnership to build a strong, forward-looking service. Candidates will bring exceptional professional capability, a visible and inspiring leadership style, and an inclusive philosophy of continuous improvement. Able to work at all levels of the council, including advising elected members, you’ll be ready for a truly corporate role that will improve life for thousands of residents.

To arrange an informal conversation with our advising consultants, Dawn Faulkner or Sarah Longbottom, please call 0121 312 3755.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.



Cornwall has an area of 354,628 hectares and is the second largest county in the region in terms of area but has a relatively low population density. Cornwall comprises the westernmost part of the southwest peninsula, and has an estimated 697 kilometres of coastline including the lower reaches of the main estuaries, the longest of any English county. The sea forms the northern, southern and western boundaries. To the east, Cornwall's border with Devon is formed by the River Tamar, which forms a physical and cultural divide with the rest of Great Britain, for all but 18 km of its length. The Isles of Scilly lie 45 km off Lands End.  The nearest major centre outside the county, Plymouth, is 125 km from Penzance, while Bristol, the regional centre, is 290 km from Penzance, with London 450 km away. The distance between the north and south coasts varies from 72 km at the eastern boundary to as little as 8 km at the western end of the county between Hayle and Marazion. In length Cornwall measures a maximum of 132 km between Lands End and the northeastern boundary at Morwenstow.  Despite a past history of mining, tourism has gradually developed into one of the major industries and there has been some more recent development of the manufacturing industry. Farming is still a key contributor to the local economy and agriculture is the predominant land use. In more recent times Cornwall has seen developments in its renewable energy sector and knowledge economy led, in part, by the creation of the new Combined Universities in Cornwall. The fishing and marine industries contribute greatly to the character of Cornwall.



Company info
0300 1234 100
County Hall
Treyew Road
United Kingdom

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert