Interim Director of Environment, Housing & Regeneration - Covering Pending Perm Appointed
£900 per day - INSIDE IR35
29 hours per week
The new Interim Director will play a critical role in leading and delivering these corporate priorities against a backdrop of additional challenges such as local population growth and the changing face of our retail centres. Adoption and delivery of the local plan will be critical in addressing increasing pressure on development and available sites to provide housing and affordable homes as well as stimulating growth in the economy. Added to this is the real challenge of trying to balance the climate change agenda with growth. The pressure for development and the need to ensure good quality open space compete. It is important that this post complements the skill mix of Leadership Team and facilitate future evolution to deliver the Vision and 4 Year Plan.
The role will be pivotal in helping support the Council and its partners to take a strong lead in maintaining the correct balance between protecting the environment and enabling growth in employment and housing. The post holder will need to possess a strong operational focus to help support the delivery of key services and strategies and be equally comfortable leading corporate and partnership initiatives.
A strong track record of working closely with strategic partners including local authorities, the police, and the LEP will be required. The client are seeking a specialist with a background in managing a reduction in homelessness during this interim period as well as support for the Chief Executive while the permanent recruitment takes place. There will also be an opportunity to influence and support with the Council's recovery plans. Strong political acumen and significant experience of working within a political environment together with their ability to influence will be paramount in working on this hugely important agenda critical to the council's success.
The successful candidate must also not only possess the leadership and management skills and behaviours required of our Leadership Team but be able to win the hearts and minds of the hard working and dedicated officers.
The post holder will to provide management support for the following Heads of Service:-
* Head of Operational Services
* Head of Housing and Community Services
* Head of Property and Regeneration
* Head of Planning
If you are interested in this role, please apply with a copy of your CV and contact Ben Rose with any further queries on 023 9387 6022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.