Director for Strategy & Partnerships
Five years ago, we were a local authority in crisis: focused on cuts and on the verge of government intervention. Since then, we’ve been experiencing the fastest turnaround of any council in the UK. So what’s changed? In a nutshell, we refuse to give up; we never stop moving.
Our pragmatic, innovative and bold plan, ‘2020 Vision’ will ensure that we’re getting the basics right; that we’re achieving more; that we’re changing the way we do things.
In this role, you’ll be accountable to the Chief Executive, providing strategic direction, leadership and high-quality advice to officers, the Leader and Elected Members.
With a focus on delivering key outcomes, you’ll be instrumental in helping us to achieve the objectives of the Wirral Plan.
Collaboration is key as you work with other senior leaders in the organisation - and across the Wirral Partnership - to ensure a joined-up, flexible approach to our ambitions.
You’ll also play a leading role in developing Strategic Plans to ensure they are skilfully embedded into strategic and operational frameworks.
Experienced in stakeholder management (internal and external), you’re able to maximise choice and responsiveness for the needs and aspirations of local communities.
An ambassador for Wirral, you manage and develop contracts with supplier and partners, and ensure our reputation (and brand) is articulated at every point of contact.
You’ll also strategically assess progress in other organisations and companies to ensure we’re maintaining a modern, diverse, best practice approach for our customers.
With a relevant management degree (or equivalent), you’ll be skilled in developing strategic plans and leading transformation at a senior management level. Importantly, you’ll maintain an effective performance culture in a large, complex political environment.
Managing the Chief Officers, Senior Managers and officers who report into you, you’ll be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the changing public sector context and the ‘current thinking’ that’s proven to be successful.
To find out more, please visit www.leadwirral.co.uk