Director of Place and Communities

Salary £76,000
07 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Ashfield as a place and as a Council is beginning to realise its potential.

With a Leader and Chief Executive leading a positive and proactive culture our Place agenda is at the heart of our renaissance.

We require an inspirational and ambitious leader to help drive our continued transformation and corporate plan. Our local economy is dynamic with exciting new developments and established commercial and industrial centres, Ashfield has a proud heritage and positive future.

As the Director for Place and Communities you will provide strategic and operational leadership across a range of key services including Waste, Environment, Transport, Community Protection, Environmental Health, Planning, Locality and Communities and Regeneration.

Not only will you lead, motivate and develop the Council’s Place and Communities Directorate, you will be a strong team player helping develop our organisational culture and work on cross-cutting corporate projects. With a focus on customer service and the ability to build successful and effective partnerships, you will ensure strong, productive relationships with our strategic partners and principal stakeholders.

You will possess a demonstrable record of senior leadership and able to evidence senior management experience, gained in one or more of the key service areas.

An excellent understanding of communities and people is crucial.

Essentially you are: talented, politically astute, customer focused, resilient, enthusiastic, innovative and able to lead others.

As part of the Council’s Senior Leadership Team you will help shape the Council’s future and make your own.

The Council is a great place to work valuing our employees and offering an attractive benefits package.

As a flexible employer, the Council is open to flexible working in this role so please discuss this with us during the recruitment process.

For more information about this exciting role take a look at

To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement to

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Robert Mitchell CEO on 01623 457251.

All other enquires should be forwarded to the HR Team on 01623 463249 or

Closing date: 21 September 2017.

Assessment Centre: 5 October 2017 (successful candidates will be invited to a final interview)

Final Interviews: 9 October 2017.