Head of Implementation

Cambourne and Cambridge
up to £52, 961 plus a 15% annual delivery payment*
06 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Cambridgeshire is one of the fastest growing places in the UK and yet enjoys an exceptional quality of life, just 45 minutes from London.  Our newly created Greater Cambridge Planning Service, a shared planning service between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, requires outstanding people to support the implementation phase and help us to deliver for our people and communities, one of the best planning services in the Country.  We are firmly focused on the future and are seeking a Head of Implementation to help us get there.

This influential senior role is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and passionate individual who is currently working or has worked in a strategic partnership environment to lead and manage the implementation of the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service.

We require an exceptional individual who has the experience of managing complex programme including multiple projects using a recognised project management methodology. Experience in the delivery of technology upgrades and of managing the integration of complex, high profile, politically sensitive and people focused organisations into a single new service, driven by a shared culture will be important. 

The ideal candidate will have leadership experience of successfully delivering complex programmes of work in a complex and sometimes challenging environment, with a proven track record of effective relationship management including experience of using influencing and persuading skills at an executive and political level.

The successful candidate will arrive at a hugely exciting time for us – with a joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, unrivalled growth and a dedicated workforce, we are committed to reshape the services and create a world class planning service.

For further information about the role including the full role profile can be found by visiting www.greatercambridgesharedplanning.com or for an informal conversation please call Marcia Williams (020 7426 3374) or Gary Evans (0113 205 6080) of GatenbySanderson.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

Interviews and Assessments held w/c 23 April 2018

*This role is a 2-year fixed term contract.