Director Corporate Resources and Section 151 Officer

Location
Somerset
Salary
Salary £120,000
Posted
05 Jul 2018
Closes
03 Aug 2018
Job role
Director
Contract Type
Full time

We’ve got big plans for Somerset. It’s a beautiful and vibrant place and we’re ambitious about how it can grow. Our vision is focused on improving people’s lives through innovative services that prioritise the vulnerable children and adults who need our help most.

We’re seeing our social care services emerging as national trail-blazers and we’ve made big improvements in our children’s services with more to come. Relationships with partners across the region are strong and constructive and we’re working with businesses, the voluntary sector and Government on a range of exciting projects.

As an authority, we’ve embraced change and new ways of working, and supported them with major investment in IT and office space.

We need someone with Section 151 experience who can slot in to a dynamic and creative Senior Leadership Team. You’ll be in the thick of it when it comes to delivering priorities and driving us forward, providing analysis and advice to the Chief Executive, directors and elected members; making sure opportunities and risks are fully considered.

On top of that, we expect you to take the lead on several key corporate services.

It’s a big job and we want you to lead by example and inspire others to raise their game and contribute to service improvements across the board.

Evidence of strong relationship building and effective partnership working with a range of stakeholders is essential.

Somerset is a fantastic place to live and work - home to Exmoor National Park and a whole host of beautiful landscapes, towns and villages.

With excellent transport links, Bristol and Exeter are also within easy striking distance.

This is a great opportunity in an exciting organisation and we’d be delighted to give the right candidate a warm Somerset welcome.

Please click the 'apply' button below for further information or for a confidential discussion with our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson, please contact Dawn Faulkner on 0121 644 5703.

Closing date: Friday 03 August 2018, 10am.