London (Central), London (Greater)
14 May 2021
07 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The District Councils' Network (DCN) is a cross-party, member led network of 180 district councils. We are a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (LGA).

As the new Director, you will have a leading national role promoting the work of the councils, that cover over two thirds of England, to the heart of Government, Parliament, and the sector.  You will enable and co-ordinate a range of partners with the aim of building better lives and stronger economies across our cathedral cities, market and new towns, and our rural and coastal communities.

In a challenging time of post -Brexit and post- pandemic, the need for stronger local economies and communities has never been more important - the local decisions that are delivered locally will allow a national recovery one economy at a time, ensuring non-metropolitan England reaches its full potential. You will be responsible for creating and promoting workable policy solutions using your influencing, research and communication skills to local and central government respectively.

It's an exciting role providing the operational leadership of the District Councils Network and working in partnership with the DCN Chairman and Chair of the DCN Chief Executives you will have and build effective and productive relationships with senior civil servants across a wide range of government departments on high profile policy issues, from finance to planning, and homelessness to waste.

If you are interested in a high profile, exciting opportunity to build a career at the influential end of Local and Central government, we'd like to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our partners at Penna – Jordan Mumford on 07729 600 685 or David Slatter on 07500 828610

To apply, please click below.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 7th June