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Head of Service Culture and Place Marketing

Sheffield City Council
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£65,385 - £70,030
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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We are looking for an outstanding professional to lead our teams who shares our ambition and desire to further develop and drive our plans at pace, communicate a clear vision for the future of the service areas.

As part of the City Futures leadership team, you’ll bring your expertise and passion to lead the city’s overall approach to place marketing, culture, and tourism as part of the council’s partners and plans.

You will oversee the leadership, management, development of the services and contractual relationships within the service, including Marketing Sheffield, Service Manager for Culture, and leading contractual relationships with Arts, Museums and Heritage service providers. Your leadership will deliver increased investment and growth opportunities whilst at the same time generating a deeper sense of collective purpose, confidence, and civic pride.

It is an exciting time to join the council, with the chance to help build and deliver new service areas (culture) and grow existing ones (marketing and tourism). You will be instrumental in the design and delivery of funding strategies to build a dedicated team, exploring new funding models, maximising income generation, bidding for relevant funding and working in partnership to leverage budgets to augment activity and impact.  

This challenge calls for a leader and specialist in field, who can inspire, engage, and influence the Council and our partners to take the right steps to achieving growth and resilience in our culture, creative, visitor and hospitality sectors.

You will not only have sound knowledge and passion across the subject areas integral to this post, but pragmatism, political nous and an eye for the art of the possible.  

Crucially, you can also develop integrated ways of working, secure value for money and connect quickly with people. You listen to what others think and build solutions accordingly. With your grip of strategic, tactical, and emotional intelligence, you’ll be the kind of collaborative and encouraging leader who can inspire and motivate multidisciplinary teams.

Are you ready to join a leadership team that is dedicated to delivering Sheffield’s key ambitions? If you are, we want to hear from you.

Assessment Activities        Week commencing 26 February

Final Interviews                   Thursday 21 March

This is a politically restricted post.

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

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