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Strategic Director

East Suffolk Council
East Suffolk
£109,108 - £112,322 per annum, plus benefits
Closing date
7 May 2024

Job Details

Following the retirement of one of our senior leaders, we are delighted to offer an opportunity to join our Corporate Leadership Team as a Strategic Director.


As one of three Strategic Directors reporting to the Chief Executive, you will help us ensure that we continue our ambitious plans, providing vision, direction and strategic leadership, focusing on the areas of Housing and Economic Development. You will be responsible for these key services, and the delivery of important projects and programmes and their contribution to the Councils corporate priorities.


You will work with a range of partners and stakeholders at a local, sub-regional and national level to promote and advance the Council’s objectives and be a trusted source of strategic advice to elected Members of the Council.


You will be confident in managing complex and challenging environments and workload in a political environment and you will also have high-level relationship management skills with a real determination to embrace the opportunities and challenges ahead.


Why work for us?


East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work (


In addition to the rural and urban diversity of East Suffolk itself, the district is close to the large urban centres of both Norwich and Ipswich, with rail services providing access to the council’s offices by train. We might be 'on the edge' but we can be accessed easily from a wide area (JPG) and offer flexible and remote working in a dynamic team.


Here are some of the main benefits: 


  • Generous leave entitlement.
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • A wide variety of staff support networks including access to health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes. 
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services. 


To find out more


For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Chris Bally, Chief Executive, by emailing 


For more information and to apply, click the 'Apply Now' button.


Closing date: 11.00 pm, 7 May 2024.

Longlisting date: 14 May 2024.

Interview date: 5 June 2024 in Melton, Suffolk.


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