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Strategic Director of Sustainable Futures

Basildon Borough Council
Basildon, Essex
Up to £138,943
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

We’re seeking an exceptional individual to provide overall leadership for the Council and shape the future of the Borough of Basildon. As our Strategic Director of Sustainable Futures, you’ll deputise for the Chief Executive – and act as the lead Council officer working with the Chief Executive and Members to develop, implement and shape long-term strategic direction and strategies. 
You’ll lead several services, including Economic Development: Policy & Partnerships, Communications, Events and Public Affairs; Customer Services; ICT; Digital; Research, Data, and Insight. We’re looking for someone with a deep understanding of policy design and implementation in applied areas. This doesn’t just mean writing policy but being able to deliver policy in a meaningful way for the businesses and residents of Basildon.
We’re open to candidates from a range of backgrounds. You might come from a think tank or nudge unit, but relationships with central government, freeports and businesses would be a real bonus. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives in Basildon – and establish our much-loved region as an economic powerhouse not just in Essex, but throughout the whole of the UK.
For a conversation with our retained advisors at Tile Hill please contact Greg Hayes (07423 243415, or Clare Connor (0161 408 0703,
Closing date: Sunday 19th May at midnight


The Council administers some 1,395 acres of parks, recreation grounds, open spaces and allotments, including an 18-hole municipal golf course and the Motorboat Museum at Wat Tyler Country Park.

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01268 533333
The Basildon Centre
St. Martin's Square

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