Executive Director for Community Services

London Borough of Lewisham


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government, Social Care

  • Salary/Remuneration

    circa £145,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 January 2019

  • Client

    London Borough of Lewisham

Ref: GSe49258

We are seeking a new Executive Director to assume responsibility for an exciting portfolio of services which serve our vibrant and diverse borough.  We are passionate about working closely with our communities to ensure we deliver exceptional services to our residents. We are now looking for new talent to joint our Corporate Leadership team to continue the nationally recognised work of our retiring Executive Director.

With responsibility for Adult Social Care, Public Health, Crime Reduction, Public Safety, Regulatory Services and, Arts, Culture and Leisure you will be the  Statutory DASS for Lewisham.  As a key member of our Corporate Leadership team you will work collaboratively across the Council and with key partners including the Voluntary and Community Sector, Police, Probation and Health.

You will be a highly experienced local government professional with the ability to assume statutory responsibility for Adult Social Care Services and a track record of innovative delivery of high performing services.  Your highly regarded relationship and communication skills will ensure you are trusted by our partners, elected members and officers to deliver the very best outcomes for our residents in a financially demanding climate.

You will have substantial experience in building and maintaining strategic partnerships and will thrive on the opportunities that this role can offer, in order to provide high quality services to Lewisham’s residents.   

To find out more about the role please click here 

For further information please  contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Philip Emms on 0113 205 6078

Closing date21st January 2019
Long listing30 January 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 4th February
Short listing13 February 2019
Assessments and Officer and Member InterviewsFebruary and March 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078