Head of Transformation

Cambridge City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    04 March 2019

  • Client

    Cambridge City Council

Ref: GSe51269

Transforming our services to shape the future of the city

Cambridge is a thriving and vibrant city to live and work, with a beautiful historic core, a strong economy and a promising future. The city competes on a global stage and is a gateway for high-tech investment into the UK.

We have a new role for a Head of Transformation to lead on our corporate change, innovative initiatives and complex programmes across the council, ensuring that our services and resources are aligned to deliver sustainable change and achieve the council’s visionary objectives.  Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, influencing and enthusing to ensure better customer outcomes, increased efficiency and better productivity. 

Working at a senior level in a complex organisation, you will bring a proven track record of and passion for change, redesign and the transformation of services to meet competing demands, within a public sector political environment.  Experience of leading and implementing digital strategies, delivering complex programmes to drive successful outcomes and exceptional interpersonal, leadership and influencing skills are essential for this exciting new proposition. 

Your ability to inspire and empower staff and teams whilst driving through change will need to be seen in both your achievements to date and in how you will adapt your skills and unique approach to reshaping our council and our wonderful city.

Closing Date for Applications Tuesday 5 March 2019 @ 5pm
Preliminary InterviewsThursday 14 March 2019 OR Wednesday 20 March 2019
Final Panel InterviewWednesday 27 March 2019 & Thursday 28 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
Dawn Faulkner: 0121 644 5703

Ed Watters: 0113 205 6071