Corporate Director of Community Wealth Building

London Borough of Islington

Islington, London

  • Location

    Islington, London

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £117,624 - £141,480

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    17 April 2021

  • Client

    London Borough of Islington

Ref: GSe72253

Towards a fairer Islington.

We are determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life. We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

Our new Corporate Director for Community Wealth Building will be a key component in making this a reality for all our residents by providing leadership and drive to promote and implement this strategy. You will tackle economic disadvantage and inequality by increasing opportunities for all; creating a sustainable and inclusive economy; and developing a thriving community asset base. In leading our planning and development division as well as major capital projects, you will ensure we optimise commercial opportunities whilst delivering maximum social value to our communities.

This is a leadership role, and as such, we will be looking to you to drive positive cultural change, embody our behaviours and values in all that you do, and ensure the effective implementation of all corporate initiatives and transformation programmes you lead.

To be our next Corporate Director, you will have operated successfully in a large, complex organisation delivering significant change and transformation. You will be someone that has an eye to the future and not settle for what has been done before; with demonstrable experience of driving innovation within this roles portfolio to deliver positive outcomes for residents and communities. You will have a good level of political awareness, both locally and nationally, and be able to turn policy and legislative change into positive actions. Above all, you will be a strong collaborator, confident system leader and have the ambition to make a real difference to the residents of Islington.

For more information about the role or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Gillian Young (01908 230265) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson, or visit the microsite at

The closing date is 9am, Monday 29th March.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
9am, Monday 29th March

Long listing
12th April

Technical interviews
w/c 19th April

Online leadership profile analysis
w/c 26th April

Meet the Chief Executive and Corporate Director of People
W/C 3rd May

Final panel
w/c 17th May

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.


  1. Corporate Director CWB candidate pack.pdf


Gillian Young: 01908230265