Strategic Head of Neighbourhoods

Stockport Council


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  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


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  • Expiry date

    23 May 2022

  • Client

    Stockport Council

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Stockport is undergoing an exciting £1billion transformation programme creating new, homes, jobs and opportunities, improved infrastructure and a wide range of economic benefits, not just now but for future generations, and making Stockport a vibrant and desirable location.

The role of Strategic Head of Neighbourhoods is to lead the council’s neighbourhood management services so that Stockport continues to be a great place to live and work with public spaces that are vibrant, clean and safe with a particular focus on our district and local centres. You will act as acting as a custodian of our places, working with elected members, communities and key partners to transform and deliver modern and effective services, underpinned by digital technologies and behaviours. You will also encourage business and community groups to become more active in their places, support active travel and deliver safe communities through effective public protection services with key partners such as Greater Manchester Police.

We are looking for a transformational leader with experience in delivering neighbourhood focused services at a senior management level. You will need to demonstrate a track record of building strategic partnerships at a neighbourhood level and have the associated communication skills to effectively engage with partners, politicians, business and community groups and other senior stakeholders. Your background may be in direct service provision, or as a partner or contractor, but you must have experience of maximising service performance and effective financial management.

Further Information

One Stockport, One Council – Our Council Plan for 2022/23 published - Stockport Council

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
23rd May 2022

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email


Nick Cole: 07867 451 183
Melissa Stewart: 07415 717350