Interim Executive Director – Place, Partnerships and Community



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    02 November 2019

  • Client


Ref: GSi59336

Executive Director – Place, Partnerships and Community

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an interim Executive Director – Place, Partnerships and Community to work with a Council in central England.  You will be strategically shaping place and economic growth and you will be asked to increase the Council’s participation, visibility and reputation through the development of corporate relationships and partnership working across the county, the region and nationally.   In this role you will be responsible for identifying and pursuing all opportunities to develop commercial potential to grow new and existing revenue streams using Council assets & expertise, reducing delivery costs and positively reengineering ways of delivering Council and place objectives in a cost efficient manner.  Other duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Take the strategic lead in planning and design of services where new partnerships and delivery vehicles can be developed to facilitate the best possible outcomes for the citizens and communities.
  • Ensure the involvement and experiences of residents, businesses and visitors to the County are accounted for in the development and delivery of Council services.
  • To strategically develop, manage and deliver high quality professional Facility Management service in ensuring that the Council’s property portfolio is optimised, effective and fit for purpose including the assurance of day to day operational standards, safety and compliance with all relevant legislation and best practice.
  • Lead and direct the Council’s economic development and regeneration activities, strategy and commissioning, acting as the Council’s chief professional adviser on initiatives which will achieve the Council’s objectives and contribute to employment and wealth generation in the borough.

Salary will be dependent on experience and applications should be made by Wednesday 2nd October 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
Helen Marshall: 0121 644 5711