Head of Transformation and Improvement


Torfaen County Borough Council
Local Government
GBP up to £71,125


Transforming services for a vibrant community

We are working with our communities to create an improved, more equal and sustainable future for the people of Torfaen.  To support our modern and innovative solutions, we have a dynamic transformation programme to deliver the council’s aspirations.  We expect our new Head of Transformation and Improvement to lead the development and oversee the delivery of our visionary programme.

As a core member of the Council’s Leadership Team, your primary role will be to drive forward the council’s transformation programme. In addition, it is expected that you will act as a key advisor to the Chief Executive and Assistant Chief Executive on the strategic direction of the Council and lead the development of the corporate planning, business planning and performance management arrangements. You will also lead the effective delivery of a range of services and activities that include the communications, administration and elections services.

We are looking for a strong, innovative leader with significant management experience in a large complex organisation. A passion for change, redesign and the transformation of services, along with an understanding of alternative delivery models.  You should have a successful record of running a range of diverse functions, although not necessarily within a local government setting.  Able to simplify complexity, you will also have the ability to lead from the front and build great relationships across a variety of stakeholders. You will need to be able to convince us that you have truly delivered results within the context of similar large scale programmes. 

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date for Applications Friday 22 June 2018 at 10am
Long listing Friday 29 June 2018
Preliminary Interview with GatenbySanderson in our Birmingham Office Friday 6 July 2018
Short listing Wednesday 11 July 2018
Final Panel Interviews Friday 27 July 2018

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

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