Director of Place and Communities

10 May 2019

Job overview

Ashfield as a place and as a Council is beginning to realise its potential. With a Leader and Chief Executive leading a positive and proactive culture our Place agenda is at the heart of our drive to improve. This is a great opportunity for an inspirational and ambitious leader to help drive our continued transformation and revised corporate plan. Our local economy is dynamic with exciting new developments and established commercial and industrial centres, Ashfield has a proud heritage and positive future.

As the Director for Place and Communities you will provide strategic and operational leadership across a range of key services including Waste, Environment, Transport, Community Safety, Environmental Health, Planning, Place and Wellbeing and Regeneration.  Not only will you lead, motivate and develop the Council’s Place and Communities Directorate, you will be a strong team player helping develop our organisational culture and work on cross-cutting corporate projects.  With a focus on customer service and the ability to build successful and effective partnerships, you will ensure strong, productive relationships with our strategic partners and principal stakeholders. 

You will be a credible senior leader and able to evidence senior management experience, gained in one or more of the key service areas. An excellent understanding of communities and people is crucial.

Essentially you are: talented, politically astute, customer focused, resilient, enthusiastic, innovative and able to lead others. As part of the Council’s Senior Leadership Team you will help shape the Council’s future and make your own.

The Council is a great place to work valuing our employees and offering flexible employment alongside an attractive benefits package.

Closing date: 2nd June 2019
Assessment Centre: 19th June 2019


To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement to recruitment@ashfield.gov.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rob Mitchell, Chief Executive on 01623 457251 
All other enquires should be forwarded to the HR Team (01623 463249) or recruitment@ashfield.gov.uk.