Executive Director – People

Newbury, Berkshire
Salary up to £128,000
Relocation package up to £8000

West Berkshire is an excellent place in which to live and work, with beautiful countryside, bustling towns, culture, sport and heritage on our doorstep. Newbury is an hour’s drive from London, Bristol and Oxford.

At this challenging time for local government we want to recruit an Executive Director with the ambition to deliver a vision for our People directorate. Reporting to the Chief Executive and with a portfolio which includes Children and Young People, Adult Social Care and Public Health, you will be a key player in our senior leadership team as well as the wider council.

We are proud of our many achievements to date including our recent Ofsted ratings for our Children’s Services and SEND inspections, but we are not complacent.  We need an inspirational leader with the drive to continue our journey of improving and modernising services whilst keeping a tight control of the finances.

As a Council we have established strong partnerships with our service users, community groups, schools, providers and other employers. Members and officers work well together and maintaining these relationships will be crucial to our future success. We are open as to your background, but you will be required to take on the statutory role of DASS and/or DCS, depending on your experience.

For further information contact our retained consultants at Penna, Anita Denton 07725 554802, Chris Barrow 020 3849 2624 or Maggie Hennessy 07877 004648.

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