About the Role
Are you looking for a new career opportunity in a fast developing, forward thinking, and ambitious organisation? Demonstrating that you are an innovative, supportive, positive and flexible person, you will play a key role in developing and delivering the Council’s vision for the future of our 3 community centres. Our centres are coming back in house in 2020 after a contract with an external operator. Your role will be to design the future of these centres to provide great quality services both for existing users and for the breadth of our communities. You will need a clear vision and understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved and an excellent track record of delivery.
About the Person
With a proven track record in managing multi-purpose community centres, working with volunteers and developing community projects, you’ll also need experience of successful service transformation and project management.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong negotiating and influencing skills. You will be well organised, with a problem solving approach, and able to deliver work to a deadline. Ideally you will have a good knowledge of working in a local authority environment. You will work directly to the Head of Service.
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Justine Chatfield, Head of Community Partnerships on 01737 276084.
We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates.
Closing date: Monday 20th May 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 3rd June 2019
Values and Behaviours
Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.