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Head of Change & InnovationRef: RMBC/17/00495

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Assistant Chief Executive's
Performance, Intelligence & Improvement
Based at:  Riverside House
Salary details: £61,468 to £65,770 per annum 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 05 November 2017
Interview date:
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With the formation of a new change and innovation team, we are looking for an outstanding Head of Service who will lead an innovative organisation in a wide ranging transformation programme helping to progress the Council further on its future journey.

This is an exciting time to join Rotherham and make a real difference; working in the heart and core of the organisation, with and across all Directorates. This new dedicated team has been designed to work alongside the Performance, Intelligence and Improvement Service and lead a wide change management programme.

We’re seeking a leader who can meet the challenge, through sustainable innovative and creative ways of working whilst having a passion for service excellence in order to create an outstanding service to the people, businesses and communities of Rotherham. Effective partnership working both internally and externally will be critical to the role and so you will need to be able to provide high level challenge and bring negotiating and influencing skills to communicate with stakeholders to explain proposals and gain consensus to desired change.

You will have experience of delivering large scale transformation programmes that lead to new effective ways of working at a reduced cost and so we expect you to bring specialist knowledge to the role so as to help foster innovation. You will work closely with the different Directorates, leading a one Council approach, driving projects, offering challenge and support to seek opportunities for savings and build a coherent model which clearly articulates benefits and how they will be achieved.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a brand new team that will build, develop and implement a transformational programme of change delivering the right solutions for the right cost whilst delivering an excellent service.

The recruitment process will comprise an assessment centre followed by a final formal interview, details of which will be provided to shortlisted candidates as soon as possible after the closing date.

There is a relocation allowance of up to £8,000 for this role.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Shokat Lal, Assistant Chief Executive directly on 01709 822773.

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

This post is classed as 'politically restricted' under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.

In order to support the Council’s requirement to save a further £41 million from its budget, by collective agreement, from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020 there is a temporary 1.15% pay reduction from the advertised substantive salary quoted, which will be spread out by means of a weekly/monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part time workers and new starters in year) will be granted.

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions). Further information can be found at www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

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