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Head of NeighbourhoodsRef: RMBC/18/00129

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Assistant Chief Executive's
Based at:  Riverside House
Salary details: £53,687 - £57,452 per annum 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 27 March 2018
Interview date:
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Help us put everything into it 

The fastest growing city economy in Yorkshire. A major town centre regeneration in the pipeline, along with 1,000 new homes. An overall ‘good’ Ofsted rating for children’s services. Clearly, Rotherham is changing. Driving this change is a council that’s passionate about putting Rotherham on the map for all the right reasons. Now you’ll take us even further by bringing the same commitment, tenacity and ambition to this critical role. 

Putting ideas into action

Transforming our area’s neighbourhoods is a big part of our plans. We’ve developed an exciting new model and we need you to make it happen. It’s your opportunity to lead the new service and transform the way we work with Members, residents, partners and businesses. Your aim? To put communities right at the heart of everything we do. 

To succeed, you must be a strategic leader and ambassador for neighbourhood working – someone who can set direction and give high-level guidance. You’ll see that our new model shapes our thinking, while looking for innovative, sustainable ways to meet future challenges. Positive and enthusiastic, you’ll thrive on the opportunity to lead cultural change. 

Collaborating for communities

You’ll be helping us build outstanding services for the people, businesses and communities of Rotherham. So you’ll need to have already managed neighbourhood services for a sizeable organisation. You’ll therefore know about community development and asset-based approaches. What’s more, as you’ll be working closely with different Directorates and delivering a one-council approach, you’ll have shown you can build relationships and forge strong partnerships.

An experienced project manager, you can negotiate, network and solve problems. A talent for communicating, both in person and on paper, is vital too so you can explain proposals clearly and build consensus.

Motivational rewards

This is an exciting time to join Rotherham. You can look forward to all the satisfaction of building on the changes we’ve already made, reinforcing our momentum and driving further progress. It’s a receptive, enthusiastic, collaborative environment in which to make your mark. The more tangible rewards are highly attractive too! 

To arrange a time for a confidential discussion, please contact Liz Athorn PA to Shokat Lal, Assistant Chief Executive directly on 01709 822773. 

To apply, please visit rotherham-jobsonline.co.uk or click on the apply button which will direct you to the Rotherham MBC Jobs website.

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).

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