Director for Thriving Communities
The salary for this role is up to £114,404 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
At Surrey County Council we know we must harness the power of communities to bring about meaningful change and ensure no one is left behind. We have embarked on an ambitious journey to transform the relationship between the council and its residents from one based on 'doing to' to a culture of listening and 'doing with'.
We have taken some bold steps but are very much at the start of this journey. We are seeking a passionate and visionary Director for Thriving Communities to join the council and continue to develop our approach, working with communities across the county.
As our Director for Thriving Communities you will collaborate with partners at a strategic and practical level to drive community-led action including in key neighbourhoods where health inequalities and life chances for residents are most challenging. You will oversee the council's community investment strategy including the flagship Your Fund Surrey capital fund. You will build lasting relationships with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to enable thriving communities.
Working with the Director of Customer Delivery and other senior colleagues across the organisation, you will help us to shift the council's operating model to a focus on creating community capacity for early intervention, prevention, and self-support. Additionally, you will lead the county council's future strategy, approach, and application of social value.
The ideal candidate for this role will have proven experience in community engagement and change, strong leadership and strategy skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a passion for creating thriving communities. If you believe you have what it takes to make a meaningful impact on the lives of residents across the county, we encourage you to apply.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 4th June 2023.
Technical interviews will take place during the weeks beginning 5th June or 12th June. Candidates who are progressed to the next stage will be invited to a second assessment to take place during the weeks beginning 26th June or 3rd July. A final interview will be held with Members during the month of July.
This role is open to hybrid working and we'd welcome a conversation on what this may look like for you.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
- 26 days' holiday, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days' additional holiday
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Employee Assistance Programme
- My Staff Shop/shopping discounts
For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.