Director of Community Services
up to £93k
Consistently recognised as one of the UK’s most desirable places to live, Horsham has a great deal to offer – to all who live, visit or work here. This role will play a key part in sustaining what makes it great, and spotting opportunities to do things even better. There are some big projects that will fall under your stewardship – including the development of a new £12m Leisure Centre and and delivering fundamental changes in our waste collection service. But this role is about more than leading high-performing operational services: it’s an opportunity to take on a corporate leadership role – rethinking how we make the most of the considerable talent and experience of our staff and making the right investments in technology.
Your special professional background is less important than your capacity to bring a corporate perspective to your work. A track record of converting commercial opportunities will be of interest and experience of contract management will also be essential. But you’ll also need to show an understanding of the dynamics of front line service delivery, where political and community engagement is integral to delivering change.