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Corporate Director

Closing date: 28/09/2021

Reference: REQ103147

37 hours / Permanent

97,294 - 104,086 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and truly transformational leader to support the delivery of modernised and sustainable services to our communities.

If you can evidence your ability to transform services and improve outcomes, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for someone with a proven track record, who wants to develop their strategic leadership skills in a challenging but exciting environment.

You should be a visionary who can impact culture in the workforce with the ability to build on our Team Ceredigion ethos that promotes engaged, enabled and high performing teams.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and to Council, you will work alongside one other Corporate Director to lead and manage a group of service areas. You will be a values-based leader and have a key role in advising elected members and the senior management team.

Whilst a background in health or social care would be an advantage the critical requirement is to have a creative and innovative approach to improve service delivery and harness the potential of existing staff to develop resilient, agile and forward thinking services. You will drive the reorganisation of our pioneering Through Age and Wellbeing Programme.

You will be at the centre of partner relationships both locally and regionally, ensuring that statutory responsibilities are maintained as well as overseeing a large and complex budget to ensure services are financially sustainable.

In exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible working hours, competitive annual leave allowance, generous pension contribution scheme, life style savings, discounted gym membership and much more. Information about the employee benefits we offer can be found here

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.

For further information about this role and our organisation please read our recruitment pack.

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Democratic Services

We play a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient management of the decision-making process of the Council, including support and advice to Councillors; PA, administrative and project management support to all service areas; facilitating elections; the communications team; translation and the Welsh Language policy officer.  Our key functions include: 

  • Corporate Service Support: PA and Administrative support; Business support including project management and minute taking.
  • Democratic Services: Councillors; Council, Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Regulatory Committees.
  • Electoral Services: General and local elections; Management of electoral register.
  • Communications Team: Manage communication activities corporately; support services in campaigns and projects; deal with the press and media; develop and issue press releases; manage social media pages.
  • Translation: Documents and simultaneous translation.
  • Welsh Language Standards: Operational; Policy making; Promotion; Monitoring; Service delivery.
Penmorfa is our most central office, it is where our Chief Executive and Councillors are based. 
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