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WE NEED INSPIRING LEADERS

Are you someone that is passionate about and committed to public service and making a difference to the lives of others?

 

Are you a strong, inspirational and aspirational leader of change, with a commitment to leading a positive culture, who brings innovation, fresh ideas and new ways of working?

 

Are you looking for a fresh challenge to strengthen our existing collaborative and dynamic leadership team with the opportunity to shape large scale transformation and lead a world class organisation?

 

If this sounds like you, then please look at our opportunities below:

Associate Director 

Finance and Commercial

As our Associate Director – Finance & Commercial and Deputy 151 Officer you will lead a team of approximately 57 people within the areas of Strategic, Operations and Commercial. An already commercially sound organisation we are looking for someone to scrutinise our regulatory working processes whilst maximising our full potential as a whole including the governance of currently six main Trading Arms. A full review and development of a new robust financial strategy will be a key priority as we continue to invest in a growing Slough including over the next ten years £6.5 billion being spent on regenerating the Town Centre and other further commercial developments at the same time as managing with reduced funding – particularly now whilst we are in a pandemic.

 

A fully qualified accountant you will preferably have a local government background and be in possession of strong, sound and resilient financial management skillset.

Salary

£80,912 to £94,371

Applications Close:

2nd November

Associate Director 

Adult Social Care Operations

As our Associate Director – Adult Social Care Operations you will oversee a net budget of £40M with a headcount of up to 500 employees. You will lead on a review of our Adult Social Care strategy including any service re-design and financial re-setting whilst ensuring we continue to deliver through our teams in Hospital Social Work, Safeguarding, Occupational Therapy and Social Work Service which includes Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. Your main focus will be about developing and improving our community-based approaches and service personalisation with the ultimate aim of independent but supported living. In addition, whilst we are already integrated with the NHS locally you will take the lead on the design and development of a new Health and Social Care plan for Slough.

 

Whilst a Social Care qualification is preferred it is not essential what is more important is that you have knowledge of Better Care Fund, comprehensive legislative understanding and experience of Locality working delivering top quality integrated services to meet our community needs and requirements. You must be resilient, able to deliver at pace, possess the required budgeting and negotiating skill sets and be highly experienced in working within a performance management data environment.

Salary

£80,912 to £94,371

Applications Close:

2nd November

Associate Director 

Strategy and Improvement

As our Associate Director – Strategy & Improvement reporting directly in to the Chief Executive and responsible for up to 30 employees you will lead on high level transformation across our Business Insight, Communications, Project Management Office and Innovation & Strategy teams. A significantly data driven role you will review and support the building of a new strategy across key elements such as improved cohesive working, accelerated learning and Citizen engagement whilst scrutinisng the most appropriate paths of travel for the Council from which to achieve our aspirations and goals.

 

We are open to any specific public sector background you may come from (an understanding of political environments being somewhat integral) what is more important to us is that you are a sharp, rigorous and strategic thinker able to shape and influence change Council-wide. You do need to have experience of leading and delivering on organisationally-wide innovation, improvement and transformation.

Salary

£80,912 to £94,371

Applications Close:

16th November 

Associate Director 

Community

As our Associate Director – Community your main areas of focus will be Housing (in a “needs and demand” sense – not buildings, repairs and construction) and Communities including Neighbourhoods, Leisure, Libraries, Communities and Community Learning and to a smaller extent Culture and Events responsible for a budget of £10-12M and a team of 120 employees. A very outwardly facing role and following a largely Localities model you will drive forward an up-skilling and self-sufficiency strategy across our communities.

 

Whilst open to any background within which you’ve been working you must have an understanding of housing particularly legislative requirements and be resilient whilst being an excellent listener and have solid understanding when it comes to the needs of our community.

Salary

£80,912 to £94,371

Applications Close:

16th November