Head of Service
Barnstaple, North Devon

Vacancy Reference: 002287

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon

Closing Date: 23/07/2021

Salary: £53,440 - £65,649 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: External Council

Hours Per week: 37

Head of Environmental Enhancement (EE)
Head of Programme Management and Performance (PMP)
Head of Customer Focus (CF)
Head of Planning, Health and Housing (PHH)
Head of Governance (G)
Head of Place, Property and Regeneration (PPR)
Head of Organisational Development (OD)

Are you up for a challenge and looking for an exciting new opportunity?  Do you have what it takes to become part of our Senior Management Team supporting, developing and implementing the vision, values and corporate strategy of our Council?

You will need to work collaboratively with Members, staff and various stakeholders to ensure that our organisation operates in an innovative, responsive and cost effective way to provide high quality outcomes to our community.

You need to be an influential, motivational leader able to encourage and foster a one team approach, supporting and developing our employees, with the ability to really bring about cultural change.

You must be customer focused, building and maintaining the Council’s reputation for excellent customer services and be able to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to actively plan for and seek out funding and commercial opportunities to attract funding, generate income and reduce costs.
Each post will have specific and clear objectives which, collectively, will deliver the Council’s Corporate Plan.  To do this, you need to be a highly collaborative individual with a willingness to challenge and explore opportunities, different approaches and views to ensure sound and robust decisions are reached.

North Devon is not a sleepy backwater.  It is not only one of the most gorgeous parts of the country to live or work in, with dramatic moors, diverse coastline and an internationally designated UNESCO biosphere reserve all on your doorstep, but it is also vibrant with thriving communities full of character.

North Devon Council has ambitious objectives and a full programme of projects to deliver.  We are currently constructing a new Leisure Centre in Barnstaple, a Watersports Centre in Ilfracombe and will shortly start to transform the commercial core of Barnstaple.  We have ambition that goes beyond this though and you will play your part in successfully rolling this out.

We are a progressive employer and are embracing new ways of working, including home working.

If this sounds attractive and you have the enthusiasm, passion and personal credibility to join our team, which really puts people at the heart of all we do, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
To apply

If you require a copy of the application form, or job description, in an alternative format, please contact us.

Closing date:          12 noon, Friday 23 July 2021
Interview date:     (EE) Thursday 5 August 2021, (PMP) Monday 9 August 2021, (CF) Thursday 12 August 2021, (PHH) Monday 16 August 2021, (G) Thursday 19 August 2021, (PPR) Tuesday 24 August 2021, (OD) Friday 27 August 2021

If you have not heard by the interview date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
In return we offer a supportive environment in an organisation that offers flexible hours/home working; ability to purchase additional annual leave; a range of family friendly policies; learning and development opportunities as well as a career average salary pension scheme.

North Devon Council believes in valuing diversity and is committed to equal opportunities.


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.