Provide inspirational leadership to a number of service areas including, Waste, Assets, Finance and ICT. You will also be responsible for the Council’s approach to commercialisation and embedding this across the organisation. In addition, you will be the principal advisor on financial and resource related matters and undertake the role of Chief Finance Officer. You will need to bring creativity and innovation to drive change in a collaborative manner.
You will need to bring skills and experience of delivering capital programmes and managing complex budgets that reduces cost and creates income generation opportunities.
The Council has an exciting asset development programme and is just completing delivery of a £7m Grow on Centre for local young businesses to be able to develop and expand, bringing jobs and opportunities to the local economy. We have also been building homes for sale and social housing to generate income and meet the local housing demand. More recently the Council set up Harborough District Commercial Services Ltd which now owns two retail properties in the town centre. This role will need to ensure that the Council’s corporate plan and ambitions will be underpinned by sound financial management set out in our Medium Term Financial Plan.
This Chief Officer role will be responsible for the Waste Service which includes the contract management of the Council’s largest outsourced service which covers waste collection, grounds maintenance and street cleansing. The contract is coming up for retendering and expertise in contract negotiations will be essential to ensure best value is delivered for the authority.
The ICT service plays a key role in the Council’s Smarter Services programme which seeks to ensure we are making the best use of new technology. The Chief Officer will need to ensure that the ICT service is able to meet the demands of its customers and able to influence the direction the Council takes on Smarter Services.
An important element of the Chief Officers remit will be promoting a more commercial approach to service provision and realising opportunities to generate income to help the Council move towards financial sustainability.
If you havent seen it already, please read the welcome note from the Joint Cheif Executives with more information relating to the role www.harborough.gov.uk/chiefexecwelcome
Assessment Centre: Thursday 14th November 2019
Interviews: Friday 15th November 2019