Assistant Director Culture and Community
  • Employer: Regeneration, Culture & Environment
  • Reference: GSe63374
  • Published: Wed 01/07/2020, 14:35 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/08/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £75,499 – £90,290 per annum plus £5,540 special allowance per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Assistant Director Culture and Community

Is your passion culture and heritage, do you aspire to shape a great future for a vibrant community? If so, apply for this exciting role to lead on Medway’s Cultural offer, including Medway’s Bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2025, deliver our Local Plan, support our residents with high quality housing provision, promote increased engagement in sports and leisure, and galvanise our outstanding tourism and heritage assets across Medway. 

You will report to the Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive, ensuring there is a clear strategic vision for the services across your division. You will enthuse and inspire your teams to deliver outstanding services for the communities we serve. Your role will also entail leading on the skills agenda for Medway, securing high quality/ high GVA employment opportunities for the benefit of local residents and students. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, can-do person to join the Regeneration, Culture and Environment Directorate at Medway, who brings experience, energy and ideas to support Medway’s great future, with a track record of delivery. You will deliver against our aim for Medway to be a great place to live, work, learn and visit. We are ambitious for the people and place of Medway and the Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive is keen to share our story with you.  

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

For more information, please visit or contact our advising consultant at GatenbySanderson:  Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068).

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date. 

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