Secondment Opportunity: Chief Officer - East Kent Leadership Group

  • Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Reference: PL/23/254998
  • Published: Fri 15/09/2023, 15:39 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 09/10/2023, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: Flexible hours, Part-time or full-time
  • Salary: TBC as part of Secondment Agreement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY / Hybrid , Kent

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Secondment Opportunity: Chief Officer - East Kent Leadership Group

12-18 month Secondment Opportunity (subject to agreement with current employer / service area).

Full or part-time secondment option available.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to work with the six Local Authorities that cover East Kent, providing officer leadership and supporting Members in the East Kent Leadership Group (EKLG) on a range of strategically important matters. You will work closely with elected Members, East Kent Chief Executives, and across the local authorities to lead, shape and deliver shared growth-related strategies and priorities, collective objectives, and effective outcomes across the East Kent area.

If you are seconded on a full-time basis then you will also lead on corporate policy, key strategic projects and improvement priorities within the Folkestone & Hythe District.

You will need to have experience of providing strong, supportive, strategic leadership at a senior level, the ability to provide clear policy direction, and a track record of working collaboratively to successfully deliver complex projects and cross-cutting programmes. You will also need a solid understanding of the local and national Political context, including the current challenges and opportunities facing East Kent.

Full details about the role can be found in the job description.

We are also open to discussing this opportunity with individuals who may not meet all of the person specification requirements fully, but who may be able to develop any gaps in knowledge or experience swiftly. 

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Susan Priest, Chief Executive of Folkestone & Hythe District Council, via her PA:

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