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Head of Policy, Partnerships and Corporate Planning

Salary details: Competitive

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Ref: HOS 1823

Kirklees Council

Corporate Services

Place of Work: Kirklees, West Yorkshire


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 22 September 2019

Provisional Interview Date:

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We’re Kirklees…are you?

We’ve developed a very different organisation with new ways of doing things, better collaboration and a workforce with high standards and exceptional behaviours, but there is still much more to do. We’re ambitious for our future; our budget, corporate plan and investment strategy set our direction and our recent peer challenge tells us we’re on the right path. We’re well placed to move forward with enthusiasm and a drive for innovation to address the challenges and opportunities in front of us. Focusing on what we are trying to achieve, the difference we are trying to make and who we're making it for, puts residents firmly at the heart of everything we do. 

As the corporate lead you will bring pace and innovation to our approach to horizon scanning issues affecting local government, to partnership working and to our management and development of key policies.  You will also put strategic planning at the heart of the organisation, exploring and capitalising on all important interdependencies. 

We’re not looking for the perfectly polished article, we’re looking for potential; a leader who will build relationships, demonstrates strategic thinking, inspires confidence and has the confidence to shake things up in the right places through constructive and supportive challenge; someone who is as ambitious as we are.  Of course you’ll have the right ‘technical’ skills and be skilled in partnership working in the broadest sense. Be part of our ambition, now is a great time to join us.

For further information about the job please contact Andy Simcox, Service Director for Strategy and Innovation andy.simcox@kirklees.gov.uk

To apply for this job please submit your CV and a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the job.

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