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Job Description Strategic Lead – Housing and Communities PKC10837 £99,064 2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH Committed to Public Service? Share our Values and Purpose? Join team PKC! Working with us is more than just...

Job Description

Strategic Lead – Housing and Communities

PKC10837
£99,064 
2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH

Committed to Public Service? Share our Values and Purpose? Join team PKC!

Working with us is more than just a job. It’s being part of an organisation which puts people at the heart of all we do, providing opportunities to make a real difference to those who live, work, learn, and do business here by contributing to our vision of a Perth and Kinross where everyone can live life well, free from poverty and inequality.

We are looking for an experienced housing and communities leader who shares our values of ambition, compassion and integrity, who will build relationships across the organisation and with partners and communities, and lead, inspire and support others to achieve this vision.

As Strategic Lead – Housing & Communities, you will provide strategic direction and leadership for the delivery of Housing and Communities Services, ensuring they are developed and delivered through strong and collaborative relationships with colleagues across the Council, partners and people who use our services. You will fulfil the lead role for the corporate priority of working in partnership with communities.

You will be joining a new strategic leadership team and work collaboratively to deliver the corporate priorities –

  • Tackling poverty
  • Tackling climate change and supporting sustainable places
  • Developing a resilient, stronger and greener local economy
  • Enabling our children and young people to achieve their full potential
  • Protecting and caring for our most vulnerable people
  • Supporting and promoting physical and mental wellbeing
  • Working in partnership with communities

 

For an informal discussion, please contact Clare Mailer, Director Strategy, People & Resources CMailer@pkc.gov.uk Or Thomas Glen, Chief Executive at chiefexec@pkc.gov.uk

Closing date: Sunday 18th February 2024.

 

Online applications only at www.myjobscotland.gov.uk

You must have a degree or equivalent qualification, and experience of leading and managing complex services and multi-disciplinary teams, large budgets and strategic planning activities.

Committed to continuous improvement, self-evaluation and best value, you must be able to demonstrate an ability to lead change, transformation and improvements and ensure compliance with relevant legislation for the services you lead. 

You should understand the wider strategic context for local government and demonstrate your ability to develop and deliver partnership working to ensure the effective delivery of our organisational priorities.

You will also have experience of leading a partnership approach to working with communities to deliver improved outcomes.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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