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Cambridgeshire is a county of real contrasts. We’re known on the global stage for being the home of a world-class university, as a hub for research and innovation in technology and in life sciences. We’re also a rural and agricultural county, rich with market towns, villages, and parishes. It’s this diversity and contrast and also means we need to work harder to ensure more of our communities share in the benefits and opportunities that our knowledge led economy creates. As a County Council, we’re committed to creating a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire for everyone. And now, we’re looking for you to help drive and direct that vision to become a reality.

As Executive Director of Place and Sustainability, you’ll be responsible for leading a range of the Council’s universal services focussing upon improving the connectivity of the county, both physically and digitally. You’ll also have a key role in working with our partners in areas such as planning and community safety, as well as ensuring our critical regulatory services are well delivered. Importantly though, you’ll champion our response to climate change, sustainability and becoming carbon net-zero, as a place and as an organisation. In this exciting, influential and strategic role you’ll be at the heart of working with politicians, partners and making decisions that will shape the future of our county. You’ll providing clear, compelling and inspiring leadership while contributing to the delivery of the Council’s vision and strategic priorities.

It should be no surprise that you’ll need to have extensive experience delivering environment and infrastructure programmes, and successfully negotiating a wide range of service and corporate issues. You’ll also have a proven track record of working with and influencing regional and national policy, including funding allocations, to benefit our local priorities.

But above all, you’ll have excellent leadership skills and behaviours, essential to leading a confident and high performing directorate of professionals.

For more information, please call Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550 for a confidential conversation.

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Cambridgeshire is a county of real contrasts. We’re known on the global stage for being the home of a world-class university, as a hub for research and innovation in technology and in life sciences. We’re also a rural and agricultural county, rich with market towns, villages and parishes. It’s this diversity and contrast and also means we need to work harder to ensure more of our communities share in the benefits and opportunities that our knowledge led economy creates. As a County Council, we’re committed to creating a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire for everyone. And now, we’re looking for you to help drive and direct that vision to become a reality.

As Executive Director of Finance and Resources, you’ll lead and advise upon our financial strategy and planning, procurement, commercial development and property services. In this highly influential and vital role, you’ll also lead the Council’s digital transformation and customer contact services, as well as providing shared financial services to several partner authorities. What’s more, looking strategically at our long-term financial sustainability, you’ll help reform our services, as well as exploring options to generate future funding.

So, it’s no surprise that you’ll need to be an experienced, strategic local government finance leader, ready to reach beyond your professional background. You’ll have a proven track record developing and delivering strategic financial advice and services and implementing business and budgetary frameworks in a complex and changing environment. But above all, you’ll have excellent leadership skills and behaviours, essential to leading a confident and high performing directorate of professionals.

For more information, please call Ali Tasker on 07514 728 114 for a confidential conversation.

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Cambridgeshire is a county of real contrasts. We’re known on the global stage for being the home of a world-class university, as a hub for research and innovation in technology and in life sciences. We’re also a rural and agricultural county, rich with market towns, villages, and parishes. It’s this diversity and contrast and also means we need to work harder to ensure more of our communities share in the benefits and opportunities that our knowledge led economy creates. As a County Council, we’re committed to creating a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire for everyone. And now, we’re looking for you to help drive and direct that vision to become a reality.

As Service Director: Legal and Governance and our statutory monitoring officer, you’ll be responsible for leading our democratic and member services, internal audit, risk management and information governance teams, aligning their work fully to the Council’s strategic priorities. You’ll work directly with our elected members, across all parties, and will support the development and improvement of our democratic arrangements, transparency and openness and the creation of a high performing governance framework. You’ll also manage and direct our legal services provision, through the relationship with our arm’s length company that provides our legal advice and maximise the benefits to the Council from this arrangement.

A qualified and currently practicing legal professional, you’ll need to have extensive experience of leading a range of corporate governance functions. You’ll ideally be a current Monitoring Officer of Deputy Monitoring Officer looking for your next step up and able to take a holistic approach to organisational governance. Working closely with our Chief Executive and Executive Director of Finance and Resources, you’ll be a core member of our Corporate Leadership Team. To be successful, you’ll need a proven track record contributing to the development and leadership of a well led, effective public body, managing risk well, upholding the law and ensuring the effective stewardship of public funds. But above all, you’ll have excellent leadership skills and behaviours, essential to leading a confident and high performing group of professionals.

For more information, please call Aaron Thomas on 07709 505 403 for a confidential conversation.

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Cambridgeshire is a county of real contrasts. We’re known on the global stage for being the home of a world-class university, as a hub for research and innovation in technology and in life sciences. We’re also a rural and agricultural county, rich with market towns, villages and parishes. It’s this diversity and contrast and also means we need to work harder to ensure more of our communities share in the benefits and opportunities that our knowledge led economy creates. As a County Council, we’re committed to creating a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire for everyone. And now, we’re looking for you to help drive and direct that vision to become a reality.

As Service Director: Policy and Communities, you’ll lead our policy and strategy design, development, and implementation, working across Council services and collaboratively with our partners. This is a role that will place you at the centre of our organisation and our local system. Bringing intellectual rigour and an insight led approach, you’ll shape our policy, programme management and business intelligence functions to benefit of both the council and the county.

However, this rewarding role is about so much more than crafting our corporate policies, it’s also about bringing them to life and their practical implementation. As such, you’ll lead our community facing services such as libraries and adult skills, bringing us closer to the people we are here to serve and connecting us more closely to our communities. You’ll also focus on resilience and business continuity with a lead role in supporting our emergency planning arrangements.

To take on this compelling role, you’ll need to have extensive experience working within a senior leadership role where you’ve been part of developing and implementing public policy and strategies. And you’ll be confident working with stakeholders and partners to ensure interventions are rigorous, evidence based and deliverable. But above all, you’ll have excellent leadership skills and behaviours, essential to leading a confident and high performing group of diverse professionals.

For more information, please call Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108 176 for a confidential conversation.

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