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Head of Strategy and Innovation

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/08/2020 10:00
£74,310 - £80,963
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Executive/Senior Management
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
10 Aug

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This job is closed for applications.

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We’re making a difference; be a part of it.

Head of Strategy and Innovation

Salary: £74,310 - £80,963

Here at South Gloucestershire Council we serve a vibrant and diverse community and are recognised as an ambitious, forward thinking, high performing organisation. Through this period of unprecedented change, our strength has been our outstanding colleagues. We’re committed to working together in an environment which is free from discrimination and where our people feel valued and respected.

We have become stronger and more resilient than ever, working harder every day to be the council our residents expect. Even in these extraordinary times, we have been proactive, working with our outstanding partners to delivery exceptional services to our communities.

How you’ll make a difference

In order to sharpen our focus, harness our strengths and identify opportunities to ensure the residents of South Gloucestershire can thrive, we have created an exciting new role for a proactive, dynamic, forward thinking individual. In this highly varied role, you will lead on strategy and policy development at a corporate and community level, strengthening the capability to deliver our ambition and priorities, at pace.

Working collaboratively, you will pivot the organisation further towards a corporate identity of innovation, transformation and sustainability which further enhances our reputation and South Gloucestershire’s brand as a great place to live, work, learn, invest and grow.

We are looking for a special kind of leader with the talent to gain the trust and support of our residents, as well as our elected members and senior officers. Utilising your exceptional relationship building and communication skills you will effectively advise and influence at the highest level, strengthening partnerships, identifying and creating new ways of working, and empowering our residents.

What we need from you

You will be an experienced senior manager, ideally with a background in strategy and programme development, with experience of marketing/brand development strategies and community engagement.

You will have an adaptable approach, be forward thinking and visionary, building a sense of direction and a commitment to change among staff.

Crucially, you understand the importance of communications and know how to enhance our brand, creating a compelling corporate narrative across our strategic communications and public relations activities. Above all, you’ll be enthused by this unique opportunity to touch the lives of our residents, making a difference to their communities.

For more information about the role and to apply, visit https://www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe65925/head-of-strategy-innovation-and-communication/

or for a confidential discussion, please contact Dawn Faulkner (0121 644 5703) or Paddy O’Hara (0113 205 6098)

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020 @ 10am

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