The Role

For the right person, it’s a place where you can establish your reputation as a strategic leader in one of London’s most dynamic and diverse boroughs.

 

 

About the role

Strategic Director Environment and Leisure
£140k - £177k, plus a £5k supplement

Southwark is a place where you can make things happen. A place with a clarity of purpose and a shared commitment to delivering the outcomes that matter to our residents. For the right person, it’s a place where you can establish your reputation as a strategic leader in one of London’s most dynamic and diverse boroughs.

This is a highly visible role within our organisation, leading services that have a direct impact on quality of life in the borough, and therefore attract considerable public and political interest. It demands a broad suite of leadership and management skills and the personal presence to assure, influence and negotiate at all levels. We expect that you will be able to operate across a wide sphere of influence, ensuring that operational delivery is of the highest quality and represents value for money, but also being a credible contributor at the strategic level. You’ll have a corporate role to play within the council as well as representing and influencing on behalf of Southwark in the London-wide discourse.

We don’t have a very prescriptive view on the professional background of our ideal candidate – though we expect they will have experience of leading complex, customer facing services. A sound appreciation of working within a political setting, delivering in partnership with others, and a well-developed, pragmatic commercial awareness will also be of value. You’ll also need to demonstrate an affinity with our Council values, and practical examples of putting these into practice in your career to date.

For an informal conversation, contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.

Environment and Leisure Business Plan