Executive Recruitment

Strategic Director of Place Services

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St Helens Council
St Helens, Merseyside
£111,537 - £119,142
Closing date:
13th December
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
13th December 2019
Longlist meeting
18th December 2019
Preliminary interviews
w/c 13th January 2020
Shortlist meeting
Final interviews


St Helens Council serves two proud towns in the heart of the North West – St Helens and Newton-le-Willows – and historic communities within our borough including Haydock, Rainford, Sutton and Rainhill. As a council we are privileged to serve our residents, and we are currently seeking to recruit a senior member of the team to help drive our future transformation, deliver growth and improve services.

Our new Strategic Director of Place Services will lead our vital regeneration and economic growth agenda, as well as lead a wide variety of community-facing services which need to provide good value for money as well as high customer satisfaction. 

St Helens has a lot to offer.  We have energetic and fresh political leadership which is determined to get things done; as a place, we are well positioned geographically between Liverpool and Manchester; we have exciting opportunities for regeneration and growth in the borough; and we have an innovative and unique health and social care partnership – St Helens Cares. We are also an important part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, and we have a huge opportunity to influence public policy and budgets through the LCR devolution agreement and our elected LCR Mayor.

We are therefore seeking candidates with significant senior local government experience within a relevant discipline, excellent partnership skills, strong political understanding, and the ability to deliver results and find solutions.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Tim Hills
0113 205 6085
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