- To actively support the Chief Executive in the overall leadership and management of the Council contributing to the corporate and strategic management of the Council as a member of the Corporate Executive Team.
- To lead on a portfolio of strategic issues on behalf of the Council’s Corporate Executive Team.
- To performance manage a group of Heads of Service.
Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities
As part the Council’s Corporate Executive Team, provide strategic leadership, direction and service expertise to Elected Members in the development and implementation of corporate Council policy in relation to vision, values and objectives as well as local communities and national government.
Provide leadership on the Corporate drive for continuous improvement and high performance to meet service level performance measured against outcomes determined locally and nationally.
Provide appropriate professional support and development for Heads of Service in order to ensure the effective management of services and the meeting of service objectives. Holding them accountable for the delivery of their service plans and agreed performance.
Role model the organisation’s purpose and vision and keep Head of Service focused on delivering that vision.
Act as an ambassador for the Council and its priorities and as an internal role model for staff, communicating and engaging with them to gain commitment to the aims and objectives of the Council and the standards of behaviour and performance expected.
Promote and develop working relationships building a culture of partnership working and identifying opportunities and initiatives for improving service delivery.
Corporate and Service Strategy and Policy Development
To lead on the specific council strategy in relation to service area responsibilities and corporate initiatives.
Create and develop effective partnerships with internal departments, external agencies and organisations in order to maximise the resources available to the council in meeting its strategic aims and objectives.
Change and Continuous Improvement
To champion change and transformation both in their specific services and the council as a whole.
To communicate and provide vision for employees regarding changes and improvement.
To position the council for future success by identifying new opportunities
Management of Resources
To oversee the effective management of the resources available for the services to meet the strategic aims and objectives of the services.
Safety, Quality and Performance Management
To oversee the establishment and management of systems and procedures that deliver a safe working environment.
Ensure Heads of Service have an established framework for assuring quality professional practice within their services.
Review regularly projects and activities within service area responsibilities and ensure they are being properly managed through the relevant Head of Service.
Human Resource Responsibility
Ensure high quality and consistent management of Heads of Service performance.
Ensure effective and constructive staff relations and communication.
Equalities and Sustainability
Effectively contribute to the Council’s Carbon Management Portfolio through the delivery of a low carbon service and participation in and, when required, leadership of carbon reduction projects and/or programmes.
Undertake such duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably specified by the County Council or by the Chief Executive, such as, but not limited to:
- Welsh Language
- Emergency Planning
- Health and Safety
- Trade Union Negotiations
These responsibilities will be reflected in personal objectives.
Key Objectives and Corporate Programmes
Key objectives and Corporate Programme Leadership will be proposed and discussed with the post holder and monitored by the Chief Executive.