Providing inspirational leadership across our council, our city and our communities

Executive Director of People Services, up to £150k

Sheffield is one of the best places to live in the UK. It is uniquely positioned as the UK’s number one outdoor city with one third of its boundary taking in stunning landscapes from the National Peak District and is badged as the city of makers with buoyant, creative, digital and advanced manufacturing sectors. The city offers an abundance of talent with two world class universities, high performing schools and excellent connectivity through the regional airports and incoming HS2.

This is a particularly exciting opportunity to experience life in our great city and be part of our executive team which have established an ambitious and collaborative environment with a commitment to prevention.

The Executive Director of People Services plays a pivotal role within the council and across the city. Your role will be to drive organisational change and delivery to help us be the best we can be and meet the challenges ahead.  

You will be accountable for statutory and operational services in Children and Families, Adult Social Care, Inclusion and Learning, Libraries and commissioned services. 

We are looking for a credible senior leader who can quickly gain the trust of key stakeholders and staff. You will give confidence that you can lead these critical service areas safely and strategically whilst maintaining and building upon progress already underway.

To do this successfully it is likely you will have had some experience or understanding of social care and wider integration with health, as well as an understanding of the context in which local authorities operate.

We are proud of our City. Anyone who comes here will find it an exciting and ambitious time for our organisation and for Sheffield.

Interviews will be held on Monday 13 and 20 May 2019.


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This opportunity comes at an exciting time for our organisation and for Sheffield
Running in the Peak District

For further information, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna by calling 

Maggie Hennessy 07877 004648 or Helen Alwell 07809 905467


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