Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about this Head of Service role here at South Derbyshire District Council.

South Derbyshire is a vibrant and dynamic District in the heart of the National Forest and home to sustained economic growth. International businesses such as Nestlé, JCB and Toyota have committed to ongoing investment in the District and we are establishing a reputation as a hub where engineering and manufacturing prosper and grow. Encouraging and managing this growth, while achieving our carbon reduction ambitions and protecting and enhancing the rural heritage and the environment of our District is a key priority shared by the Council and its partners.

This is a key appointment for the Council.  The successful candidate will ensure that we build on our proven track record of high performance, innovation, and excellence in the services we provide for our communities. They will also be instrumental in supporting our communities beyond the current pandemic through reopening key facilities and re-energising community activities, initiatives, and partnerships.

The Council is ambitious, forward thinking, agile and responsive.  These are traits that we look for in our Heads of Service, who also need to be visible, confident, and influential individuals, comfortable working across the Council and in partnership with other organisations. If you are professionally outstanding, keen to develop your career at pace and can evidence the impact you have made for the community, this could be the perfect opportunity.


Allison Thomas
The Council has engaged Solace in Business to support us in making this appointment. I encourage you to contact Steve Guest on 020 7976 3311 to discuss the role in more detail. I hope you want to join us at South Derbyshire and look forward to receiving your application.
Allison Thomas
Strategic Director - Service Delivery

 

The successful candidate will ensure that we build on our proven track record of high performance, innovation, and excellence in the services we provide for our communities.