Executive Manager - People & Innovation

Norfolk, England
07 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Louisa London
Contract Type
Full Time


You will have direct line management of Change Innovation and Performance Manager, Environmental Health Consultancy Manager and Managing Director of Training Services.

The core areas of the role will cover transformation/change, work force planning, strategic planning, performance management and people management.

Role responsibilities

You will assist the Chief Executive and Executive Directors through the provision of strategic advice in relation to the development of corporate plans and policy. Provide professional and commercial advice to the Executive Management Team and elected Members with regards to best practice, people policies and Innovation.

You will provide strategic leadership to enable the provision of high quality, accessible and locally responsive services and ensure that both Councils have a strong focus on customer service and have an innovative approach to service provision and change.

Ensure the Councils have robust performance and risk frameworks, which are supporting the Councils to be effective, efficient, and sound. To manage the performance of the relevant Senior Managers and coaching them to high achievement through both performance objectives and the competency framework.

You will also be encouraged to seek out opportunities for maximising the Councils' position, for example through exploration of partnership working, trading and the commercial management of contracts. As well as acting as an 'ambassador' for, and to promote, the Council's locally, regionally and nationally.

Other areas of responsibility will include providing advice and preparing proposals on development opportunities for both Councils, including strategic implications, costs and benefits. Also writing reports, attending meetings (internal and external) giving presentations, communicating with the press and internally, handling emergencies and working to tight deadlines. A flexible approach to working hours will be essential to successfully manage the demands of the role.

Person specification

For the interim role you must have Senior management experience within a Local Authority, to include strategy, people management, change management, strategic planning, and performance management.

Extensive knowledge of the Local Government sector including experience and knowledge of the legal, statutory and corporate framework and experience of successfully working with elected members and in a Political environment.

Evidence of formulating, leading and implementing strategies, which cross service or professional boundaries. Including evidence of delivering outcomes in collaboration with others. A track record of delivering service improvements and reducing service costs. Knowledge of national Government policies and strategies as they affect Local Government Service delivery. In depth knowledge of the requirements of Local Authority public protection services.

To express an interest in the role, or for more information please contact Louisa London, Business Director Hays Human Resources - Senior Appointments.


Hays EA is a trading division of Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited and acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Apply for Executive Manager - People & Innovation

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB

4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from Personnel Today Jobs by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on PersonnelToday Jobs you agree to our Terms & Conditions and confirm that you have read our Privacy Policy, and our Cookie Use Policy.

You should not include any sensitive personal data and/or private information about yourself in your CV including, but not limited to, D.O.B, national insurance number or medical information.  If this information is required to apply for a job, it can be provided to the recruiter directly if required.  You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.