Senior Leadership Roles'

We’ve got big plans and high hopes for Bristol. It’s a city of ground-breaking innovation – brimming with talented people and bright ideas. So, as its council, we need to be just as forward-thinking. That’s why we’re looking for driven, visionary and positive senior directors to join us. To empower communities. To unlock Bristol’s true potential.

Salary: £88,648 to £109,506

Location: At Bristol we believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering hybrid working arrangements.

Shaping Tomorrow’s Bristol

Vibrant, successful and diverse, Bristol is bursting with history, culture, innovation and bold ideas, it has so much to offer – and an exciting future ahead. Our vision is to play a leading role in driving a city of hope and aspiration where everyone can share in its success.

Reporting to the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, and working closely with Cabinet Members, you will have the unique opportunity of driving forward the Council's strategic ambitions for assets, infrastructure and property, by overseeing major programmes and projects that will contribute to the future of the city. Working closely with a broad spectrum of partners and external agencies, you will collaborate to deliver the commitments of the Mayor and the Cabinet, as set out in our Corporate Strategy and the One City Plan.

As well as a genuine strategist and motivator, we are looking for an inclusive senior leader who can not only bring the best out of working with multi-faceted services, but enhance them through innovation and drive, developing a cohesive professional division that is focused on outcomes and results.

In this role you will lead the teams responsible for Capital Projects, Waste, Property & FM and the ground-breaking City Leap decarbonisation partnership.

Bristol is a welcoming city which is known for being a great place to live and for doing things a little bit differently. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude, try new things and are really proud of what we’ve got. If this sounds appealing, then we want to hear from you.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within the Bristol City Council workforce. Appointments will be made on merit.

 

Apply now

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained consultants at Penna:

Ben Cox – 07809 374692 or ben.cox@penna.com

Rob Naylor - 07922 417550 or rob.naylor@penna.com

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5th June 2022

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Salary: £88,648 to £109,506

Location: At Bristol we believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering hybrid working arrangements.

As Director of Children and Families, you’ll build and manage a high-performing senior team to develop and transform children’s services in Bristol. You’ll lead on a diverse range of services to achieve successful outcomes for children and families. Safeguarding all children and young people in the city will be your main priority, something you’ll do with commitment and integrity. That’s why you’ll champion and maintain high standards of practice in social work, and in everything you do.

Supporting the Executive Director, you’ll deliver an operational strategy that meets the future needs of the city and help to create an inclusive economy – one where opportunity and success is shared. More than that, you’ll advocate and promote the aspirations of all children and young people, as well as their families, right across the city.

Within this role, you’ll have a direct impact on all vulnerable children and families in Bristol. That’s why, as well as substantial experience working in a senior role in social care, you’ll have a relevant professional qualification or an advanced practice qualification. You’ll need experience of managing teams in complex, multi-agency environments and must be able to build and develop strategic relationships with stakeholders and partners to achieve the very best outcomes. Expert knowledge and understanding of legislative frameworks appropriate to children’s social care is also necessary.

Bristol is one of the most progressive, vibrant and diverse cities in the UK. We have an ambitious and relentless drive to make the city and council more inclusive, and to empower people and communities. We’re creating a city of hope and aspiration where everyone can share in the success. To do so, we aim to ensure our leadership team reflects the communities we serve.

For those who join us, it’s a great opportunity to have a real impact on people’s lives. We aim to be more diverse and creative and to make decisions informed by different points of view. It’s a chance to make a difference, as well as encouraging our colleagues to be part of that difference. We’ll also empower you to be a role model and live our values: you’ll be dedicated and collaborative, curious and respectful, and you’ll be passionate about the futures of our children and young people.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within the Bristol City Council workforce. Appointments will be made on merit.

If you're interested in learning more about Bristol's fantastic Adult's and Children's Leadership roles, but weren't able to join our webinar on the 19th May you can click here to view the highlights at your own convenience.

Apply now

If you’re committed to a vibrant, diverse Bristol and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for children, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

Dawar Hashmi - 07513 706265 or dawar.hashmi@penna.com

Andrew Tromans – 07805 226301 or andrew.tromans@penna.com

Kelly Ridley - 07709 512415 or kelly.ridley@penna.com

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10th June 2022

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Salary: £140,794 to £156,437

Location: At Bristol we believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering hybrid working arrangements.

As Executive Director of Adult and Community Services, you’ll lead, develop and direct services relating to adult social care, commissioning and operation, public health, and communities. Safeguarding all vulnerable adults in the city will be your top priority, and you’ll do so with commitment and integrity. With the ability to build and maintain relationships, you’ll work closely with the Mayor, cabinet members and Chief Executive to deliver social services functions for adult social care.

You’ll be an empowering leader with a vision to succeed, spearheading the integration of adult social care and health, while influencing teams and partners to work collaboratively. What’s more, you’ll deliver savings associated with the transformation programme as part of addressing significant financial challenges in the adult social care budget.

As well as a relevant professional or management qualification, you’ll have experience working in an adult social care or public health environment. You’ll have a proven track record of influential leadership at a strategic level. You’ll have experience leading diverse activities within set budgets to meet targets and deliver objectives. You’ve also led and motivated teams to achieve high-performing, significant and sustainable service improvements. Able to build, develop and maintain strategic relationships, you’ve influenced and negotiated with a wide range of stakeholders and partners to achieve quality outcomes.

Bristol: one city, limitless opportunities. And at its heart – cultural diversity and independent spirit. We have an ambitious and relentless drive to make the city and council more inclusive, and to empower people and communities. We’re creating a city of hope and aspiration where everyone can share in the success. To do so, we aim to ensure our leadership team reflects the communities we serve.

For those who join us, it’s a great opportunity to have a real impact on people’s lives. We aim to be more diverse, creative and make decisions informed by different points of view. It’s a chance to make a difference, as well as encouraging our colleagues to be part of that difference. We’ll also empower you to be a role model and live our values: you’ll be dedicated and collaborative, curious and respectful, and you’ll take ownership of everything you do.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within the Bristol City Council workforce. Appointments will be made on merit.

If you're interested in learning more about Bristol's fantastic Adult's and Children's Leadership roles, but weren't able to join our webinar on the 19th May you can click here to view the highlights at your own convenience.

Apply now

If you’re committed to a vibrant, diverse Bristol and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for children, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

Julie Towers - 07764 791736 or julie.towers@penna.com

Dawar Hashmi – 07513 706265 or dawar.hashmi@penna.com

Carol Coyle - 07500 887849 or carol.coyle@penna.com

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5th June 2022

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Salary: £140,794 to £156,437

Location: At Bristol we believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering hybrid working arrangements.

As Executive Director of Children and Education, you’ll be a visionary – consistently creating ways to ensure every child belongs and gets the best start in life. Safeguarding all children and young people in the city will be your main priority, and you’ll do so with commitment and integrity. You’ll lead, empower and direct Bristol’s children and education workforce to close the attainment gap between everything from gender and race to socio-economic background. That’s why you’ll need to be solutions focused and results driven. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you’ll ensure we deliver our legal, moral and financial obligations and help to enhance the reputation of the City of Bristol.

As well as a relevant professional or management qualification, you must have experience of working in an education or children’s social care environment. You will need a proven track record of consistent leadership achievement as well as experience of leading and motivating teams to achieve high-performing, significant and sustainable service improvements. You must demonstrate an ability to build, develop and maintain strategic relationships, and influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders and partners to achieve quality outcomes.

Bristol: one city, limitless opportunities. And at its heart – cultural diversity and independent spirit. We have an ambitious and relentless drive to make the city and council more inclusive, and to empower people and communities. We’re creating a city of hope and aspiration where everyone can share in the success. To do so, we aim to ensure our leadership team reflects the communities we serve.

For those who join us, it’s a great opportunity to have a real impact on people’s lives. We aim to be more diverse, creative and make decisions informed by different points of view. It’s a chance to make a difference, as well as encouraging our colleagues to be part of that difference. We’ll also empower you to be a role model and live our values: you’ll be dedicated and collaborative, curious and respectful, and you’ll be passionate about the futures of our children and young people.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within the Bristol City Council workforce. Appointments will be made on merit.

If you're interested in learning more about Bristol's fantastic Adult's and Children's Leadership roles, but weren't able to join our webinar on the 19th May you can click here to view the highlights at your own convenience.

Apply now

If you’re committed to a vibrant, diverse Bristol and would like to join a great team of talented professionals and use your experience and leadership to improve outcomes for children, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information as detailed below:

Dawar Hashmi – 07513 706265 or dawar.hashmi@penna.com

Kelly Ridley - 07709 512415 or kelly.ridley@penna.com

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5th June 2022

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