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  • Ref no: DGA04911
  • Published: 15/10/19
  • Closes: 8/11/19
  • Location: Social Services Office,122-124 Irish Street, DG1 2PB
  • Salary: £104,288.00 - £108,024.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.



£104,288 to £108,024

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to provide leadership, vision and strategic direction to the Council’s Skills, Education and Learning services.

The successful candidate will work closely with Elected Members, and as a member of the Council Senior Leadership Team you will ensure the Council transforms to meet future challenges. You will play a pivotal role in driving change, leading and implementing Council long term strategy, securing continuous improvement and ensuring that priorities, objectives and statutory obligations are met.

You will lead our skills and learning ambitions through the Borderlands Growth Deal and the development of innovative skills opportunities for our young people and our workforce for the future, working with local and national partners.

You will be a strong leader with a track record of success at a senior level. Educated to degree standard [or equivalent], you will be experienced in change management, transformational leadership, designing and delivering strategic policies to improve organisational performance, effective use of resources, negotiating, communicating with and sustaining effective working arrangements with a wide range of local stakeholders and national partners.

You will be joining our Council at a time of exciting challenge and change in our region. This provides the opportunity for you to shape and focus your resources to meet future challenges while empowering, inspiring and motivating employees to support change, work flexibly and embrace a strong performance management culture.

A relocation package is available.

For an informal discussion, contact our Chief Executive, Gavin Stevenson on (01387) 260142. Alternatively, you can contact or Human Resources t: 030 33 33 3003, email:

Closing date for applications: Friday 8 November 2019

Further details: 

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted and the Council’s Chief Officer Application Form must be completed in full. Further guidance on how to apply is attached.


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