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Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU
£88,165 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

East Ayrshire Council is ambitious to improve outcomes for our residents and communities. Our vision is to have communities which are strong, safe and vibrant and where everyone has a good quality of life and access to opportunities and choices. We are committed to partnership working as we believe that through genuine engagement and participation we can achieve better outcomes for local people and communities. We are led by our Community Plan which provides the overarching strategic policy framework for the delivery of services by all Partners within East Ayrshire.

To help us achieve the next phase of our plan, embedding transformation at the core of our services, the Council has reviewed its internal structure and resources to prepare for the challenges ahead. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Head of Corporate Support is a new and critical role in this journey, providing strategic lead and direction on progressing transformation, with a focus on an enabling risk appetite, realisable benefits and performance, bringing discipline to the strategic decision making process.

As Head of Corporate Support you will lead on the development and management of Corporate Support Services, defining roles and responsibilities, co-ordinating cross-cutting support to our services, and developing the tools for effective governance aligned to our vision, values and objectives.

Applications are invited from candidates who have values aligned to our ambition, have highly developed communications skills, and who can effectively manage stakeholder relationships and positively challenge. You should have experience of managing and leading the formulation and delivery of transformation and policy within a large multi-disciplined organisation, be able to effectively devise and translate strategy into operational plans and actions and have a knowledge of policy and legislative requirements which impact on the corporate support function.

Further information for Head of Cor​porate Support can be found on East Ayrshire Council's website.


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The Individual

This is a permanent full time post based at Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock

The salary for this position is £88,165 per annum.

Please note: The information provided above is the standard conditions for this post. However, due to the current outbreak of Covid 19 you may be required to work from home until advised otherwise.