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Cunninghame House, Friars Croft, Irvine, KA12 8EE
£88,965 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

We have big plans for the future of North Ayrshire… and we’re looking for an exceptional individual who can help us deliver them.

We are embarking on the next phase of our ambitious transformation programme, maximising opportunities and addressing the challenges which lie ahead of us. 

We want to hear from a talented individual with strong leadership skills who has the vision and skills to become the Head of Service for Commercial Services.  The successful candidate will support the Executive Director and the Chief Executive to deliver the Council’s ambitions for North Ayrshire. 

As a Chief Officer of the Council, the successful candidate will have a strategic leadership role supporting service transformation and delivering high quality, value for money services in a challenging financial climate. 

You will demonstrate extensive experience at a senior management level and have the ability to create inspiring and innovative solutions.

The post has a challenging and exciting remit with responsibility for a variety of areas such as Streetscene, Waste and Roads.  Full information can be found in the Role Profile. 

As a strategic and inspirational leader, you will deliver a clear sense of purpose and direction and will secure the confidence of Elected Members, the Council and your Teams.

You will be able to demonstrate experience in the implementation of change, excellent people management skills, effective partnership working, integrity and sound ethical judgement.

The Role Profile, supported by the Competency Framework provides more detailed information. 

Dates to note are:  

  • 1.5 hours will be required between 16th and 20th February 2022 to complete online Psychometrics.
  • Interviews will take place on Friday 4th March 2022 (please keep this available) and this will take place using Microsoft Teams.

For an informal discussion please contact Russell McCutcheon at to arrange a telephone conversation.

Additional Information

Please note that this post is politically restricted and requires the completion of the  Register of Interest.



If selected for interview, your contact details and name will be shared with The Keil Centre to issue you online psychometric assessments prior to interview.

We have ensured satisfactory protection by ensuring contracts and sharing agreements are in place that define the security controls that stipulate data is held safely and securely

We are using Microsoft Teams to progress with interviews virtually and all you need is a device with a camera and access to the internet. We will provide guidance and instructions on how to use this method if your interview is being held virtually.

Before you apply, find out a little bit about us and why we are a Great Place to Work.

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