Assistant Director – Strategic Infrastructure & Planning Communities Directorate

Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Circa £90,000
Posted
26 Apr 2018
Closes
01 Jun 2018
Job role
Director
Contract Type
Full time

We’re home to some of the brightest minds in the country. What’s more, we’re right at the heart of a truly global network of innovation.  So when it comes to reinventing our entire transport and connectivity network – shouldn’t we go further than anyone else? We believe so. That’s why we’re radically rethinking how life in Oxfordshire should be. And why we’ll look to you to drive forward projects that are mind-stretching, career-building and destined to bring people and ideas closer together.  This is a once in a generational chance to shape what the internationally renowned Oxfordshire will look like not just now but in 50 years.  With thriving communities, a thriving economy and a natural environment that will be equal to the best.  

                                               

Oxfordshire is at a crossroad in defining what its future should look like and this key leadership role will be pivotal to support the definition of its spatial vision, maximizing existing infrastructure whilst leading the way in new approaches to connecting people and places.  You’ll be responsible for the creation in ground breaking and innovative strategies and policies that take the council and the county forward on its journey to 2050, enhancing local communities, improving connectivity and unlocking low carbon growth, whilst enhancing and protecting the environment.

Expect projects of a critical and high-profile nature, for example, reinforcing our position on the Oxford-Cambridge corridor;  refining our local transport plan making our Transport 2050 vision a reality and promoting our county as a living lab for innovative infrastructure development. These are challenges that will be critical to the Oxfordshire of tomorrow – but serving today’s county is just as important. We want you to review service delivery, support the Growth Deal and develop an approach to managing the county’s natural capital and lead development management. By working closely with a range of partners from Network Rail to Homes England, you’ll make progress happen.

Highly motivated, your background could be in the public or private sector. Either way, you’ll have proved you can lead and manage complex, large-scale services and translate strategic vision into local plans – all in collaboration with professionals, partners and customers.  Equipped with leadership or management qualifications as well as a relevant degree, you’ll be as ready to challenge as you are to support and encourage; as skilled at interpreting business data as you are at boosting efficiency; and as politically astute as you are commercially aware.

To find out more about a role that will transform your future as well as the day-to-day life of everyone who lives in, works in or visits Oxfordshire, please visit www.thehomeofsmarterthinking.com

For a confidential discussion about these roles, please contact our consultants at Penna, Anthony Hopkin on 07500 042272 or Carol Coyle on 020 7332 7806.

Closing date: 1st June 2018