Director of Public Services

Calderdale MBC


Job Description

‘Enterprising, talented, resilient and kind’ - help us deliver our vision

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the South Pennines in West Yorkshire, Calderdale is a vibrant metropolitan borough, an active part of Leeds City Region, with strong market towns and amazing heritage assets. We are developing a new vision for 2024, 50 years since we were formed as a local authority, and following an organisational restructure, led by the new Chief Executive, Calderdale Council is seeking to advertise the following posts:

• Director of Public Services
• Assistant Director (Economy, Housing and Investment)

These two roles will play a pivotal part in leading a hugely ambitious Council, determined to redefine the role of public services within our place and with our communities.

The Director role is a new post involving you leading the delivery of the key frontline universal services of the Council, ensuring a resident first approach, redesigning services to reduce inequalities, and building a sustainable future. But this role isn’t just about service delivery, we are looking for a creative public service leader, able to utilise all the resources of the place. We were the first Council in the country to implement ‘Live Chat’ 24/7, and we have a new digital strategy defining digital as what we are, not what we do. You will be a system thinker able to operate both strategically, whilst also being able to respond to detail in a political environment.

The Assistant Director is a new post, reflecting our ambition to drive forward inclusive growth, housing delivery and external investment into Calderdale. We are a borough of enterprise with resilient and creative businesses, founded on two hundred years of industry, with emerging digital capabilities putting us at the leading edge across all sectors. We have just established a housing delivery vehicle and a formal partnership agreement with our social housing provider enabling a rapid increase in housing supply. We have a string of recent successes in attracting major capital and revenue investment, but we are relentless in our aspiration to play a leading role in Leeds City Region and the North. A dynamic visionary individual who doesn’t accept second best, you will drive further success in inward investment and delivery. You will be a networker, a problem solver with an imagination for what is possible, and the determination to make it happen.

Employees of the Council enjoy a comprehensive reward and benefits package, which includes generous terms and conditions of employment and access to a wide range of retail discounts and lifestyle savings to name a few.

For further information, and to apply, please visit:

Closing Date for both posts: Monday 5 February 2018, 10am

Director of Public Services - Assessment Centre/Interview: 14th & 15th February 2018
Assistant Director – Assessment Centre/Interview: 21st & 22nd February 2018


  • Location : Halifax
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  • Closing Date : 05 February 2018
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