Executive vacancies

Oldham is a unique place; an original Northern Powerhouse with a mix of the challenges and opportunities which exemplify the changing face of modern Britain.

Its people have selfless spirit and a sense of pride that is immediately obvious. Innovation and enterprise are part of our DNA.  This is a place where entrepreneurs and industry are key to our future.

We seek to create an environment where everyone can truly aspire to be the best at what they choose to do. Clean, green and safe neighbourhoods, better jobs and homes, and an inclusive economy are central to this.

Director of Economy – Oldham Council

Salary: £96,425 – £106,575

Closing date: Wednesday 4 May, 2022

The Director of Economy leads on all aspects of Oldham’s economic development, planning, housing, strategic transport, enterprise and transformational place development as well as asset management.

Key aspects of the role include the development and delivery of Creating a Better Place Programme – place changing ambitious projects to provide catalytic change to the borough and provide better homes and access to better jobs for Oldham’s communities.

The role will also require representing Oldham at the Greater Manchester level to support the implementation of the Greater Manchester Strategy, and various associated programmes which support housing delivery, business growth and investment, culture and regeneration through enterprise and innovation.

We are looking for an inspirational senior strategic leader with extensive experience of a similar portfolio of services and a track record of collaboration and achievement to join an amazing team here at Oldham, as we start to shape our new Corporate Plan and wider Oldham Plan to maximise recovery and growth opportunities for the borough.

We need someone with expertise in leading successful large scale programmes which deliver economic growth, a track record of driving significant service improvements and success in enabling and developing partnerships across the public and private sectors.

Director of Environment – Oldham Council

Salary: £96,425 – £106,575

Closing date: Wednesday 4 May, 2022

The Director of Environment leads on the delivery of social and physical regeneration of the Borough, maximising opportunities and potential to join up initiatives to attract investment which benefits residents and the business community.

This includes visible services such as waste, highways, street scene, open spaces and heritage assets, as well as licensing, building control and regulatory services.

The postholder for this role will have an important part to play in all of this as you will need to provide the strategic direction and professional leadership, to ensure the effective commissioning, delivery and co-ordination of high quality, sustainable and efficient operational services and to ensure compliant and effective management of the Council’s environmental portfolio, working collaboratively, internally and externally with partners and colleagues.

We are looking for a senior manager with extensive experience of a similar portfolio of services and a track record of strategic leadership and achievement to join us as we start to shape our new Corporate Plan and wider Oldham Plan to maximise recovery and growth opportunities.

We need someone with expertise in leading successful large scale programmes which deliver economic growth, a track record of driving significant service improvements and success in developing partnerships across the public and private sectors.

Director of Adults’ Social Care (DASS)

Salary: £110,000

Closing date: Monday 16 May, 2022

Oldham is a unique place; an original Northern Powerhouse with a mix of the challenges and opportunities which exemplify the changing face of modern Britain.

Its people have selfless spirit and a sense of pride that is immediately obvious. Innovation and enterprise are part of our DNA.

This is a place where entrepreneurs and industry are key to our future.

We seek to create an environment where everyone can truly aspire to be the best at what they choose to do.

Clean, green and safe neighbourhoods, better jobs and homes, a thriving town centre and an inclusive economy are central to this.

We have recently published plans setting out how we will tackle the impact of the pandemic, while recognising that some of our communities have been hit far harder than others.

We’re proud to have one of the most diverse populations in the country. Our Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities make up more than a fifth of our residents, while our fastest-growing demographic is made up of those of Polish and Romanian heritage.

We are looking for someone who can listen to the voices of our residents and communities; someone who will embrace diversity to create and maintain a borough that is as inclusive as it is safe.

The Director of Adults’ Social Care will hold the statutory responsibilities under the Care Act for the borough and provide transformational leadership to the service.

The post holder will have direct responsibility for all strategic, commissioning and operational aspects of adult social care including our care providers MioCare.

Our ambition is to deliver a resident focused, place based, prevention and early intervention model of adult social care. This will be embedded in a strength and assets based approach.

You will be someone with a proven track record in the adult social care, health or a related sector.

Whilst having recent experience as a Statutory Director for Adult Social Services is preferable, we are open to attracting the rising stars who are ready to step up and can become future leaders.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong ethos for working in collaboration and through integrated services both across the local authority and with key partnerships, notably health and the voluntary sector.

The successful candidate will be able to build a strong network of trust and confidence in every relationship.

You’ll have a natural ability to use resources effectively and be able to promote a culture of personal responsibility and accountability.