Council: Leighton-Linslade Town Council

County: Bedfordshire

Salary: £41,591 - £45,648 (37 hours per week (full-time)

Closing date: 04/10/2022 23:00

Head of Cultural & Economic Services

Applications must be returned by 04/10/2022 23:00

We are one of the country’s largest Town Councils, with a proud tradition of contribution and excellence. We serve the vibrant, historic and welcoming communities of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade in the heart of Bedfordshire. Working together with our Councillors and partners, we are determined to realise our vision, “A Community to be Proud Of.” That means achieving high quality services promoting well-being for everyone. The role of Head of Economic & Cultural Services is your opportunity to help us deliver our vision.

How you will make a difference

Working as part of the Town Council’s management team, and leading a group of highly dedicated staff and volunteers, you will:

  • Promote our Town Centre and other places of interest, encouraging take up of local services from our outstanding offer of independent businesses
  • Lead the Town Council’s award-winning market function
  • Support partnership working with Central Bedfordshire Council and other stakeholders that helps us deliver our vision and improves services for our residents
  • Develop, promote and manage events that provide community cohesion, sense of community and brings people into the town
  • Manage community activities and council led projects including our Teenage Advice and Information Centre

What we will need from you

We are a small, cohesive team and we are looking for someone who shares our passion to maximise the potential for Leighton-Linslade. This is your opportunity to use your excellent relationship and communication skills, bringing forward new ideas as well as taking forward existing initiatives. We are looking for someone who can fit in well in our friendly, committed and flexible group. Always willing to contribute and add value, you will bring a level of confidence that allows you to hold important meetings to advance critical Town Council issues. We would be interested in speaking to officers from other town councils or local authorities, as well as candidates from aligned parts of the wider public and private sectors. Either way you will bring experience of leading teams, projects and services in partnership settings that deliver great outcomes for people, be they customers, businesses or residents.

How to Apply

To apply provide a CV with supporting statement (up to 2 sides of A4) showing us how you meet our person specification.

Applications should be uploaded here

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The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 5 October

Anticipated dates for interview, potentially subject to change:

First interviews w/c 17 October. Final interviews w/c 24 October

For an informal discussion, contact Mark Bearn at HAYS on 07872 672290 or email [email protected]