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The Roles

Ours is a borough like no other. A place where vibrant, contrasting cultures shine. Where there’s the chance to transform the landscape through leading-edge regeneration so communities can thrive. A borough that strives towards a vision of culture, empathy, and shared prosperity, by standing together as one. Here, diversity is seen as a strength – and we’ve placed it at the heart of our ambitious Borough Plan.

Salary Scale: Hay2. £136,167; £ 142,086; £148008; £153,927

As Strategic Director for Digital & Customer Services, you’ll lead a number of high-profile, front line teams. Under your direction, they’ll perform at their best as you drive the digital transformation of services and the wider organisation. You’ll embrace change and remain open to innovation, while working with a range of partners to ensure fantastic delivery. The key is to lead a strategic, joined-up approach as you play your part in the borough’s wider strategic leadership. You’ll work closely with our executive team, using your expertise to drive exciting resident-led development. At the same time, you’ll take on the role of Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) in relation to FoI.

With your track record as a senior leader, our services will be in good hands. You’ll know how to work across departmental boundaries, drive major change initiatives and achieve service improvements. You can also handle the tricky task of managing multiple services, inspiring the trust of partners and teams alike. Influential and commercially sharp, you’ll provide a clear sense of direction.

Salary Scale: Hay3/3A. £100,643; £105,088; £109,525; £113,966; £118,407; (Hay3A £129,490)

As our Director of Finance (and S151 officer), you’ll take on the challenge of managing our revenue and capital planning, and our financial strategies. Our financial position has been well managed, so you’ll inherit sound finances and excellent governance. We’re keen to build on these strong foundations and achieve £40million savings by 2023, which will require innovative thinking and expert business planning from you. We’ll also expect you to provide clear and balanced advice at the highest levels. With your expertise, we can tackle strategic service issues, complex policy matters and financial challenges.

We’re determined to bring about change here in the borough of Brent. You’ll therefore find a culture where you’re free to deliver at pace. To do that, you need to be a CIPFA-qualified (or equivalent) senior leader who can manage all aspects of a robust finance department – from financial planning and accounting, to financial risk management and performance. You’ll also be adept at thinking strategically and providing a sense of financial direction, with the ability to act as S151 officer and a Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO).

Salary Scale: Hay3/3A. £100,643; £105,088; £109,525; £113,966; £118,407; (Hay3A £129,490)

We need to be as close as possible to the people we serve every day. That means making sure they have easy, direct access to the Council and its services. As Director of Customer Access, you’ll take charge of customer access arrangements, leading strategic development and upholding the customer experience at all times. It’s a chance to manage a portfolio of high-performing services and instil an innovative, change-friendly culture.

Only a proven senior leader will be ready for this role. You should have a track record of achievement and experience of delivering customer-focused services. Degree-qualified (or equivalent), you’ll have worked in a large, diverse, customer-centric organisation before, where you’ll have tackled planning, worked with partners and provided sound financial management. Collaborative, influential and well organised, you’ll set direction and bring improvement through exciting change initiatives.

Salary Scale: Hay 4. £76,962; £81,504; £85,842; £90,284; £94,722

For an ambitious planning professional, Brent is a fantastic place to be. We’re at the forefront of exciting, borough-wide regeneration that’s changing the face of a suburb for over 300,000 residents. We’re rejuvenating nine town centres, creating well-designed public spaces and working to meet rising housing needs. In fact, we’re committed to building 5,000 new homes over the next five years. As Head of Planning and Development Services, you’ll be at the heart of our efforts, managing the key services involved. It’s a chance to join an award-winning team and tackle significant projects offering great exposure to negotiation and development. As well as being the lead officer on Planning and Licensing committees, you’ll be our advisor and ambassador, representing the Council at events and supporting inclusive growth strategies.

Educated to degree-level with an appropriate Planning-related qualification (e.g. RTPI), you’ll bring proven experience of managing planning and transport services. You’ve put strategies into action to achieve service improvement and built a track record of leading major change initiatives. With this background, you’ll have a wealth of relevant knowledge covering the issues facing local government and local government finance. It’s exactly the kind of expertise that stakeholders expect, giving you the gravitas to collaborate, lead and influence.

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