Posted: Fri 23rd May 2014

Council launches new website in drive to fill two £89k a year Chief Officer positions

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Do you have the ability to scan the environment? offer political astuteness? show resilience and have an ‘In depth knowledge around organisational design, change and transformation’? Then this could be for you. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Flintshire county council have launched a brand new website in an effort to fill two new senior management positions which they are recruiting for. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The website leadflintshire.com  serves as part jobs board and part sales pitch and is being used by recruitment agencies to attract candidates to the vacancies.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The two Chief Officer roles, one ‘Governance’ the other ‘Organisational change’ – as you would expect come with hefty job descriptions and an even heftier salaries to match, somewhere between £79,000 and £89,000 per year however the salaries are inline with many other councils. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

These positions are seen as pivotal for the future direction and transformation of council services. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

With a backdrop of unprecedented budget cuts and job losses amongst the middle ranks the council’s Chief Executive Colin Everett told us; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The two posts being advertised are part of a new streamlined council structure with fewer senior managers, which was approved by the full County Council in March. Senior management is being reduced from 16 to 10. Two of the ten posts have not been filled and are now being advertised. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The reason the Council is being restructured is because of the financial position this and every other council has been placed in by the UK Government’s programme of austerity for the public sector. Flintshire County Council is dealing with this through swift and decisive action.The budget ‘gap’ we have to close for the coming financial year is a challenging £15m plus. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Our approach to this and coming years budgets was publicised last Autumn when we committed to protect local services as far as possible through a challenging and sustained review of the operating costs of the Council, a significant reduction in senior management costs, and an ongoing reduction in overall workforce and employment costs.
“We have a management cost reduction target, first phase, of £600,000 per annum, and we will have one of the leanest management structures in Welsh local government.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 Flintshire County Council Pay Policy 2014 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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