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Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in becoming Assistant Director Law and Governance at the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames. At Kingston, we are passionate about our Royal Borough and want to be known as a Council that is exemplar for citizen engagement. This is a new era for the Council, with a new Liberal Democrat administration in place, and we are redefining the relationships we have with our residents, community groups, businesses, voluntary sector and central government.  Whoever is appointed to this role will help establish our profile as a Council with exceptional standards of governance and commercialism to ensure our communities receive consistently high-quality services.

Do you have the skills, experience and proven track record to join our Senior Leadership team?

As an Assistant Director in this role, you will provide strategic leadership, effective management and accountability for the delivery and performance across the service and have the gravitas to establish credibility with a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.  You will have a strong track record in advising politicians and chief officers in your current or previous role.

You will be committed to excellent customer service and be effective at working closely with Councillors and our communities. This is a unique opportunity to lead a large team in Kingston.    If you believe you can offer the right mix of experience, influential leadership, drive and innovation during a time of transformational change, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

To be successful in this post, you will also need to have a strong strategic grasp, experience of leading within a complex organisation and a strong ambition to deliver services differently.   

For a confidential discussion please call our adviser at GatenbySanderson, Penny Ransley on 020 7426 3962 .

Sarah Ireland
Director of Corporate and Commercial

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