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This special place in South West London, between capital and country, has been a Royal Borough longer than anywhere else.

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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. We have ambitious plans for the future of Kingston and we are passionate about our intention to become a 21st century council, which meets the needs and expectations of our residents, businesses and visitors. We have major regeneration ambitions, and with the arrival of Crossrail 2, this will transform our connectivity and place in the region. We want to be known as a council that embraces high quality and sustainable development, is financially independent and is an exemplar for citizen engagement.

We are looking to recruit three assistant directors with the skills, experience and proven track record to join our Senior Leadership Team. Successful candidates will help to strengthen the council's profile nationally, whilst ensuring Kingston’s communities are fully engaged with our change agenda and receiving consistently high-quality services. 

  • Assistant Director, Regeneration and Strategic Housing (reports to the Director, Growth)
  • Assistant Director, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure (reports to the Director, Growth)
  • Assistant Director, Culture, Communities and Engagement (reports to the Director, Communities)

As an assistant director you will provide strategic leadership, effective management and accountability for the delivery and performance across the services 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 these posts, 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 0207 426 3962.

Yours sincerely

Nazeya Hussain, Director, Growth

Stephen Evans, Director Communities, Royal Borough of Kingston


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Assistant Director, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

Employer:
Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
Location:
Kingston
Salary:
Up to £99,000
Closing date:
28th June
Job Ref:
GSe43698

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Assistant Director, Regeneration and Strategic Housing

Employer:
Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
Location:
Kingston
Salary:
Up to £99,000
Closing date:
28th June
Job Ref:
GSe43695

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Assistant Director, Culture, Communities and Engagement

Employer:
Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
Location:
Kingston
Salary:
Up to £99,000
Closing date:
28th June
Job Ref:
GSe43692

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