Strategic Director Corporate Resources

Strategic Director: Corporate Resources – £132,798 – £139,223

Your capacity to deliver on commitments, with a constant eye on strategic priorities and long-term vision, will bring clarity and confidence across the District.  Your leadership across the council is critical to our transformation.  Overseeing core services, including HR, Legal, Finance, Internal Audit, Revenues & Benefits, Procurement, and IT, you’ll build a team and culture that exemplifies Bradford’s unique character and drive.

As you’d expect, being a key player in a large, dynamic and ambitious council means there’ll be a lot on the agenda.  Key priorities will be effective and strategic use of our estate; using digital opportunities to better engage citizens and services; creating a smart district alongside a smart city; investing in social value through effective procurement and market shaping and leading a more commercial, can-do culture that releases organisational potential.  You’ll take well-judged risks, ensuring the end goal is a better Bradford.

You’ll probably have experience of working at the corporate core of an organisation with similar complexity and scope.  You won’t need to be a finance professional but must be able to ensure we marshal all our assets and resources to deliver our planned savings across the council so that we can continue to invest for the future.  Get these services right and they become the invisible glue that connects our people, partners, politicians, businesses and communities.  Coming from any sector, you’ll need to understand the issues in local government, have highly developed political antennae and be able to convince all partners that you can bring the leadership, credibility and grip needed to achieve lasting change.

We’ve a good story to tell in Bradford.  You’ll be an ambassador across the District, region and nationally who shares our journey and successes with confidence and pride.  Bradford is changing.  In this role you’ll lead the way, creating stronger foundations for the future.

Recent Achievements

  • 10th most productive upper tier council in UK (Impower 2017)
  • Most productive economic area in Yorkshire (ONS)
  • Best place to start a high growth business of the 20 largest cities in UK (Barclays 2017)
  • Fourth most improved District for educational attainment in 2017
  • Positive peer review and JTAI (domestic abuse) (2017)
  • Northern Powerhouse Station proposed for Bradford by Transport for the North (January 2018)
  • Investment of circa 1 billion in city centre regeneration 2008-2017
  • Opening of The David Hockney Gallery in 2017 – celebrating Hockney’s 80th birthday and abiding relationship with his home city
  • Bradford Literature Festival rated the third most significant UK literature festival – after Edinburgh and Hay.
  • City Hall to house the national museum of rugby league from 2020
  • The NEC to operate The Odeon from 2021 – the largest mid sized venue outside London
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