Leadership recruitment

Chief Officer Recruitment: Help us to rebuild a better Hackney

Group Director, Adults, Health and Integration

Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing

Closing date: 6 November 2020

Man and woman walking in the park wearing masks“This year has seen all our certainties overturned; the way we work, how we interact with our residents and colleagues, how we provide services, how our local economies function. 2020 has given us new challenges, but more than anything, it has intensified our existing challenges, and our focus on them. We are really concerned about the way that Covid has impacted on our communities and worsened inequalities. This is why we have been very quick to reset our corporate priorities, thinking about how we rebuild a better Hackney that is for all our diverse communities.”

Before Covid, we were working to make Hackney fairer, safer and more sustainable.  Now those things are even more important, and more urgent.  We are determined that out of this uniquely challenging set of circumstances, we will renew ourselves as an organisation, and our commitment to our underpinning values.  We will rebuild a better Hackney than the one we saw at the start of the year.

The people in these two roles, at the most senior level in the organisation, will be vital to helping us overcome these new challenges, and meet our ambitious goals, together as one team.   We are looking for exceptional individuals with creativity and vision, with a track record in the strategic leadership of public services, and who can share our passion and commitment for Hackney, and for building a fairer future for everyone who lives here. Please find out more about the two roles below. We look forward to welcoming you to Hackney Council.”

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
Tim Shields, Chief Executive

Apply via Starfish Search. For a confidential discussion about these roles, please contact Penny Ransley (07549 233685) or Jo Boardman (07834 030501) at Starfish Search.

We are driven by recruiting the best people to deliver for the diverse communities of Hackney. We are underrepresented by Black and Asian and Minority Ethnic people, and disabled people, at senior levels so we particularly welcome applications from these groups, so we have the best and widest pool to choose the best from.

Why join Hackney Council?
Rebuilding a better Hackney
Hackney Council’s Future Leadership Structure
Rebuilding a Better Hackney

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Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing

Your passion for communities will shape your strategic leadership of the frontline services that matter to every Hackney resident, from waste and cleansing, to planning, community safety, parking, markets, and our outstanding parks and leisure offer. You will also be responsible for all aspects of housing management, a significant portfolio of 23,000 tenancies and 10,000 leasehold Properties.

Group Director Adults, Health, and Integration

As our statutory DASS, you will ensure that Hackney delivers outstanding adult social care services. Your creativity and exceptional partnership skills will help us tackle the huge resourcing challenges faced by the sector. You will be accountable for Public Health and for tackling the deep rooted health inequalities that affect too many of our residents. You will also lead the health integration agenda, working with leaders from across the health and social care system.