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Head of Innovation

This position is now closed to applications.

Join us for an exciting journey into a completely different way of connecting with our communities, all in the beautiful beating heart of Scotland.

As a local authority we have a well-earned reputation for solid financial management and delivery of important community services.  We are now looking to step that up.  To become more agile and creative in the way we connect with colleagues and communities, and that’s where you come in.

The newly developed role of Head of Innovation is an investment in our leadership capacity for strategic communication, employee and community engagement.  Set within the ever changing digital landscape, we’re looking for someone who can act as a role model for change demonstrating the behaviours and attitudes which are needed to drive a new way of working.

We’re looking for you to join us on the next stage of our journey which is the development of the Perth & Kinross Offer/Deal.  This is our vision for a new sustainable model of public service, which is shaped and co-designed with staff, citizens, communities, partners and stakeholders.

You will directly support the Chief Executive and the Executive Officer Team and work with leaders at all levels to engage in significant cultural change.  You will lead and drive Innovation, Improvement and Organisational Growth.  The role is fundamental in shaping our strategic direction and creating positive, collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

The Individual

Our ambitious agenda requires an experienced, dynamic leader with demonstrable experience of delivering change and business improvement at a strategic level.

You will be an emotionally intelligent, values-led leader who can build relationships and make connections which will inspire and lead transformation across staff groups and communities.

The offer is a very new way of working for us, and we’re looking for someone who’s up for the challenge of being at the forefront of change to create the future of public services in Perth & Kinross.

This role is responsible for shaping and managing the strategic innovation positioning, messaging and marketing of the Council, driving a clear, strong narrative and communication execution.  You will come with great vision and ambition to really make a difference as you will be afforded the autonomy to ensure we are set up for success in the future.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the role confidentially, please contact Catriona Mackie on 0141 212 7555.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Online facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475000 to discuss.

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If you have a disability which prevents you applying online, please call 01738 475000 to discuss any reasonable adjustments

Perth & Kinross Council is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills developed during a military career are transferable to local government roles.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

For further information and to apply, please click here.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 4th September 2019