I am really pleased that you are interested in our new role of Director of Commercial Services and Transformation. This is a key leadership role for the Council that joins us at an exciting time which affords the successful candidate the opportunity to assist in shaping the future of the Council and our Community.
This is a newly created role recognising the need to increase our capacity in these key areas. We are seeking a Director who has a proven financial acumen and the ability to develop the Council’s Commercial opportunities whilst championing a culture of innovation and intrapreneurship within the Council.
In the last seven years the Council has successfully delivered £69 million of savings and income generation, whilst maintaining the majority of services. However the Council does face further challenges. In 2018/19 we have to achieve further savings/income generation of £9.6 million and Commercial Services and Transformation are key to the success of delivering this; through innovation, looking for new ways of working, delivering services and generating income to ensure that the Council is ‘Fit for the Future’.
To complement this exciting work opportunity, living and working in Torbay and the South Devon area will offer you a fantastic quality of life. We are unique in our location, being by the sea and yet close to Dartmoor National Park whilst the cities of Exeter and Plymouth are within a 30 minute drive.
I would like to thank you for showing an interest in our role and hope that if you have the skills and vision that I have described, that you will submit an application.