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Cunninghame House, Friars Croft, Irvine, KA12 8EE
£88,965 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

We have big plans for the future of North Ayrshire… and we’re looking for an exceptional individual who can help us deliver them.

We are embarking on the next phase of our ambitious transformation programme, maximising opportunities and addressing the challenges which lie ahead of us. 

We want to hear from a talented individual with strong leadership skills who has the vision and skills to become the Head of Service for Economic Development, Growth & Regeneration.  The successful candidate will support the Executive Director and the Chief Executive to deliver the Council’s ambitions for North Ayrshire. 

As a Chief Officer of the Council, the successful candidate will have a strategic leadership role supporting service transformation and delivering high quality, value for money services in a challenging financial climate. 

You will demonstrate extensive experience at a senior management level and have the ability to create inspiring and innovative solutions.

The post has a challenging and exciting remit with responsibility for a variety of areas such as Community Wealth Building, Regeneration, Employability and Growth & Investment. Full information can be found in the Role Profile. 

As a strategic and inspirational leader, you will deliver a clear sense of purpose and direction and will secure the confidence of Elected Members, the Council and your Teams.

You will be able to demonstrate experience in the implementation of change, excellent people management skills, effective partnership working, integrity and sound ethical judgement.

The Role Profile, supported by the Competency Framework provides more detailed information. 

Dates to note and keep available are:  

  • 1.5 hours will be required between 19th and 25th January 2023 to complete online Psychometrics.
  • Assessment Centre day will take place in person on Thursday 2nd February 2023 (full day).
  • Interviews will take place in person on Thursday 9th February 2023.

For an informal discussion please contact to arrange a discussion with Russell McCutcheon, Executive Director (Place).

Please note that this post is politically restricted and requires a Register of Interest

Before you apply, find out a little bit about us and why we are a Great Place to Work.