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Cunninghame House Friars Croft Irvine, KA12 8EE
£99,064 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Summary

This is a re-advertisement of NAY13058.

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 Sustainability, Transport and Corporate Property.  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 Climate Change, Biodiversity, Net Zero ambitions, Fleet and Property Management & Investments.  This post will require to lead and deliver the Council’s Capital Investment programmes, therefore experience in the delivery of large scale projects would be beneficial.   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.

If you believe you can meet the challenge of this important role, then we would welcome an application.  If you would like to find out more about this role before applying, for a confidential discussion please contact:

Russell McCutcheon (Executive Director – Place), on 01294 324312 or by email (

Please note if applying you must be available on the key dates shown below:

  • Psychometric Testing between 23rd May and 7th June 2024
  • Assessment Centre on Monday 10th June 2024 (full day in person)
  • Interviews will take place on Tuesday 18th June 2024 (in person)


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


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

  • Disability Confident Employer - Leader
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Exemplary