Localities Lead

Capita Managed Services
09 Jul 2019
06 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that interviews are scheduled to be held on the 31st July and the 1st August.
Essex County Council is one of the largest local authorities in the country and has a strong reputation as a dynamic organisation for innovation and embracing change. With a commitment to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role, we offer a great central location, accessible road and rail links plus flexible working options.
Within Essex County Council is the newly formed Strategic Commissioning and Policy (Place) team whose responsibility it is to work across the council's responsibilities for Infrastructure and Environment; the Economy, Localities and Public Health and to unlock the great potential of places and communities throughout Essex. We are a strategic team who bring joined-up thinking, creativity and long term solutions across "place" to ensure we are focusing on delivering the right things in the places that matter most. We work closely with national, local and regional partners and have responsibilities for delivering on areas of key significance.

The Opportunity

The Localities Lead will be accountable for drawing together all of the Council's activities in key localities, building close working relationships with local partners, in order to maximise the potential of places in Essex. The successful candidate will lead on developing our understanding of these key localities and work with internal and external partners to support the development of action plans which seek to deliver real change on our priority places.

About You

We are seeking high quality candidates who are educated to degree level or equivalent with experience of translating policy into practical application in either place-based or housing related areas. You will have a solid understanding of project and programme management and a demonstrable ability to interpret and analyse data in order to draw conclusions around how key challenges can be met. Working collaboratively is critical to the roles and you will be required to demonstrate strong influencing and leadership skills in order to achieve joint objectives with partners. We seek candidates who are naturally self-motivated, confident and committed to continuous improvement and innovation.


We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It is important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. The package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, minimum annul leave of 26 days per year, discounted shopping and much more.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on the Working for Essex website.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.