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Inspire Excellence.

Unlock Opportunity.

Croydon is a council on a journey. By accepting and addressing the challenges of its past, the council is transforming itself into a modern, sustainable and resident-focused local authority. This is an opportunity to be part of a new chapter for Croydon and help shape the future of the council.

We are therefore really pleased that you are interested and are reviewing the information provided. If you need further information or any support with your application please contact our retained consultants at Penna as noted in the candidate packs and below.

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure that you have read the job profile in detail.

Please also see below some guidance and important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and Covering Letter (no more than four sides of A4 in length per document aligned to the person specification). Please also ensure this is in a word or PDF format and does not include any images. Please include your contact details.
  • Please provide the details of two referees. Note that we will only approach referees for candidates proceeding to final selection and only with your permission. Please clearly indicate whether we can approach each referee before the selection date.
  • Please return your application by the closing date – no applications will be accepted once the long listing process has begun.
  • This recruitment process will be anonymised at application stage; we will be sharing your application with a third-party supplier who will redact all personal details and any unconscious bias. They will not share or hold your data.

Equality Statement

Croydon is proud of its identity as a diverse borough with a higher proportion of residents from mixed ethnicities compared to the national average and the highest proportion of young people aged 0-17.

By creating a workforce which reflects the community we serve, we believe our borough will be a better, more creative and innovative place to work, visit and live.

As a Council we value inclusivity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum/essential criteria for the advertised role and provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and employment.

The following timetable sets out the key dates in the recruitment process:

Activity

Corporate Directors & Chief People Officer

Directors

Closing Date

Sunday 28th November 2021

9am on Wednesday 8th December 2021

Longlist Meeting

Friday 3rd December 2021

Wednesday 15th December 2021

Preliminary Interviews & 1-2-1 with Chief Executive

W/C 6th December 2021 (via MS Teams)

W/C 3rd January 2022

Shortlist Meeting

Thursday 16th or Friday 17th December 2021

Monday 17th January 2022

Final Panel Interviews

W/C 3rd or 10th January 2022 (face to face)

W/C 24th January 2022 (face to face)

For further information or a confidential discussion with regards to the roles, please get in touch with the relevant contact or apply directly using the links below.

Role / Candidate packs

Contacts

Apply

Corporate Director of Adult Social Care & Health (DASS)

Carol Coyle 07500 887 849 / Andy Tromans 07805 226 301 / Maggie Hennessy 07877 004 648

Apply for Corporate Director of Adult Social Care & Health (DASS)

Corporate Director of Children, Young People & Education (DCS)

Carol Coyle 07500 887 849 / Andy Tromans 07805 226 301 / Maggie Hennessy 07877 004 648

Apply for Corporate Director of Children, Young People & Education (DCS)

Corporate Director of Housing

Rob Naylor 07922 417 550 / Josh Bembridge 07739 985 331

Apply for Corporate Director of Housing

Corporate Director of Resources (S151)

Carol Coyle 07500 887 849 / Az Ahmed 07717 810 481 / Julie Towers 07764 791 736

Apply for Corporate Director of Resources (S151)

Corporate Director of Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery

Jordon Mumford 07729 600 685 / Josh Bembridge 07739 985 331 / Julie Towers 07764 791 736

Apply for Corporate Director of Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery

Chief People Officer

Jordon Mumford 07729 600 685 / Fiyin Fayeye 07712 548 677 / Julie Towers on 07764 791 736

Apply for Chief People Officer

Director of Legal Services (MO)

Rob Naylor 07922 417 550 / Az Ahmed 07717 810 481 / Julie Towers 07764 791 736

Apply for Director of Legal Services (MO)

Director of Commercial Investment

Jordan Mumford 07729 600 685 / Josh Bembridge 07739 985 331

Apply for Director of Commercial Investment