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Head of Transformation

Vacancy Summary
North East Lincolnshire Council
Grimsby, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/03/2021 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

We firmly believe that that North East Lincolnshire Council is a great place to work.  We are a small, friendly Council and we are proud to employ over 1600 people.  Our dedicated staff group provide an extensive range of services to over 159,000 residents.  Visit our website and click on the Browse Services tab to see more. 

A small county with a lot going on.  We are proud to boast that North East Lincolnshire contains not only Grimsby and Immingham, the largest port complex in the Country but also the award-winning resort of Cleethorpes.  The area is also a key location for renewable energy.  We encourage all applicants to Discover NEL at

We believe that our people have the opportunity to make a difference by working to a set of common values which enable positive change to take place within our organisation and the community which it serves.


What we Offer at NELC

We offer a friendly working environment, salaries subject to national negotiation, a career average pension scheme, flexible working to name a few.  Please click the link to our brochure to see more – link here.

The Role

Following a recent review of our senior leadership team we are looking to recruit to 3 senior roles within Resources that will play key roles in the Council and working with our partners, one of those being the Head of Transformation. 

All 3 roles will provide effective leadership, planning and management of a range of support services that are flexible and responsive, enabling us to deliver on priorities.

If you are seeking out a new and exciting challenge; whilst also being enthused by the prospect of joining an authority that is transforming its operating model, embracing an agenda of whole system leadership, commissioning for outcomes and enabling the growth of place and, if you are comfortable with the prospect of being part of a team that seeks to demonstrate values based, distributed and restorative leadership then we look forward to receiving your application.

The Head of Transformation will lead the development of a new delivery model that will include a range of specialist support services to commissioners and service managers, including Change, Organisational Design, Assurance and Business Intelligence. These services will support and enable major change programmes across the Council and CCG (the Union), and with our key delivery partners.

How You Can Make a Difference

We are looking for high energy, creative and thoughtful people who are proud of what they do and the difference they can make to the lives of the people and businesses of North East Lincolnshire. In all these roles we are looking for someone who can bring their expertise and passion in their field to lead and support the Council and the Union through significant programmes of change.

You will need to be open, flexible and willing to engage others in the development of new ways of working.  You will be highly resilient when working through challenges (including social, political and financial) faced by the public sector, and able to influence and persuade others to embrace change. We need individuals who aren’t afraid of responsibility and are capable of bringing colleagues and senior leadership along with them.

You will have substantial experience of working across diverse services in a large complex organisation and be able to demonstrate your experience and understanding of the important of partnership working and engagement for true co-production that understands problems and identifies solutions.  You will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the commissioning cycle and be able to design teams and roles that will support the Union with evidence-based decision making, effective re-design of services and flexible contracts using an agile approach to projects. You will understand assurance and governance arrangements and ensure that functions such as contract management, performance reporting, procurement and information governance work in a way that is responsive and flexible to the needs of the organisation whilst ensuring robust assurance arrangements are in place.

You will have the personality and style to lead and embrace an open and inclusive culture, living the Council values, empowering, and supporting our people to be the best they can be.

Still believe you can make a difference.

All applicants are advised to carefully read the information provided in the Role Profile and Employee Specification and provide clear evidence to support their application paying attention to these documents.

If you require an informal discussion about the role please contact Joanne Robinson, 01472 323761 or

The assessment process will take place towards the middle to end of March.

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