Welcome

Thank you for your interest in this Director role at Adur and Worthing Councils.

I hope that the content of this microsite provides the information you need and if further information is helpful please do talk to our colleagues at Solace in Business who will be happy to assist you.

Adur and Worthing are places of energy and ambition. Our communities need Councils that can seize opportunities and those Councils need remarkable people to lead them. We continually challenge ourselves to think differently, and encourage a culture of ongoing innovation that ensures that we anticipate change. And we are breaking away from the traditional concepts of Councils as the delivery agent for services. Instead we see ourselves as part of an eco-system of providers and enablers who can work together to deliver positive outcomes for our community, harnessing and facilitating the potential of social innovation. We’re putting data and technology at the centre of our thinking, exploring how a digital approach can help us better understand and deliver what our communities need.

It’s an exciting environment where the right leader can really thrive. It presents an opportunity to work and influence across a wide range of services, bringing strategic oversight and direction to issues that make real impact on people’s lives. Leadership of self, teams, projects, places, relationships, data and tech will all be needed.  The opportunity to shape thinking, set agendas and lead at the sub-regional level is real.

We have no intention of standing still, so it’s important that whoever takes on this role relishes that kind of professional challenge. I wish you the very best of luck in your application and thank you for your interest.

Alex Bailey
Chief Executive   

 

We are breaking away from the traditional concepts of Councils as the delivery agent for services. Instead we see ourselves as part of an eco-system of providers and enablers who can work together to deliver positive outcomes for our community, harnessing and facilitating the potential of social innovation.