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Head of Commercial Services

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HEAD OF COMMERCIAL SERVICES – Salary up to £69,450 Blackburn with Darwen Council is an ambitious forward thinking organisation, we have built an enviable reputation for service excellence, innovation and sound resource management. It is what has driven our approach and allowed us to be aspirational to meet the challenges we face and deliver on what we set out to do. We are looking for an entrepreneurial senior manager with significant experience in commercial management and service delivery. You will directly lead and manage a range of commercial services including leisure centres, business centres, indoor markets, bus station and parking services. You will also provide advice, guidance and support for colleagues managing services across the PLACE Directorate to help maximise income growth for the Council. This is an exciting role with a huge amount of potential and scope. You will draw together a strong team, develop our new commercial strategy and help us realise further opportunities to drive commercial income. We are looking for someone who is energetic, entrepreneurial and collaborative and brings the commercial know how to grow and diversify our income streams. The successful candidate will already be an experienced commercial operator, with a track record of driving and growing income streams. You will be an advocate of innovation, service excellence and efficiency and will need to be focused, determined, resilient and committed to continually improving Council services and income growth. We welcome applications from managers operating in the private sector or charitable sector. As a key member of our leadership team, you will also work collaboratively with colleagues across all departments and with partners, leading the vision and strategic direction of the Council. If you are interested in this Head of Service role and excited by the challenge, we very much look forward to hearing from you. For more information please see Key Requirements document. You can also contact Martin Kelly, Strategic Director, or Martin Eden, Director for an informal conversation about the role. Closing date: Sunday 1 August 2021. Assessment and Interviews week to be scheduled in August 2021. Please note that your CV must evidence the requirements of the role profile with a supporting statement outlining how you meet the key requirements. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is committed to stopping the spread of COVID 19 and therefore any successful candidates will be required to take part in mandatory regular lateral flow tests. The listing may be closed before the closing date should sufficient applicants have been received.

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