Welcome

Thank you for your interest in this vital leadership role here at Bridgend County Borough Council.

 

As Corporate Director: Social Services & Wellbeing you’ll make an essential contribution to quality of life in our area, working closely with our elected members, with colleagues throughout the organisation and with a growing range of partners to deliver the very best outcomes for the people of Bridgend County Borough. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll listen to individuals, to ensure that we understand their priorities and that our services are designed around their needs.

Bridgend County Borough is a great place to live and work. It occupies an enviable position between Swansea and Cardiff, and stretches from the scenic valleys to our beautiful coastline – presenting easy access to urban centres as well as picturesque rural and coastal settings. As a result, there is something for everyone here, and plenty to do all year round.

It is also a place where you can expect both complex challenges and great opportunities. We’re embarking on a new era of public services that requires a different dialogue with individuals, encouraging communities to be more self-reliant as we make decisions around how the council invests its resources. Partnership working is an increasingly important element of how we work, combining resources and skills across the public sector to simplify access for customers and reduce the costs of delivery.

This role will bring strategic direction to some of our most complex and demanding services, working with some our community’s most vulnerable people. It requires an assured approach and the professional credibility to win confidence from colleagues and partners. As part of the council’s management board there’s a key corporate leadership aspect to the role too, and you can expect to be a visible and involved participant in the wider council’s objectives and initiatives.

The council has engaged Solace in Business to support us in making this appointment. I encourage you to contact them on 020 7976 3311 to find out more.

Good luck in your application.

Mark Shephard
Chief Executive

This role will bring strategic direction to some of our most complex and demanding services, working with some our community’s most vulnerable people.