We are delighted that you have taken the time to find out more about this key leadership role for our city and hope that you find this information helpful in understanding what makes Salford so special, what makes our organisation such a great place to work and what we mean by the Spirit of Salford - a feeling that anything is possible!
Thank you for considering joining our Salford team. Salford as a city has changed dramatically in recent years and now is Salford’s time. Salford is growing and it’s an exciting time to join us. More people than ever are choosing Salford as a place to live, work, invest and visit and we really are transforming into a modern, global city.
Unprecedented private and public investment over the last ten years, including internationally recognised regeneration around MediaCityUK, New Bailey and Greengate has transformed Salford from its post-industrial roots into a forward looking and inclusive city at the heart of the city-regional economy. Salford’s economy is growing and we are rapidly becoming the UK’s hot spot for new business in distinct sectors with MediaCityUK and the Quays growing into one of Europe’s leading digital, creative and technology clusters. Before the coronavirus pandemic the council was planning for 40,000 new homes by 2040 and creating 40,000 new jobs and we already have one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in Greater Manchester. Salford is the home of MediaCityUK, the BBC and the site of the fifth national RHS Garden, Bridgewater. With a developing strong cultural and visitor offer, a rich heritage, waterside attractions and huge swathes of beautiful green spaces, the city truly has an impressive offer.
As the work to address the unprecedent challenges of COVID-19 continues, we are drawing on our long history of partnership working to protect residents and the local economy and deliver vital public services. We believe that Salford can respond to the crisis by building back a better and fairer city - ours is a resilient, inclusive and innovative city.
Salford is a city of contrasts with some of the poorest wards in the country when comparing and contrasting using the government’s index of multiple deprivation, and we are absolutely committed to making sure that all our residents can benefit from growth as we better connect our people and place. Our vision is to create a better and fairer Salford for all and provide the best quality of life for our residents. This vision is underpinned by our Great Eight shared priorities which we have developed with our key anchor institutions across the city. The Great Eight guide how we allocate our resources, plan our projects and engage with our citizens. Integration and partnership working are at the heart of our approach as we deliver on these strategic priorities.
In Salford we take a more interventionist approach to growth with developments such as Derive, which is our wholly-owned arm’s length housing company, established to build more truly affordable housing in the city to help tackle the housing and homelessness challenges that we face. The future of Derive is a major strategic ambition for the city – building truly affordable houses for rent and sale.
The council has forged ambitious and effective partnerships with other anchor institutions in Salford, including Salford NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Salford’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector, the University of Salford and Salford Royal Foundation Trust. These relationships have provided the foundation for ground-breaking joint projects including the integration of health and social care and children’s social care, public health and primary care commissioning. We are at the forefront of a national health revolution that has brought together health and social care and are proud that our health system is one of the strongest in the country with a reputation to match, with the CCG and Acute Trust both rated as outstanding.
As the first partnership in the country to launch a fully integrated care organisation in 2016, health and social care has really transformed in Salford. Services are now delivered at a neighbourhood level allowing health and care needs to be agreed locally with communities and partners.
Here at Salford we are people centred and values based. Our people are at the heart of delivering our priorities for the city. The Spirit of Salford is tangible and our values of pride, passion, people and personal responsibility capture this spirit and expectations of the city and they inform the way we operate. These values also underpin our leadership framework which sets out the skills and behaviours required of our leaders in Salford.
Our leaders help to develop a culture that is inclusive, values and welcomes diversity, fosters innovation, flexibility, learning, and empowerment. A culture that ‘gives permission’ to all colleagues to make decisions that are in the best interests of our residents. A culture that creates the environment where everyone feels inspired and empowered to lead positive change, where continuous improvement is at the forefront of people’s minds and where people are inspired to constantly learn and improve.
We are looking for someone to build on all the great work and achievements to date and lead the next phase. If you would like to be part of the Spirit of Salford and connect with our values; are passionate and ambitious for our city and the people of Salford, you are people-centred, a team player and values based I look forward to receiving your application.
Paul Dennett, City Mayor
It really is no Salfordinary city, ‘This is Salford - an introduction for potential candidates’ (Adobe PDF format, 12.1mb)
You probably want to know what it’s like to work here and how we do things so why not take a look:
We would like to introduce you to the leadership team to give you an overview of how we are organised to achieve all of this:
Hopefully you have found this information useful and decide to make an application. To make this easier please see below a summary of some of the important information:
This guidance contains important information to help with your application:
Here are some of the key dates of the recruitment process:
|Closing date||Sunday 20 September at 23.59|
|Longlisting||25 September 2020|
|Preliminary interviews||Week commencing 28 September 2020|
|Shortlisting||7 October 2020|
|Assessment centre||14 and 15 October 2020|
|Final panel interviews||14 and 15 October 2020|
Interviews will be held virtually or through appropriate face to face socially distanced meetings, dependent upon public health guidance at the time.
To apply for this role, please click the link below:
For further information or a confidential discussion, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Towers of Penna on 07764791736.
Finally, we wish you every success in your application and hope to speak to you soon.