Luton is bursting with potential. Put together a growing airport, thriving businesses and an ambitious Council with an outrageously bold agenda and you have all the tools to make sure that our residents and communities thrive and flourish.

  • 220,000

    people call Luton home

  • 1

    fastest growing airport in the country

  • 18,500

    jobs in the pipeline

  • 1.5

    billion Luton Investment Framework

About us

We move as one team. We’re champions of fresh thinking and aren’t afraid of a challenge. We listen to our people – a good idea can come from anywhere, or anyone. So here you’ll have a voice: one that changes lives for the better. And together, we’ll realise the remarkable every day.

About the job

Salary: Up to £130,123 plus £4,515 car benefit allowance

We are already a well performing Council, although we don’t rest on our laurels and have aspirations to be bigger and better.

We now seek a talented Corporate Director to inspire our workforce and to lead a radical modernisation programme across our full range of resident services, using cutting-edge technologies to engage and enthuse our diverse community groups. 

With a proven track record of delivering commercial growth strategies and an appetite for driving innovation, you will also lead our commercialisation agenda to ensure that Luton Council continues to thrive, making a lasting difference to our borough and the people we serve.

About you

Working closely with our Chief Executive and Elected Members, you will develop stronger resident and commercial relationships to ensure that our communities really are at the heart of all we do. This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference to our future – if you think you have what it takes, we’d like you to be a part of it.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 4th November 2019.


Application process

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Anderson on 07936 329908 or David Slatter on 07500 828610. To apply, please click here

Benefits

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 10 days

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns

- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

- local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%

- excellent support and development 

- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria) 

- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line 

- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars

- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Welcome letter

  •  Dear Candidate,

    Thank you for your interest in becoming the new Corporate Director, Customer & Commercial at Luton Council.

    Luton is bursting with potential. Put together a growing airport, thriving businesses and an ambitious Council with an outrageously bold agenda and you have all the tools to make sure that our residents and communities thrive and flourish. We are already a well performing Council, although we don’t rest on our laurels and have aspirations to be bigger and better.

     

    We seek a talented Corporate Director to inspire our workforce and to lead a radical modernisation programme across our full range of resident services, using cutting-edge technologies to engage and enthuse our diverse community groups.

     

    Under your leadership, you will ensure outstanding services and continually boost performance across the areas of HR & Legal; Finance & Audit; Revenues, Benefits & Customer Services; Housing; and Transformation& Technology. Ultimately, you will welcome innovative ways of working to empower your teams, colleagues and peers, ensuring that we move forward as one.

     

    With a proven track record of delivering commercial growth strategies and an appetite for innovation, you will take the lead on driving the Council’s commercialisation agenda to ensure that Luton Council continues to develop. We have also defined a bold agenda to eradicate poverty by 2040 across the borough, which currently affects 40% of residents in four wards alone. Working closely with myself, the Senior Management Team and our Elected Members, you will develop strong resident and commercial relationships to ensure that all of our communities really are at the heart of all we do.

     

    This is an exciting time for the Council, and this role offers a unique chance to drive fast-paced growth and development across the borough. Ready to realise the remarkable? If you have the vision, enthusiasm and experience to make a lasting difference to Luton and our people, we want to hear from you.

     

    Yours sincerely,

    Robin Porter

    Chief Executive
  • The Luton Investment Framework is an ambitious and visionary 20-year programme, spearheaded by Luton Borough Council, aimed at creating 18,500 new jobs in Luton and transforming the town’s future.