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Assistant Director - Culture, Tourism & Sport

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55213/28887
  • Published: Wed 15/03/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 11/04/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £86,600 - £97,889
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove Town Hall

Job introduction

We’re looking for a senior manager with the vision and corporate leadership skills to set, shape and realise the strategic direction of this diverse portfolio. You'll have a specific placemaking role for the city, using culture and Brighton & Hove’s unique history to create a sense of shared identity, and to position the city as a distinctive visitor destination, capitalising on its assets and the potential to increase people’s health, happiness and wellbeing.

About the role

As Assistant Director you’ll report to the Executive Director – Economy, Environment and Culture and have a wide-ranging remit, including:

• managing the Council's strategic relationships with the i360, Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust and other key partners, as prominent visitor attractions in the city;

• embedding culture at the heart of the city’s regeneration, economic growth and well-being ambitions;

• driving the strategic delivery of the city's Tourism Strategy, to strengthen the visitor economy;

• leading the delivery of a new 10-year investment plan for our sports and leisure facilities;

What you’ll get in return

•             Salary £86,600 - £97,889 pa plus relocation expenses up to £10,000 if qualifying criteria is met.

•             34 days paid leave plus public holidays

•             Flexible working locations – based in Brighton and Hove 3 days per week

•             Local Government Pension Scheme including employer contributions

•             Interest free rental deposit loan scheme

•             Family Friendly policies

•             Staff discounts including travel and wellbeing

•             Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 support

•             Extensive learning and development opportunities

While it’s essential that you have a passion for arts, tourism and leisure, it’s also important that you present a highly developed appreciation of how these areas fit within the wider place agenda and can support the economic growth of the city. We’re looking for a versatile leader with a breadth of perspective and experience, including a track record of delivering major projects and securing significant external funding.

Experience or knowledge of a range of different delivery and governance models around service provision will be of real value. We’re working ever more closely with our community and creating new partnership arrangements that harness different sources of expertise to enable growth in creative industries and ensure a place for Brighton & Hove on the international stage.

You should bring a sound understanding of investment planning, to protect and develop our cultural assets, and practical experience of contract management is essential. The ability to work well with a diverse range of stakeholders is key: you’ll need to be able to influence, advocate and broker agreement on an agenda that people are passionate about.

Key dates:

Closing date 11 April 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted week commencing 17 April 2023, and will be required to submit a 5-minute video by 26 April 2023

Interviews 28 April 2023

Public profile checks will be undertaken for shortlisted candidates

For full information about the role and how it fits within Brighton & Hove City Council please see: Assistant Director for Culture, Tourism and Sport (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our  CV guidance and Shortlisting questions guidance as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

For an informal discussion, please contact EECRecruitment@brighton-hove.gov.uk to arrange a call with Donna Chisholm, Executive Director - Economy, Environment and Culture.

This role is politically restricted.  For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment below.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from all ethnic minorities, as well as people who are disabled or have a long-term health condition and those who identify as LGB, female or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

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  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55213/28887
  • Published: Wed 15/03/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 11/04/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £86,600 - £97,889
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove Town Hall

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