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Strategic Director of Sustainable Futures

Basildon Borough Council

We’re seeking an exceptional individual to provide overall leadership for the Council and shape the future of the Borough of Basildon. As our Strategic Director of Sustainable Futures, you’ll deputise for the Chief Executive – and act as the lead Council officer working with the Chief Executive and Members to develop, implement and shape long-term strategic direction and strategies. 
You’ll lead several services, including Economic Development: Policy & Partnerships
Communications, Events and Public Affairs; Customer Services; ICT; Digital; Research, Data, and Insight; Planning; and Regeneration. We’re looking for someone with a deep understanding of policy design and implementation in applied areas. This doesn’t just mean writing policy but being able to deliver policy in a meaningful way for the businesses and residents of Basildon.
We’re open to candidates from a range of backgrounds. You might come from a think tank or nudge unit, but relationships with central government, freeports and businesses would be a real bonus. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives in Basildon – and establish our much-loved region as an economic powerhouse not just in Essex, but throughout the whole of the UK.
For more information please visit or for a conversation with our retained advisors please contact Greg Hayes (07423 243415, or Clare Connor (0161 408 0703,
Closing date: Sunday 9th June at midnight
To apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (four sides of A4 maximum), along with a supporting statement (four sides of A4 maximum) detailing your experience, and achievements and addressing the key criteria for the role set out on this site and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements. Documents should be uploaded via our website, please include and upload the below information in two documents only. If you experience any issues whilst applying, please contact

Applications should include:

  • Full contact details;
  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees);
  • Notification of any dates when you are not available for an interview.

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