Director of Corporate Services
  • Employer: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Reference: EEBC/21/147785
  • Published: Thu 08/04/2021, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 26/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £93,500 - £108,452
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey

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Director of Corporate Services

A new role has arisen for a highly effective leader with extensive local government experience to join us as our Director of Corporate Services.

Working directly with the CEO, this role is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our Future40 plan. There is a clear direction of travel with support for change and you will help shape and drive this transformation, working with a skilled and dedicated team.


As Director of Corporate Services, you’ll support the Chief Executive with the delivery of services in line with the Council’s Four Year Plan. You’ll be responsible for shaping and transforming the long-term strategy of the Council both internally and externally. You’ll need to take a proactive approach to delivering on the authority’s plans and provide strategic leadership for the Council.

In addition to this you’ll play a key role in shaping the Council’s recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll develop fresh ways of working, whilst also ensuring that everyone is included in the Future40 vision and feels a sense of belonging.


It is essential that you have extensive experience of working at a senior level in local government. You’ll also have experience leading successful organisational development programmes and large-scale transformation projects. Adept at both operational and strategic leadership, you’ll oversee a wide range of service areas, so a breadth of experience across services such as HR, Governance and Policy, Finance and Legal is desirable. 

Drawing on your highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience of transformation, you will inspire and engage staff, members and community representatives alike. You’ll take people with you on the journey, always leading from the front, employing a high level of emotional intelligence.


Epsom & Ewell lies just 15 miles south of London and is the smallest borough in Surrey. Our ‘best of both worlds’ location makes the borough an attractive place for people to live, spend time, and do business. There’s so much on our doorstep. We are proud of our beautiful parks and open spaces, our excellent transport links, thriving markets, vibrant cultural scene, strong economy and rich history.

In addition, you’ll be joining a tight knit team with a familial atmosphere. Our community operates on the belief that we’re ‘all in this together’ and as we begin to recover from the pandemic, we feel that we’ll bounce back stronger together. The work culture at the Council is varied and exciting, and no two days are the same.


If you would like a discussion about this role, we are working with our resourcing partner JGP.  Please contact Chris Macdonald on 07743016222 or email for an initial discussion. Applications can be submitted by clicking the link below.

Please refer to the role profile and person specification and include relevant experience specifically around transformation, leading people and organisational development.

Selection process:

Telephone screening 26th – 28th April

First stage interview (to be held virtually) 4th May

Member Panel Interview – W/c 10th May

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make your mark at Epsom and Ewell Council. Apply today!

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