Head of Corporate Support

Reporting to an Executive Director, the Head of Corporate Support will lead many of the corporate services which play an integral role in the smooth and efficient running of the council, enabling our people to flourish. This includes strategic leadership responsibility for functions such as HR, Legal Services, IT, Governance, Corporate Communications as well as supporting Elected Members. 

As a member of the Council Management Team, the Head of Corporate Support will be a key player with demonstrable and significant experience of operating in a complex and diverse organisation. They must have both a commitment to continuous improvement and the ability to work collaboratively, influencing and shaping the future of service delivery.

The successful candidate should have strong governance experience and be able to provide sound advice to elected members in relation to the efficient and effective running of the Council in a very dynamic and changing environment.

They will personify and embed our Council Values - Enabling, Leading and Caring.


Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to Amy Billington at SOLACE on 07720318216


Closing date for applications: 12 May 2024
Assessment Centre (on-line): 22 May 2024
Face to Face interviews (for those taken forward from the Assessment Centre) : 5 June 2024


Details relating to the terms and conditions as well as key corporate strategies are available for download below:

Download the Head of Service job outline

Download the Head of Service terms and conditions

Download the Workforce Plan 2023-27

Download the Digital Strategy 2022-27

Download the Financial and Capital Strategies 2024-29

Download the East Lothian Council Plan 2022-27


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