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When applying, please ensure you are prepared to start work with all the necessary legal documents, such as a valid visa, relevant to the type of work you will be undertaking. Please be aware that our organisation does not possess a Home Office license and, as a result, is unable to provide sponsorship for anyone seeking a visa as a skilled or temporary migrant worker. 

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How do we sum up Barnsley Council? Well, we’re a double award-winning, high-performing council with a growing economy, a thriving town centre and some truly impressive outcomes in our communities. This is why we’ve been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).

Our excellent Growth & Sustainability Services has been a key part of our win; we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved not just for the council but for our partners and Barnsley.

We’re impressed. Are you? It’s the perfect time to join our excellent team.


About the Post:

Join a leading-edge team as Executive Manager Growth & Sustainability Services Office.  

Are you looking for the next challenge in your career in return for excellent employee benefits and the opportunity to work in a fast paced environment alongside some of the most senior members of the organisation.  We are looking for someone with a passion for driving organisational excellence for our new role of Executive Manager  Growth & Sustainability Services Office. Working for one of our Executive Directors, you will be responsible for coordinating and optimising the work of our Growth & Sustainability  management team. You’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring our board meetings run seamlessly, highlighting issues and following up on important actions. Collaborating with the Executive Director, you’ll handle correspondence, research and create insightful reports, and co-ordinate priority projects. 

On a day-to-day basis you will lead the Executive Director’s office, managing the directorate support roles and overseeing workloads. Simultaneously, you will assume a crucial role in horizon scanning and drafting briefs for the Executive Director, addressing key issues. You will be instrumental in helping us drive innovative technology adoption, championing Microsoft 365 and Artificial Intelligence. You will collaborate seamlessly with various management teams and external bodies, fostering excellent relationships and progressing work on the Executive Director’s behalf. You will lead and design events, conferences, and visits, demonstrating your organisational skills and making sure they run smoothly. 

You’ll need excellent organisational skills, outstanding communication skills, a drive to deliver to high standards at all times and a good eye for detail. 

Closing date: Friday 17th May 2024  

Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 28th May 2024  

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Matt O’Neill, Executive Director, Growth & Sustainability – mattoneill@barnsley.gov.uk 


Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

Job Profile: Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your CV & covering letter how you meet the required criteria.

We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities.

We’re committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued and everyone truly feels able to be themselves. If you have any support needs during the recruitment process, please let us know.