Director of Strategy & Transformation

Full-time Position

Here in our historic county town, we are taking bold and decisive steps to build a modern and high-performing Council.  And what a time it is to join us.  We are developing a new corporate plan and operating model that maximises the many opportunities available to us and defines an exciting new direction for our unique waterfront town and city of the future.

Job Description

As our first Director of Strategy & Transformation, you will be at the heart of our change story.  Designing and delivering the Council’s strategic intent, this is your opportunity to envision and lead organisation-wide transformation.  You will develop radical new approaches to service delivery and lead the change programmes that turn our strategies and plans into improved services and outcomes for our residents. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the transformation of human resources, ICT, and communications services will all be part of your portfolio.

Ipswich is a place of counterpoints and contrasts.  Britain’s oldest Anglo-Saxon town is at the forefront of changes in the way we live our lives today, leveraging £25 million of government funding to create the country’s first truly connected town centre.  We are an urban borough, home to 140,000 people and just one hour from London, all surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside and coastline. Our Waterfront Quarter, home to the University of Suffolk, the Ipswich Marina and a host of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, builds on our proud history as a maritime powerhouse.

This is a role for someone with a deep understanding of how to make change work.  Your passion for designing transformation will be matched by your commitment to rapid delivery.  We will want to talk with you about your achievements in leading successful transformation programmes.  And we will give you the opportunity to showcase how your leadership and communication skills have helped you make the case for change.  In return, we will give you an organisation-wide canvass to use all your strengths and achievements in a game-changing role that will take Ipswich to the next level.

For further information and to apply visit or contact our retained advisors at Tile Hill.


Grafton House – Hybrid Working


£88,413 to £92,483 per annum (pay award pending) plus relocation

Application closing date

29 May 2023

Job type

Full time



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

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