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Melton Borough Council was formed in 1974 from the Melton Mowbray Urban District and the Melton and Belvoir Rural District...

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Melton is a borough in north-eastern Leicestershire.  It is named after its main town, Melton Mowbray...

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A Message from Edd de Coverly,Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in our newly created Director for Housing and Communities role.

As a Council we have the great privilege to serve the fantastic communities of Melton, in the heart of rural Leicestershire. Famous for pork pies and recognised as the Rural Capital of Food, we have set an ambitious agenda for growth and prosperity. We pride ourselves in providing high quality services to our residents and have a track record for innovation and delivery.

Since the current Leader and I took office two years ago, we have achieved much. Through the adoption of our Local Plan we have clarified Melton’s long term direction and secured £50m from the Department for Transport for a ‘game-changing’ relief road. We have completely refreshed our governance processes, rewritten our constitution and from May 2019 formed the first Cabinet in Melton’s history. We have procured a new self-service digital platform and through the formation of this new directorate, have consolidated all the main customer facing services into one area. Our residents and customers always come first, and I want the new director to lead on ensuring the customer experience across all our services is first class; using cutting edge technology to help where it can.

We’ve got strong local partnerships and I am looking for a Systems Leader who can build positive and influential relationships and work to further integrate and improve local services.  We know where our challenges are and through the recent adoption of our Housing Improvement Plan we are making significant investments into our landlord services and need the new director to build the housing team and the way we manage and maintain council homes.

Our positive culture and the way we do our business really matters and ensuring you have the right attitude, skills and behaviours will be as important as your knowledge and experience. I will need you to maintain a wide strategic perspective whilst also leading your teams to ensure effective operational delivery.  I want you to bring imagination and flair to support me in transforming the organisation at all levels, and be solution-focussed as you work closely with elected Members. Comfortable leading and supporting change, you will need to ensure that colleagues stay focussed and engaged in delivering the very best outcomes for the residents and businesses we serve.

This is a great time to be joining Melton and to make your mark. So if you want to join a great Council and work with an ambitious team in a positive, flexible and ‘can do’ culture then we would love to hear from you! Best of luck.

  Edd de Coverly
Chief Executive


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