Bridgend CBC is keen to concentrate on regeneration and corporate performance improvement and as part of this process has created two new posts.
Since the decline of the mining industry in the 1980s the area has been undergoing a process of regeneration which the council is heavily involved in. Land reclamation and the development of industrial estates have been key.
The two posts will report directly to chief executive Keri Lewis. He says: 'We are committed to establishing measures to improve corporate working and the capacity to enhance the performance of council services. Organisational changes are part of this process.'
The post of assistant director - community regeneration and strategic development offers a salary of£68,265 a year. The key feature of this post will be to head up a regeneration enterprise board made up of officers involved in business support, development, tourism, planning, housing and well-being.
Mr Lewis said: 'Setting up this post will allow the council to refocus and co-ordinate activities which are related to our regeneration plans in a more efficient manner with specified outcomes.'
The second post of head of business efficiency and effectiveness offers a salary of£54,612 and is responsible for the progress and development of the council's performance management framework and objectives outlined in the council's improvement plan.
Mr Lewis said: 'We need to continually improve the way we deliver services. The duties associated with this post will support and enhance our corporate improvement plan and will ensure value for money remains a priority.'
The creation of these posts will also allow the chief executive to engage in the areas of strategic development and organisational effectiven ess which has not been possible before.
Bridgend is in South Wales and covers an area about 20km from north to east. It is set midway between Cardiff and Swansea around the M4.
A strategy and action plan sets out the objectives for the development of the county borough for the next decade. The regeneration of Bridgend and Porthcawl town centres is underway and the council is developing regeneration strategies for the three valleys.
A relocation package is on offer if required.