Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service

Rhondda Cynon Taf
£141,730 per annum
12 Sep 2013
30 Sep 2013
Contract Type
Full time

If you are looking to lead a dynamic and ambitious organisation then
this is the opportunity for you. Rhondda Cynon Taf is a progressive, high
performing and driven Council providing services to a population of
approximately 230,000 across the Rhondda, Cynon and Taf Ely valleys.
Our success has been based on an innovative and enabling culture
that has generated new ideas and ambitious initiatives throughout the
Council. We have modernised and radically improved our organisation
to adapt to the needs of a changing environment and have set in train a
range of innovative developments that are geared to strengthening our
ability to offer outstanding services and seize new opportunities. Thanks
to the participation and commitment of our staff at every level, this
transformational culture has enabled us to achieve our core objectives
and meet targets while still creating new opportunities.
With our current Chief Executive retiring, we are now looking for an
outstanding individual to build on these successes and to continue to
lead the Council forward. Ability matters as much as experience, as you
will have responsibility for delivering the Council’s strategic ambitions
and ensuring we are able to respond to the highly challenging fi nancial

To succeed in this role you will need:

• Vision and innovation in approaching opportunities and fi nding solutions
• Drive and resilience in ensuring excellence in quality and access to
our services
• Pace and energy in sustaining a high performing and ambitious culture
• An appetite for taking calculated risks to achieve the resultant benefi ts
• Outstanding leadership in order to manage continuous change and
embed transformation
• Exceptional communication skills with a wide variety of partners
e.g. elected Members, staff, outside agencies and citizens
• A commitment to working in partnership to understand and bring the
community together

If you have the drive, passion and fl air to be part of the Council’s future
success then we would like to hear from you. For a confi dential discussion,
please contact Keith Griffi ths, Chief Executive on 01443 424026 or
Tony Wilkins, Director of Human Resources on 01443 424188.

We encourage electronic applications; for further information please log
on to this website or contact the Recruitment &
Advertising Team on 01443 425005.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on Monday 30th
September 2013.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is striving towards Equality of Opportunity.
Applicants are welcomed from all sections of the community. We operate a
Job Share Policy and a recognised Welsh Language Scheme.