Chief Executive

Luton, Bedfordshire
£171,040 - £186,648 (inclusive of local Returning Officer fees, plus £5,618 car benefit)
17 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full time

We move as one team. We’re champions of fresh thinking, and aren’t afraid of a challenge. We listen to our people. And with their ideas, hard work and talent, we make change happen. Now we need a Chief Executive who’ll harness this incredible drive to realise the remarkable.

It’s simple. As our Chief Executive, you’ll improve people’s lives everyday. You’ll see that some 214,000 residents living in a vibrant, multicultural town where opportunity, aspiration and prosperity is being created for all.

It begins with inspiring our fantastic team to keep going above and beyond. You’ll lead them to provide outstanding services and continually boost performance. Progress depends on welcoming innovative ways of working, and empowering people and teams. With your crystal-clear strategic vision, you’ll ensure we move forward as one.   

These leadership strengths will prove vital as you navigate at the highest levels. You’ll be an advisor to elected members and an advocate for the Council. Responsible for building strategic partnerships and working at local, regional and national level, your tireless push for Luton’s interests will win you support and respect. Through these valuable links, you’ll deliver long-term economic  and social benefits for our borough and its people. And as Chief Executive to London Luton Airport, your influence will only be stronger.

This is a golden opportunity to show just what you can do. Having led at senior levels, you’ve got the necessary experience and the management skills. Now you’re ready to use them in a demanding but hugely rewarding role, where you’ll take charge of substantial budgets, extensive resources and valuable partnerships. The ability to connect and persuade will be absolutely vital. But just as important is knowledge of equality issues and how they affect Luton. 

Ready to realise the remarkable? For more information and to apply, please visit 

For an informal discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultant at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736, Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849 or Helen Anderson on 07936 329 908. 

Closing date: 9am, 11th February 2019.