It’s a busy and demanding time here at Sandwell Council. With a new Council Leader and a recently revitalised senior leadership team, we are now seeking an exceptional Chief Executive to make things happen and to truly put Sandwell firmly on the map.
Described as a sleeping giant, Sandwell is one of the largest boroughs in the West Midlands with over a third of a million residents. Like any large metropolitan borough, Sandwell faces many challenges, but also has an impressive number of opportunities to build on over the next five years. These include the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre (hosting the swimming and diving events for the 2022 Commonwealth Games), the extension to the Midland Metro line, HS2, and a £67.5m Town Fund allocation.
Our ‘Big Plans for a Great Place’ strategy is simple but ambitious in its intent: clearly focused on a borough where people are proud of their local area, have better paid jobs, increased levels of skills, and more opportunities.
Our new Chief Executive will need to be highly skilled and experienced. Our aspirations are high, but so are our expectations. We need a leader with a strong, strategic mind who is a clear thinker. Someone who understands and has an organisational grip of the competing demands of service delivery, organisational performance, and partnership working. Someone who is adept at negotiating the politics at regional and national levels and creating opportunities for Sandwell make a strong contribution to the West Midlands Combined Authority; and someone who will raise the profile of Sandwell nationally and internationally.
To find out more about this exceptional role, speak with Jonathan Clark at Berwick Partners on 07736 818185 and click on the Apply Button below.