Chief Executive

Employer
Somerset County Council
Location
Somerset
Salary
competitive
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Sector
Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team
Job role
Chief Executive
Contract Type
Full time

Opportunities like this simply do not come around very often. In April 2023 a new council will be born, bringing together the staff and expertise of the existing five councils in Somerset, and creating one of largest unitary councils in the UK.

We are looking for outstanding strategic and organisational leadership to shape, embed, and grow the new authority. You will work with elected members to develop the new structure and operating model for the council, shape a senior team, build its capability, develop a new brand and culture, whilst delivering its fundamental objectives to improve the lives of Somerset residents.

Our new council will: free up resources to invest in our communities and high-quality services; grow Somerset’s voice nationally, helping to deliver the investment in business and infrastructure that our county deserves, drive action to tackle climate change and develop genuinely local decision making.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone with the vision and enthusiasm to deliver a brand-new council that will build on Somerset’s historic legacy and harness the innovation, ambition and energy that characterises many of our communities, businesses and institutions.

For further information please see www.faerfield.co.uk/somersetcc/a000163, or for a confidential conversation, please speak to our advising consultants at Faerfield: Dawn Faulkner and Martin Tucker on 0121 312 3755.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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