Chief Executive Officer

Powys County Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    up to £138,182

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    26 October 2018

  • Client

    Powys County Council

Ref: GSe46375



In 2017, we agreed our vision for 2025.  At the heart of our plan is the ambition to truly become an open and enterprising council. Making that happen requires us to change how we work, so that we can make the best use of what we have by working in new, innovative ways to deliver our priorities for the benefit of the county’s residents and communities. 



We will need to focus on solutions rather than problems and in so doing create the right leadership and governance structures that will see our staff and members work more effectively alongside our partners. It also requires a resolute focus on engagement and communication to ensure we are listening, sharing information and genuinely building trust with residents, communities and staff.

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate strong operational grip, innovation and creativity. You will also bring a determination to address the challenges that we are facing.  Your leadership style will inspire and energise our workforce and give renewed confidence to all that our Vision is being realised. There is clearly much to do. 

If you feel that you have the skills and the track record required and can combine this with a real sense of ambition for the council and the county we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date 26th October 2018
Longlist Meeting 2nd November 2018
Final Panel Interviews (2 day process) 19th and 20th November 2018

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078
Tim Hills: 0113 205 6085