Chief Executive

Trafford Council

Trafford, Greater Manchester

  • Location

    Trafford, Greater Manchester

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Salary to £165,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    24 October 2018

  • Client

    Trafford Council

Ref: GSe46642

Trafford is a thriving, diverse, prosperous and culturally vibrant area which sits at the heart of Greater Manchester. We are a key asset to the region with a place at the top table of the Northern Powerhouse. These are exciting times at Trafford with so much happening across the borough - including the launch of a new university, building much-needed affordable new homes, investing millions of pounds in high-profile regeneration projects and hosting world class sporting events.

We now need a Chief Executive who will help us deliver on our ambitious plans for growth. Our vision principles for Trafford are about place and people; creating a flourishing and sustainable Trafford where residents feel proud to live.  We are passionate about empowering our workforce to deliver excellent services with people and families at the heart of everything we do.

Our new Chief Executive will help shape our place, drive our economic and housing growth, improve our services and exceed the expectations of our residents, staff, communities and partners. We are looking for an inspirational leader who will bring their passion, drive and vision to Trafford.

Commercially astute with a strong customer focus, you will bring insight and drive our innovation. You will be politically aware with a proven ability to command the respect, trust and confidence of councillors, staff, partner organisations and residents.

We have a great story to tell in Trafford and we are incredibly proud of what we do. We need our new Chief Executive to make the borough an even better place to live and work, and who will lead our people so that the great things already happening in Trafford.

Closing date25th October 2018
Longlist meeting30th or 31st October (TBC)
Longlist interviews5th or 6th November
Shortlist meeting7th or 9th November (TBC)
Final interviews15th and 16th November
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, 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