Chief Executive Officer

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    03 February 2019

  • Client

    Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ref: GSe50574

Barnsley is a Council with ambition, flair and imagination with a real drive and focus on continuous improvement. Equally, we’re proud of our values and genuine commitment to put our customers and communities at the very heart of everything we do.

You’ll join us at a crucial time as we move into a new and exciting period in our Future Council planning. We’ve already made excellent progress. Our Children’s Social Care service is rated good by Ofsted, our adventurous town centre redevelopment is progressing well, as is our local economic and cultural offer.

We have real strength and resilience within our local areas with our devolved governance arrangements and we’re on track to deliver our new state of the art Library @ the Lightbox which will become a hub for our communities. Within the Council, we’re creating an innovative, digitally and commercially driven culture, investing in our workforce and encouraging distributed leadership.

We have high expectations of our new Chief Executive. We’ll expect you to demonstrate passion and spirit for serving and engaging with our residents and workforce, as well as working collaboratively with local and regional partners to benefit our Borough.

To be successful, you’ll need to demonstrate strong leadership, innovation and creativity and the ability to take our customers, communities, businesses, partners, elected members and workforce with you on the next stage of our change journey to create a Brighter Future; A Better Barnsley.

Closing Date3rd February 2018
Preliminary Interviews20th or 21st February
Final Panel Interviews14th and 15th March (2 day process)
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
Jon Houlihan: 0121 644 5710

Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078