Managing Director


Flexible within the region

  • Location

    Flexible within the region

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    c. £140,000 plus private pension scheme

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    01 June 2019

  • Client


Ref: GSe52934

In the crowded space that local authority trading companies occupy, we believe Publica is unique.

No other company can point to Publica’s breadth and scale as three of the four Councils in our partnership have transferred over 99% of their staff. Nowhere else has been as ambitious or as bold in their desire
to deliver better for less.

With over 650 staff, Publica delivers a full range of Council Services to the partnership of four Councils and additional support services to the Cheltenham Trust, Cheltenham Borough Homes and UBICO.

Having established in 2017, we are ready to build upon our strong foundations and have invested and implemented market-leading technology to take the business from strength to strength. We are now seeking a new Managing Director to lead the Company in line with Publica’s values and deliver outstanding local services to residents.

You will have a proven track record of successfully leading a business or public sector organisation at comparable scale within a complex partnership and governance arrangement. You will bring a keen interest in continual improvement and commerciality extending the company’s success and reach across the region and beyond. This post requires ambition and drive, a willingness to be creative and strong credibility with politicians and stakeholders.

For a confidential conversation contact our advising consultant Gillian Young 01908 230 265  

For more information please visit

Closing date31st May 2019
Long listingJune 7th 2019
Preliminary interviews20th June 2019
Final panel28th June 2019
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.