Chief Executive

London Borough of Lewisham

  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Circa £180,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    03 June 2019

  • Client

    London Borough of Lewisham

Ref: GSe53677

We are proud of our tradition in Lewisham of putting our people first. Our vibrant inner-London borough is built on a foundation of fairness, equality and putting our community at the heart of everything we do.

Since the early 1970s, we have fostered and developed a proud tradition of working alongside residents, communities and voluntary and faith groups. We call it the Lewisham Way and it’s part of what makes Lewisham different.

Lewisham is the second fastest-growing borough in London, home to over 306,000 residents from more than 71 nationalities.

We have built a new vision to ensure every resident has the opportunity to live their best life, and turned this into practical, deliverable policies for the next four years through our new Corporate Strategy.

To help achieve our vision we are looking for are an exceptional leader who is as excited about changing the lives of our residents as we are. Someone who is committed and capable of delivering against our corporate priorities to secure the best possible outcomes for the diverse communities and individuals in Lewisham.

However equally important to us at Lewisham are personal qualities; we are looking for a team player whose natural style is to listen, involve, and collaborate with others to achieve exceptional results.  

For further information please visit or for a confidential discussion please call our adviser at GatenbySanderson, Jo Boardman on 07834 030501


Closing dateJune 3rd 2019
Long listing10th June 2019
Preliminary interviews17th and 18th June 2019
Short listing1st July 2019
Stakeholder panelFriday 5th July
Final panel9th July 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.