Chief Executive

Ashfield District Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £105,000 to £117,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    15 March 2020

  • Client

    Ashfield District Council

Ref: GSe61343

Ashfield District Council is perfectly placed in the East Midlands with great connectivity, strong services, excellent prospects for growth, and lots of ambition.   We are currently seeking a chief executive who can deliver on these ambitions, working closely with Members, employees and partners.   Some of our key priorities include the development of our local plan, the digital transformation of the council to better support our customers, further income generation and commercialisation, and the need to rejuvenate our high streets.  There are also several big and exciting regeneration projects to be delivered including a new leisure centre. 

With so many opportunities ahead of us, our new chief executive will need to be enthusiastic and positive, able to shape agendas and bring new ideas to the organisation.  We are keen to have a bigger impact across Nottinghamshire and the wider region, and you will play an important role in developing partnerships.  You will of course be able to work effectively with our committed and passionate Members and help them deliver their ambitions for the authority, ensuring high quality and good value services as well as offering strategic and sustainable solutions to long-standing issues.

This is a great opportunity for an innovative, aspirational and ambitious candidate, who has a strong track record of success in local government, great communication skills, and the ability to drive change whilst bringing communities, employees and stakeholders with them.

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Closing date15th March 2020
Longlist meeting19th March 2020
Preliminary interviews25th and 26th March 2020
Assessment Centre and Final Interviews20th and 21st April 2020
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
Luke Judd: 0113 205 6077

Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078