Deputy Chief Executive

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    25 October 2020

  • Client

    Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ref: GSe68350

In Dudley we’re forging a future for all by taking bold steps that move the council forward as one. Our creativity and ingenuity through partnership working leads to tangible excellent results for residents, businesses, partners and visitors. We thrive at the cutting edge, undaunted in the face of challenge and rapid change. That is why Dudley is among the top three most improved local authorities in the country.

We are looking for leaders who are ready for their next big career challenge and to perform at their best. This is your time to stand out from the crowd and step forward into an exciting new future for Dudley.

We are searching for a visionary leader who has experience of managing at a senior level across sectors, and has the personal drive to work with the Chief Executive, Elected Members and employees in leading  real change in the borough and the council.

The post holder will:

  • Have a service and major project portfolio and lead and inspire a team of managers and employees.
  • Support the Chief Executive in setting the council’s strategic direction.
  • When appropriate, deputise to provide strategic leadership, act as ambassador for the borough and the council, and ensure the overall successful and effective delivery of council services.

For further information about Dudley Council please visit:

Closing dateMonday 26th October 2020
Longlist meeting27th October 2020
Online assessmentsw/c 2nd November 2020
Final Panel11th November 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
Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078

Jon Houlihan: 0121 644 5710