Chief Executive

Ashfield District Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    to £121,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 June 2021

  • Client

    Ashfield District Council

Ref: GSe73203

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 residents and the delivery of our transformational regeneration programmes including a new leisure centre, the Future High Streets Fund and Towns Fund programmes, and new social housing delivery.  We are proud of our dedicated staff, who continue to deliver all Council services throughout the Covid pandemic.

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.

Further Information

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Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
7th June 2021

Longlist meeting
15th June 2021

Preliminary interviews
22nd June 2021

Shortlist meeting
23rd June 2021

Final interviews
w/c 12th July 2021

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.


  1. Corporate Plan 2019-2023.pdf
  2. Senior Management Structure.pdf
  3. Statement of Accounts - 2019-20.pdf


Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078
Elise Kanareck: 0113 205 6280