Executive Director – Operations

Ashfield District Council
Salary £95,220

Ashfield is thriving. We are proud of our district and our ambition is to be ‘great’ across all our services. We have already secured over £200m of investment for Ashfield, and we are driving better services and local growth through innovation and by adopting a ‘can-do’ attitude. The council is financially sustainable and secure, and we are also maximising the benefits of our location - right next to the M1 and sitting between the core cities of Nottingham and Sheffield.


Ashfield is a great place to work and we know that we already excel in many areas, but we want all our services to be the best.  Our Executive Director for Operations will manage four ADs who between them cover a wide array of key front-line waste and environmental services as well as housing operations.

This role is all about ensuring our residents, tenants and communities get the best possible service and that our towns and villages reflect the best of Ashfield.  Our new Executive Director will need to be highly strategic and able to contribute to our broader corporate agendas, but they will also need an unwavering customer focus and the ability to ensure a joined up approach to service delivery.  Candidates will also need high levels of political understanding, with the skills to support our Members’ ambitions for residents.


For further details, please see the role profile and useful links below and select the 'click here' button to visit Ashfield Council's recruitment website. For more information please contact Luke Judd on luke.judd@starfishsearch.com or 07435 270 659.

ROLE PROFILE     Structure Chart     Corporate Plan 2023-27     CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 3rd July 2024

Useful Links
Waste and Recycling VIEW
Housing Strategy VIEW
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides of A4).
  • A supporting statement (no more than three sides of A4) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.


(A relocation allowance of £5000 is available for this role.)

If our client is a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and you would like to apply under the scheme, please state that clearly at the top of your supporting statement.