Chief Executive

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Salary £166,810

We are working alongside local people and partners, harnessing their ideas and energy, to build greener, fairer and stronger communities, while focusing on the best possible resident experience. We want to build on this and are seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead the next stage of our exciting journey. With a population of 357,000, we are privileged to have thriving rural and urban communities and the aspirations and ambitions of our residents are our greatest strength. We also have a Council to be proud of with a high-performing children’s services, a strong economy, and productive partnerships; indeed, a recent peer review described us as “an impressive and ambitious council with an established track record of providing high quality services, strong financial management and robust governance.”


However, there are further opportunities ahead of us, including our commitment to tackling climate change, enhancing the customer experience, extending life chances, and enabling an inclusive economy – all of which need innovative and empowering approaches to achieve our ambition. We will soon be developing our next Corporate Plan and an exceptional Chief Executive with the necessary drive and leadership skills will be key to our success.

This is a career-defining opportunity to take on one of the best local government leadership roles in the sector and help us take the next steps in our journey towards excellence.


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Closing date:
28 May 2023

Longlist interviews:
7 and 8 June 2023

Final interviews:
19 June 2023