Chief Executive

Portsmouth City Council
Circa £180,000

Instantly recognised for our maritime history, Portsmouth boasts an incredible waterfront and world-class historic dockyard. We are also home to global aerospace, defence, advanced manufacturing and digital industries. Our residents are fiercely proud of the city and its heritage, and our anchor institutions, including the Royal Navy, University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Football Club, are deeply invested in our communities.


As our new Chief Executive, you will continue to harness the power of these relationships and work collaboratively to deliver our ambitious regeneration plans across the city. With a passion for culture, you will build on our fantastic offer to residents and visitors and develop our night time economy to ensure Portsmouth thrives culturally and economically for our 210,000 residents.


Download the role profile below. You can also click below for more information via the Portsmouth City Council Recruitment website.


Closing date – 21st April

Longlist meeting – 28th April

Preliminary interviews – weeks commencing 1st and 8th May

Shortlist meeting – week commencing 22nd May

Final panel – week commencing 5th June

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