Chief Executive

Chippenham, Wiltshire
Salary SCP 65 (£66,850) – 68 (£72,042)
08 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full time

At Chippenham Town Council, we are modernising and forward thinking. We are relentless believers of excellence and delivering the best services for our residents. Our future involves bold people with big visions and innovative minds.

Already one of the largest and most dynamic town councils, one of only 23 members of the NALC Super Council Network things are about to get even bigger as Wiltshire Council prepares to devolve more services and facilities to us.

It’s a rare chance to act as lead on large-scale projects that’ll play a large part in defining the future of Chippenham. We need someone with proven business skills to ensure we get the best possible deal for Chippenham. Working for Chippenham is all about pushing boundaries and being creative to make money go further, but also to deliver exceptional quality.

It’s about championing different approaches and bringing unique ideas to life to deliver better outcomes.

Digital transformation is one of the most exciting challenges facing local public services, and you will drive our digital aspirations as part of our modernising agenda.

To realise our potential we need great people who are curious and confident with great business acumen who want to make a difference.

Injecting fresh ideas and perspectives, your appointment will act as a springboard for renewed impetus and pace of change.

Highly articulate and with first-class communication, information technology and influencing skills you’ll be a highly talented individual with a strong record of success in a demanding leadership role, not afraid of delivering complex organisational and system change, managing a large budget in challenging financial circumstances and engaging and motivating a committed and dynamic workforce that is able to deliver the council’s strategic policy objectives.

Chippenham Town Council is bucking the trend of other councils and is looking to expand its services. Last year alone saw us opening the Neeld Community and Arts centre and play an instrumental part in obtaining one of only 63 Purple Flags for the night time economy of the town centre. If you are the successful applicant, if you don’t already hold one you will need to gain the sectors Clerks qualification - the Certificate in Local Council Administration within one year here to enable us to regain our General Power of Competence.

You’ll be experienced in managing large scale and complex organisations and projects. You’ll have the confidence to be proactive, understand and help drive best practice and continuous improvement.

You’ll have the expertise to understand and investigate complex service delivery within a challenging and political environment. An ambassador for Chippenham, you’ll be skilled in building relationships, working with strategic partners to realise ambitious sustainable community objectives.

Full details of how to apply can be found on our website:

or for further details or confidential discussion about this role, please contact:

Mrs. Susan Wilthew, Bsc. (Hons), FILCM – Chief Executive, Chippenham Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER

Tel: 01249 446699