Chief Executive Officer

Stockport, Greater Manchester
To c£170k
16 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full time

Stockport is an exciting Borough of real contrasts. It boasts a rich, proud and diverse industrial heritage and a dynamic future. Probably the best connected town centre anywhere in the North West it is uniquely placed to benefit from the growth of Greater Manchester. It’s a remarkably green Borough too; urban living fitting neatly alongside green spaces to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities which make up the place. Stockport is a balanced Borough where people want to live, work, visit and invest in; connectivity and proximity both to Manchester and rural Cheshire make it an ideal location. The positive influences of both contribute to the Borough. It is not without its challenges; some wards are among the most deprived in the region but there is a real ambition to raise standards through sustainable regeneration and improvement.

We need a Chief Executive who can build on and enhance the positive steps we have taken, increasing the momentum of positive change for Stockport. Already regarded as an ambitious Authority, Stockport is at the forefront of the agenda for radical reform of public services and is working to fully integrate the commissioning and delivery of health and social care in the Borough. We’ve made great strides in the regeneration of the Borough and we need to continue to do this to sustain investor, developer and occupier confidence. We also need to build capacity and empower our communities; supporting residents and enabling all of Stockport’s citizens to fulfil their potential. There are tough decisions to be made and brokered and, with our partners, we need to ensure we are focused on improved outcomes.

As Chief Executive you will lead a dynamic organisation which is forward looking and agile in its approach to delivering the first class services our residents expect. As the architect of further change and transformation you will need to be an accomplished leader capable of influencing beyond organisational boundaries and across the broader system. Irrespective of background, you will bring a real passion for public service tempered with a relentless commercial focus to ensure we derive the best from our people, assets and partnerships.

For enquiries please contact Berwick Partners:

Marek Dobrowolski – 0121 654 5912/

Ruth Hernandez Turner – 0121 654 5936/

Jonathan Clark – 0121 654 5926/

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