Chief Operating Officer

Burnley, Lancashire
14 Sep 2017
09 Oct 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Burnley Council is recognised for strong political and managerial leadership, for its committed, loyal and proud employees, for growing the economy, and for finances that are well managed.

Burnley has seen significant economic and housing growth and is in the top 10 in the UK for private sector jobs growth, second in the UK for digital jobs growth and was recently recognised as a ‘property hotspot’. We are keen to build on this momentum and accelerate the delivery of further inclusive growth that benefits all of our citizens.

We are meeting our financial challenges head-on through strong and effective management and have a track record of seeking to work through collaborative public and private partnerships so we can continue to drive economic growth and deliver top-class services.

We need someone to work alongside the Chief Executive and the Executive in setting the overall strategic direction of the organisation, providing organisational leadership and guidance regarding allocation of resources, service delivery, risk management, change management and leadership behaviours

The successful postholder will ensure the sustainable success of the organisation, instilling innovation, commerciality and collaboration to positively impact on our communities.

Do you have the skills, commitment and experience to guide the organisation through our ongoing transformation?

This is a great opportunity to be part of our management team leading an ambitious council at a time of challenge and change.

Closing date: 9am - Mon 9th Oct 2017

For further information and an application form visit
or for an informal discussion call Mick Cartledge, Chief Executive on 01282 477280