Chief Executive

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
02 May 2018
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Full time

Sunderland is one of the most exciting places in the UK to work with a wealth of opportunities.

As the sixth fastest growing economy in the country and the
fastest growing in the North East, we’re a city that’s going places.

We top the UK exporting city league, are named as one of the best places to start a business, and home to more than 87 overseas companies employing 26,700 people.

In the last five years we’ve secured 8,600 jobs and £1.1bn of
investment, plus a further £626m of investment is due by 2024. We have 220 software firms, were the first UK city to offer blanket super-fast broadband, and are leading the way in the region’s knowledge economy.

We work hard for the communities we serve and are innovative about the way we deliver services today and into the future.

We are also mindful of the services we need to continue to
improve, such as services for our children, and of the ever
increasing pressure on our financial resources.

Sunderland is a fantastic place to live with an amazing coastline, a green environment, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and warm, friendly people.

We know our new Chief Executive will help us continue our journey as a successful 21st century city.

If you feel you are the person who can help make our ambitions a reality you can find out more information and apply at

For a more confidential discussion about this role, please contact our retained consultants at Penna: 
Nick Raper 07715 690463 or Anita Denton 07725 554802

Closing date for applications: Friday 25 May 2018