Chief Executive

Wokingham, Berkshire
Competitive salary
06 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Job role
Chief Executive
Contract Type
Full time

Chief Executive

Competitive salary

Some 165,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home. With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better. Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services. These huge development plans call for an inspiring leader who’s socially-minded and commercially driven. Discover an amazing opportunity to lead our borough as our new Chief Executive.

We want to make Wokingham a better place for all. We’re on the way to achieving our goals, but there needs to be further positive change. As Chief Executive, you’ll be the driving force behind ongoing progress; building for the future. You’ll shape our vision, fulfil our ambitions and confidently take the lead at a diverse and complex organisation.

With your leadership expertise you’ll have a firm operational grip. You’ll ensure robust performance management and the delivery of integrated, value for money services. Crucially, you won’t be afraid to explore more commercial approaches or develop alternative revenue streams. This will be vital in a challenging financial climate.

Progressive and entrepreneurial, you’ll be a modern and highly driven leader. You bring board-level experience, ideally in local government (although we’ll consider other sectors). Open and collaborative, you’ll develop current partnerships and forge exciting new links and arrangements. High-level people skills mean you can influence and inspire within the Council and beyond. Meanwhile, commercial acumen means you’ll be in full control of finance and complex business matters. It’s a blend of talents that will help you make the borough even more business and family friendly. In short, you’ll be a public servant for the 21st century.

To find out more and apply please visit or call our advising consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Michael Earnshaw on 07841 630984.

Closing date: 21st September 2018.