Managing Director

Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire
c. £140,000 plus private pension scheme
02 May 2019
31 May 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time


In the crowded space that local authority trading companies occupy, we believe Publica is unique. No other company can point to Publica’s breadth and scale as three of the four Councils in our partnership have transferred over 99% of their staff. Nowhere else has been as ambitious or as bold in their desire to deliver better for less.

With over 650 staff, Publica delivers a full range of Council Services to the three district councils, with support services being delivered to Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham Borough Homes, Cheltenham Trust and UBICO.

Having established in 2017, we are ready to build upon our strong foundations and have invested and implemented market-leading technology to take the business from strength to strength. We are now seeking a new Managing Director to lead the Company in line with Publica’s values and deliver outstanding local services to residents.

You will have a proven track record of successfully leading a business or public sector organisation at comparable scale within a complex partnership and governance arrangement. You will bring a keen interest in continual improvement and commerciality extending the company’s success and reach across the region and beyond. This post requires ambition and drive, a willingness to be creative and strong credibility with politicians and stakeholders.

For a confidential conversation contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Gillian Young or Penny Ransley  on  01908 230 265  or click the 'apply' button below for more information.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 31st May 2019