Bedford’s been on a journey of consistent growth, investment and improvement since 2009. And while we know the pandemic will have a lasting effect on many aspects of our work and local role, we believe that we’re in a strong position to support a sustainable recovery in the coming years. Not least of our assets is our position at the heart of the new East-West rail line linking Oxford and Cambridge – and we’re proud to be one of the most ethnically diverse towns in the country. Our next Chief Executive will therefore join an organisation with not only a great track record, but also a vibrant culture of creative, collaborative and place-focused decision making. With a highly-regarded elected Mayor, and members who are totally committed to improving the lives and opportunities of all, the built-in advantages of our unitary structure mean we can innovate quickly and effectively.
What are we looking for? Perhaps inevitably in a postCOVID future, candidates must be able to show a deep understanding of financial management in a constrained environment, as well as an excellent ability to shape and lead organisational transformation. We need to be ready to think, act and plan in a way that’s thoroughly new, and you’ll help us to shape a stronger future. Able to advocate passionately for Bedford both as a place and a community, you’ll be a complete and experienced leader, and an Olympic-level relationship builder. Exemplifying our culture and values in everything you do, you must bring a powerful personal vision of how equality, diversity and inclusion can be lived out by everyone, every day.
Click apply below to find out more or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.
Closing date: noon, 1 June 2021.