Chief Executive

Halton, Widnes, Runcorn
£156,000 to £168,000
02 Dec 2021
19 Dec 2021
Job role
Chief Executive
Contract Type
Full time

Halton Borough Council is an ambitious and successful local authority with a ‘can-do’ mentality woven into the fabric of our organisation.

While we are a small authority, we achieve big things on a local, regional and global scale – whether that be the construction of the Mersey Gateway Bridge, supporting world-class science and innovation at Sci-Tech Daresbury, or being part of the clean hydrogen industrial revolution.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, forward looking individual to be our new Chief Executive and to play their part in that ongoing journey of achievement. You will become an advocate for the area and deploy high level leadership, influencing and networking skills to enable the organisation to operate effectively and efficiently in the contemporary environment.

There are many benefits to leading and working in Halton. You will be supported by a strong leadership team, loyal and dedicated staff, and focused political leadership with a will to deliver a broad and ambitious agenda for Halton.

In common with other local authorities, particularly in the North of England, there are challenges to be faced. Over the last decade, the Council has adapted to significant cuts in central government funding. Our new Chief Executive will build upon a trend of creativity, pragmatism and commercial focus to turn challenges into opportunities and to lead decisively.

You will have strong political understanding, the ability to deliver results, and a flair for finding solutions that will add value to the day-to-day lives of Halton’s residents, businesses and visitors.

The role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to lead a successful leadership team, and continue to shape the future direction of the Borough, its partnerships and the Liverpool City Region.

To apply, you should submit your CV along with a covering letter of no more than 4 pages telling us why you would be the best person to become Halton’s next Chief Executive.

To arrange an informal and confidential discussion about this post, please e-mail Richard Rout, Operational Director: Policy, People, Performance & Efficiency at or click apply below.

Closing date: Sunday 19th December 2021

Assessment Centre & Longlist Interviews: Thursday 13th & Friday 14th January 2022

Appointments Committee Interviews: Monday 24th January 2022