Chief Executive

£170,000 p.a.
17 Jan 2022
30 Jan 2022
Job role
Chief Executive
Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2023

£170,000 p.a. (up to £8,000 relocation allowance payable) plus local government terms and conditions

This post is key to ensuring that the County Council receives the strategic leadership it needs to deliver quality services to residents and businesses as well as overseeing a number of high-profile transformational programmes and projects.   

The successful candidate will also have a key role to play in the County’s recovery from COVID-19 and will also work closely with Government, on behalf of the County Council, on a range of matters.

It will take a very experienced local government leader to help us navigate a successful path over the coming months and as such we are seeking candidates with experience of working in a complex environment with multiple partners and agencies.

You will be innovative, collaborative, a leading force in change management and have a strong track record in developing and maintaining partnerships.

Whether an aspiring or serving chief executive you will bring positive energy and direction, maintaining our supportive and engaging environment where communication, challenge, and improvement is encouraged and innovation is fostered, allowing us to maximise and retain the talent of our workforce and ensure that their wellbeing is a priority over the coming months.

You will provide leadership and support to the established and strong senior management team and work alongside all our elected members.

Whatever the future holds Cumbria County Council remains ambitious and committed to transformation and creating lasting positive change for our residents and partners, ensuring that Cumbria continues to have a financially sustainable future.

We are recruiting on a fixed term basis, due to the Cumbria LGR programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, so if you think this could be you, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Nick Raper on 07715 690463.

For further information and to apply please click on the Apply Button below.

Informal discussions with the Leader and/or Acting CEO to be arranged via Penna:
w/c 24th January 2022.

Closing date: 30th January 2022.

Shortlisting date: 2nd February 2022.

Interview and assessment: Between 7th and 9th February 2022.