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Chief Executive

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Building a Fairer Future

Wakefield is a warm, welcoming and vibrant place, where creativity and inspirational thinking are welcomed. We’re financially responsible, with strong and stable leadership, a major player in the region, and we deliver on our commitments. People are valued and we have a great story to share.

Our senior team is ready for the next chapter. We are looking for a Chief Executive with long-term vision, and the pace and inspiration to make things happen. Someone who can lead and build on our work with communities and partners to deliver our future ambitions for the district, delivering the best possible outcomes for all our people, in all our places.

As our new Chief Executive, you will play a key role in delivering our ambitious priorities, our exciting regeneration plans and our vision in Building a Fairer Future.  We’re looking for an experienced and inspiring leader with energy, vision and excellent stakeholder management and strategic partnering capabilities.  Your leadership and track record of delivery will speak for itself.  If you’re passionate about public service and seeking the opportunity to work with a progressive, ambitious, and successful council, we want to hear from you.

Diversity of experience and lived experience are important to Wakefield, and we are committed to developing a workforce that represents our thriving and diverse communities. We are keen to hear from candidates from local government and beyond.

If you want to build a fairer future with us, please contact our consultants at Penna, Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Nick Raper on 07715 690463.

Closing date: 22 February 2024.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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