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Chief Executive

Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Our borough isn’t just a great place to live, work or visit – it’s a place with ambition. With a four-year strategy already in place, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is building for the future. What we need now is a Chief Executive to provide focused leadership to ensure we deliver our plans. This is a hugely exciting role with a council that has a clear vision.

As Chief Executive, you will lead the organisation, working with senior colleagues to deliver council services and our corporate strategy.  You will advise Elected Members and work with Cabinet to ensure that our strategic priorities are implemented.  Ensuring the Council engages and develops its relationships with staff, local communities, businesses and partners will be a key priority for you, as you work collaboratively with others to deliver benefits for West Norfolk. Fulfilling the statutory role of Head of Paid Service, acting as the Returning Officer in the borough and being an ambassador for the Council makes this a role with many hats – but ones you will relish wearing.

As you would expect, there are challenges for the Council and this role.  Housing, climate change, healthy living, heritage and development are all on our agenda and we are undertaking a range of projects to tackle these issues. With your ‘can do’ style and political nous, you will take steps to ensure these are delivered skilfully and with passion.

To join us, you will need a degree or full professional qualification and experience of leadership in a complex organisation. Ideally, you will have worked in the public sector, but this isn’t essential. It’s more important that you can deliver corporate strategies, policies and objectives. Crucial to your success will be your communication skills – you will be adept at building relationships with staff, Councillors and all areas of the community and committed to delivering fantastic services.

This is a rare opportunity to be a Chief Executive with a council that has great ambitions. If you share our drive for improvement, we would like to hear from you.

For further details and to express your interest, please visit For a confidential discussion about this role, contact our Penna Consultants: Julie Towers on 07764 791 736 or at or Amin Aziz on 07709 514 141 or at



King's Lynn and West Norfolk is a local government district and borough in Norfolk, England. Its council is based in the town of King's Lynn.

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