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Chief Executive

Ards and North Down Borough Council
North Down & Ards
£113,001 - £128,007 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Ards and North Down Borough Council is one of the most dynamic, ambitious and progressive local authorities in Northern Ireland, delivering excellent quality public services to over 165,000 people.

With a workforce of around 900 and an annual gross budget of £56 million, the Council has big plans for delivering better outcomes in terms of economic, social and environmental wellbeing. A major capital investment programme of over £180 million is being delivered and significant regeneration projects will help to shape the future of this special place.

Covering 228 square miles, the Borough includes Strangford Lough, the Ards Peninsula and the North Down Coast, all renowned for their natural beauty, heritage and culture, making it a great place to live, work, visit and invest. Our vision is to create a prosperous, vibrant, healthy, sustainable place where people enjoy an excellent quality of life.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Corporate Leadership Team in driving forward the Council’s ambitious transformation plans, delivering performance improvement and shaping an even better future for the Borough.

Ards and North Down Borough Council needs an experienced individual who will relish this complex role and who has the strategic leadership qualities to effectively deliver the Council’s Corporate Plan and continue to transform the Council area to its full potential.

The Chief Executive will be required to provide strong strategic direction for local government to implement continued improvement, utilising best practice, motivating a multi-disciplined workforce and engaging elected representatives and the public. Strong effective leadership will be required to provide value for money for ratepayers, citizens, businesses and visitors alike.


Closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Friday 26 April 2024

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