Dorset is a thriving county with a varied landscape; from idyllic picturesque countryside and a coastline that forms a major part of the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site.
It has the UK’s fastest growing digital economy, a rapidly developing creative and knowledge industry, tourism is important to the economy and it has the potential to grow in a number of other sectors.
Its market towns are thriving; it has a vibrant and creative cultural scene and a strong sense of community and identity.
Dorset is forming the first genuinely new council in over 40 years, presenting a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial, commercially minded Chief Executive to shape and grow our newly created Unitary Council in a fresh, dynamic and ambitious way.
Fit for 21st century commerce, you will build the organisation’s capacity and capability, establishing its brand and reputation and truly transforming how our public services are delivered in an innovative and inspirational way, in line with our strategic ambitions. Delivering effective local government reorganisation is complicated enough however, achieving large-scale, best in class transformation in addition to this will require strong leadership, a clear and modern vision, a strong sense of purpose and commercial nous, effective programme management, highly developed diplomatic skills and political acumen.
Working effectively with the elected Members of our newly formed Council, you will provide leadership, insight and strategic direction, ensuring the Council’s appropriately structured, managed and resourced in order to deliver corporate priorities and objectives.
You will build and lead a highly competent and delivery focussed Strategic Leadership Team and be a strong ambassador for Dorset Council with a wide range of stakeholders, influencing at the highest levels across government departments, public bodies and suppliers. Proven successful and consistent achievement in the leadership of relevant functions at a similar level within a private company, local authority or other organisation of comparable scope and complexity is essential.
This isn’t the usual council Chief Executive opportunity; it’s so much more than that! For further details of this exciting, rewarding and unique role, please visit www.shapingdorsetcouncil-recruitment.com or for an informal confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Jon Houlihan on 0121 644 5710 or Dawn Faulkner on 0121 644 5703.
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 06 July 2018 at 10am.