Chief Executive

Barnsley is a Council with ambition, flair and imagination with a real drive and focus on continuous improvement. Equally, we’re proud of our values and genuine commitment to put our customers and communities at the very heart of everything we do.

You’ll join us at a crucial time as we move into a new and exciting period in our Future  Council planning. We’ve already made excellent progress. Our Children’s Social Care service is rated good by Ofsted, our adventurous town centre redevelopment is progressing well, as is our local economic and cultural offer.

We have real strength and resilience within our local areas with our devolved governance arrangements and we’re on track to deliver our new state of the art Library @ the Lightbox which will become a hub for our communities. Within the Council, we’re creating an innovative, digitally and commercially driven culture, investing in our workforce and encouraging distributed leadership.

We have high expectations of our new Chief Executive. We’ll expect you to demonstrate passion and spirit for serving and engaging with our residents and workforce, as well as working collaboratively with local and regional partners to benefit our Borough.

To be successful, you’ll need to demonstrate strong leadership, innovation and creativity and the ability to take our customers, communities, businesses, partners, elected members and workforce with you on the next stage of our change journey to create a Brighter Future; A Better Barnsley.

For a confidential discussion, contact Jon Houlihan at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6069 or visit

Closing date: 3rd February 2019.