Southampton City Council
City of Opportunity
Chief Executive
£148,272 to £176,087

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The opportunity

Chief Executive

Salary: £148,272 to £176,087

In a changing economic, social and political environment and at a time where commercialisation and technology are both disrupting the status quo and opening up new opportunities to secure growth, we are seeking an outstanding individual to become our next Chief Executive. You will lead the organisation and continue the implementation of plans to secure our future as a modern, sustainable organisation that delivers improved outcomes for local people. This is a really exciting time to join us as we continue to drive forward our transformation and become increasingly commercially-focused for on-going sustainable growth and the generation of further revenue streams.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader who can demonstrate a passion for making a difference, an appetite to address challenges and an ability to empower and motivate a dedicated and diverse leadership team and wider workforce. You will have a track record of successfully delivering outcomes and building a fair, inclusive and results-focused culture. Experience of developing and coaching senior teams for success in a large and complex organisation is essential as are sound political and financial acumen and the management of transformational change. You will have exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills, with the ability to influence at local, sub regional and national levels across the public and private sector and will be a strong, energetic leader who brings impact and credibility, and the ability to motivate and inspire.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the role informally, please contact: Janet King Service Director HR and OD on 023 80832378 or click apply below.


How to apply

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement via the applylink.

SCC operates the Disability Confident Employer Scheme. Please clearly state in your application whether you wish your application to be considered under the Scheme.


Closing date: 11th February 2018

The selection process will consist of 2 days comprising an assessment Centre and Chief Officer Employment Panel. These will be held 12th March and 13th March 2018