Chief Executive

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Ambitious Stockport Stockport, a vibrant borough with rich history and culture, is filled with unique neighbourhoods, villages, and district centres. We’re part of Greater Manchester yet blessed with proximity to Cheshire and the Peak District, offering vast open countryside.

What we are looking for

As Stockport’s Chief Executive, you will be joining us at an incredible time. 2024 is a landmark year for us, we have an ambitious £1billion development and regeneration programme that is transforming the town centre and beyond.

We have big ambitions as a council and for our borough. Stockport is rich in history and culture, vibrant and well-connected. We are part of Greater Manchester yet blessed with close proximity to Cheshire and the Peak District, offering vast open countryside.

Stockport has recently been named by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in the North West. It comes on the back of being named best place to retire (Which?), buy your first home (The Times) and one of the 25 best places to shop (The Telegraph).

The next phase of our Borough plan is One Stockport:One Future, which looks ahead 15 years and sets out the ‘5 Big Things’ that together with partners we will deliver to make Stockport a place where everyone can live happy and healthy lives. We want to build on the brilliant success we have already achieved and tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time from inequalities in our Borough to the effects of climate change.

You will lead from the front, acting as the principal adviser to the council’s leader, cabinet, and councillors while providing strategic leadership to our partnerships. This involves playing a critical role in Greater Manchester through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and undertaking the Place-Based Lead for health and care.

This is a great opportunity to guide a talented senior leadership team, who oversee a range of high-performing services and transformational change.

You will balance an understanding of the best public service and working in a political environment with commercial acumen and an appetite for spotting and seizing opportunities that will benefit the borough and its communities.

Wherever you are now, and irrespective of sector background, you will be an experienced and confident place-based leader eager to shape public services for Stockport’s residents.

How to Apply

Closing Date – 12th May 2024

To find out more about this unique role, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners –

Jonathan Clark
07736 818185

Marek Dobrowolski
07793 529576

Bonnie Amos English
0121 389 3655

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