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Chief Executive

The role of the Chief Executive is a permanent appointment which requires the approval of Full Council, following the recommendation of a candidate for the role by the cross party Appointments Sub Committee.

The Council is currently making arrangements to cover the vacancy as an interim appointment.

The role

The Chief Executive is the Council’s principal policy advisor to its directly elected Mayor and 40 councillors.

As the statutory Head of Paid Service they are accountable for a budget of £370 million and the work of approximately 2,600 employees who deliver a wide range of services to the community.

They are ‘on call’, particularly to cover civil contingency and emergency management requirements. 

They are also the appointed Returning Officer for national and local elections for which he receives the appropriate fees.

Pay policy

Details of the Chief Executive’s pay are set out in the Council’s Pay Policy (PDF)