Council: Newbury Town Council

County: Berkshire

Salary: LC4 Substantive – SCP 50-54 p/a (currently £60,856 - £68,356 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 17/12/2023

Chief Executive Officer

Applications must be returned by 17/12/2023

Salary Scale: LC4 Substantive – SCP 50-54 p/a (currently £60,856 – £68,356 inclusive)
(depending on experience and qualifications)

Plus – Local Government Pension Scheme, Relocation Package and Free Parking.

Newbury Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Chief Executive Officer to take over from the current highly respected outgoing Officer and continue to drive the Council forwards. The CEO will have responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services.

The Council has a Strategic Plan which was originally adopted in 2019 and runs to 2024.  The Town Council has met a number of its original aims and aspirations and continues, as a part of its vision for the Town, to develop the Neighbourhood Plan, seek Green Flag accreditation for certain locations, expand its events programme for residents, continue its work with the youth of the Town and, of course, major on continuing to meet its green, sustainable aspirations.

The CEO will have a key role in delivering the aims and objectives of the Town Council along with implementing the Corporate Plan and its impact on operations and staffing. The post holder will be the Proper Officer of the Council, with all the responsibilities that go with that critical and prestigious role.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of people Management and development, service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures.  A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is required as a minimum, or a commitment to attain within 12 months of appointment.  It is anticipated that there will be a handover arrangement available to the new postholder.  Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required.

Newbury Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate.

This process is being managed by a third party acting for the Town Council.  For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is no later than Sunday 17 December 2023.
  • An informal interview for all candidates and Councillors will be held at 7pm on Thursday 11 January 2024
  • Formal interviews will take place at the Council offices on Friday 12 January 2024.
  • It is hoped that the new CEO will commence their role on or around Tuesday 2 April 2024.