Council: Burgess Hill Town Council

County: West Sussex

Salary: £60,856 - £62,323 plus qualification increments to a potential £70,385

Closing date: 15/03/2024

Chief Executive Officer

Applications must be returned by 15/03/2024

A Unique Leadership Opportunity

Salary: £60,856 – £62,323 plus qualification increments to a potential £70,385

Burgess Hill Town Council is committed to taking a lead role in the future development of the town.  To achieve this, the Town Council is looking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to replace our retiring CEO of almost 10 years. This is a demanding full time job requiring vision, leadership, business acumen, skilled public relations, political awareness and the ability to manage and guide councillor expectations.

Burgess Hill is a large and rapidly expanding town of 33,500 people in Mid Sussex. It is on the main London to Brighton railway line, situated close to the M23 motorway and 20 miles from Gatwick Airport. A thriving community has participated in supporting a clear vision for the future of the town embodied in its 20 Year Town Wide Strategy.

The successful candidate will drive forward the Town Wide Strategy, Neighbourhood Plan and other large projects in addition to undertaking the duties of Proper Officer and working with partners to provide services to the community.

This is an exciting time to join the Town Council. The next 20 years for the Town are planned and we need a CEO to work with partners to continue to deliver it. If you have the following skills, you will be ideal to take advantage of this unique leadership opportunity;

  • Leadership and Management, the proven ability to delegate, work under pressure and be flexible;
  • Highly motivated with a positive frame of mind, a willingness to challenge the status quo, embrace change, and have clear commercial awareness;
  • A proven track record of facilities management, operational management, customer focussed service delivery, the ability to set objectives and to deliver projects on time and within budget;
  • An articulate, confident and resilient personality, able to motivate and influence others and form strong partnerships with our stakeholders;
  • A strong awareness of local authorities and local authority activities at all levels.

A relocation allowance may be paid under certain circumstances and conditions.

Interested?  Then for an application pack visit

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: noon, 15 March 2024

Interview dates: 10 and 11 April 2024 (Shortlisted applicants should be available for both days)

For information about the position contact Steve Cridland at 01444 238208 or [email protected]

Submit applications to [email protected]