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Chief Executive Officer

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Chief Executive Officer

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Your new place of work

Sefton is a vibrant local authority that is already on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Vision 2030. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough

Recently praised by the Local Government Association’s (LGA) peer review team for demonstrating real ambition for Sefton, having a strong track record of partnership working and place leadership, and for having a motivated and dedicated workforce that is resilient and adaptable, it puts the Council in the best possible place to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Your new opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for you to lead the delivery of Sefton’s Vision 2030, priority outcomes and core purpose.

As Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service you will provide strong, collaborative, visible, strategic leadership to ensure the delivery of excellent services to our communities.

You will be an advocate for the Council and the Borough at a local, regional and national level and will be a key influencer who is able to shape outcomes that will benefit Sefton and the wider Liverpool City Region.

You will drive forward a high-performance culture and support change innovatively to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of local government and public services.

You will need to sustain the already excellent links with our partners, businesses and communities, who are integral to the delivery of our priority outcomes and better public services for local people.

With a ‘One Council’ ethos, you’ll ensure all staff embrace the values of the Council, putting communities at the heart of everything we do. You will inspire and motivate colleagues to continue to deliver our priorities as set by the Elected Members.

You will act as principal adviser to the elected members of the Council

Your confident and connected borough

Sefton is the northern borough of Liverpool City Region with more than 273,000 residents.

Boasting 22 miles of stunning coastline, Sefton is a leading coastal tourist destination with a flourishing visitor economy. Spanning the busy Port of Liverpool, the famous Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation, attractive beaches and dunes, to the resort town of Southport, the diversity of the borough provides a unique mix of urban and natural setting.

Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. With excellent transport links Sefton is well placed for accessing cities across the North West, including Liverpool and Manchester.

Further Information can be found:

Chief Executive Video: Click here

Sefton Vision and Core Purpose: Click here

LGA Peer Review – Sefton’s self-assessment: Click here

LGA feedback report: Click here

LGA Action Plan: Click here

Sefton Council financial Management: Click here

For latest news about Sefton: Click here

Sefton’s “One Council” values: Click here

What you need to do now

If you are interested in applying for this role please follow the application process below by submitting an online application form. Please note that a merit based shortlist will be utilised. 

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Mark Dale on 0151 934 3949 (e-mail: or Paul Cunningham on 0151 934 3209 (e-mail:

Closing Date for applications: 3rd April 2019

Technical Interviews (telephone or face to face): 9th April 2019

Assessment Centre: 24th April 2019

Final Interview: 25th April 2019


Chief Executive Officer

Sefton Council
Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, UK

Published on 3 Dec 2019