Council to recruit new chief executive to build on ‘outstanding’

Council News
14:28, Friday, 15th September 2023

North Lincolnshire Council today launches its recruitment for a new chief executive – seeking an outstanding individual to build on already outstanding results.

The council boasts the highest rated children’s services in England and care and support for adults is recognised among the best.

Nine out of ten schools in the area are good or outstanding and a new University Campus has more than 1,500 students studying higher level qualifications.

Alongside this, the council is delivering a range of pioneering projects backed with tens of millions of Government cash – including Family Hubs, Future High Streets, Levelling-Up, Towns Fund and UK Shared Prosperity.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The recruitment of a new chief executive has now officially started. We are seeking someone who will lead the organisation through its next stage of development – someone who will share our ambition to build on outstanding.

“We have always had a strong focus on better outcomes for children and families, with everything we do designed to ensure people get the best possible start in their lives.

“The new chief executive will build on these strengths, accelerate the delivery of residents’ priorities and further improve outcomes – from a position nationally recognised as one of the best in the country, together we will build a better, brighter, more prosperous future for every family in North Lincolnshire.”

Serving a population of 170,000, the council is central to several innovative projects, including a freeport and carbon capture and storage schemes together with working with partner-councils to deliver a devolution deal covering the whole of Lincolnshire.

Last year, the council delivered 150 per cent of its new homes target and recently launched a refreshed Economic Growth Plan setting out how it will support businesses to create more well-paid jobs that residents can access.

Cllr Waltham added: “We have a track-record for excellent delivery secured on solid financial foundations.

“North Lincolnshire offers scenic beauty, vibrant market towns, six Green Flag parks, quality housing and world-class manufacturing – this is a huge opportunity to lead, to build and to shape a fantastic team to ensure we continue to deliver to the very highest standards.

“We want someone who will create an even higher benchmark so we can continue to better enable people to keep themselves safe and well, so that communities become more resilient and flourish further while also backing businesses to continue to create even more well-paid, sustainable jobs.”

The closing date for applications is 12 October 2023 with shortlisting and interviews taking place before the successful candidate’s appointment is officially ratified at a full council meeting scheduled for 3 November.

For further details visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/one-council