Executive Recruitment

Chief Executive

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Three Rivers District Council
Competitive Salary
Closing date:
25th October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
25th October
Long List
30th October
Preliminary Interview
4th November
Short Listing
12th November
Stakeholder day
3rd December
Final Panel
4th December


Three Rivers is a small and ambitious authority committed to ensuring the district is a better place for everyone in which to live, work or visit. A beautiful district in the Hertfordshire countryside, with good connectivity to London we are an attractive place to call home.

We are proud of our track record of providing well run, efficient services to our local communities as shown by high satisfaction levels amongst residents.

However, we are future focussed and aware that we must change and innovate as we face the challenges of tomorrow. We are keen to explore a more commercial outlook and develop fresh approaches to the way we deliver services, whilst still looking after our most vulnerable residents. Engaging effectively with partners and local businesses will be crucial in bringing jobs and growth to Three Rivers.

This is a great time for a new Chief Executive to join us and take us forward on this journey. We are seeking candidates with a strong customer ethos, commerciality, energy and the ability to drive innovation and improvement across our organisation. You will be politically astute and a relationship builder with excellent stakeholder management qualities.

If you are seeking an opportunity to work for a forward-thinking authority and are passionate about creating a sustainable, prosperous and vibrant community then we want to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, contact Philip Emms on 0113 205 6078.

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