Chief Executive

Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DB
Up to £90k
07 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Our mission statement, "Everything we do supports a strong public sector workforce" defines what we stand for at WME. Small, big in ambition, well-connected and influential, we put ourselves forward and take the lead when we see opportunities or challenges for our region and sector. Whilst we don’t have all the answers to the current and future workforce issues facing the public sector, we do have the passion to be part of the solution.

We are looking for a collaborator, a strategist, an innovator, an influencer, and most importantly an effective leader who can build trust and respect across our team and at all levels of our significant and diverse client base.

We know it’s a big ask but it’s a big job, some say "it’s the best HR/OD job in local government". Ultimately, it’s about nurturing and building effective relationships whilst also having the business and commercial mind set to develop key services and collaborate effectively with our increasing range of partners both regionally and nationally.

Do you have the ideal mix of talent and ambition to take on the challenge?

If yes, visit

For an informal discussion contact our specialist advisor, Bryony Houlden, Chief Executive of South West Councils on 01823 270101 or