Thank you for taking the time to find out more about this exciting leadership opportunity at South Kesteven District Council.
I believe this is the ideal time for our new Chief Executive to join the organisation: I took on the role of Council Leader in September, so along with the appointment to this role there is a strong sense that the Council is at the beginning of a new chapter. And I’m eager to work closely with the new Chief Executive to make things happen quickly.
There are strong foundations to build on. The Council has paid close attention to its financial management and planning, and though we continue to face complex decisions around resources, we do so from a financially sound position. Looking forward, I’m certain that there will be a continued emphasis on increasing the Council’s commercial activity to enhance our capacity to reinvest in our community. We have a vital role to play in encouraging and nurturing the district’s economic growth: building new homes; increasing business spaces in our towns to attract investment and create employment opportunities; and investing in our town centres to ensure the local economy flourishes.
Our new Chief Executive will be a visible and dynamic leader within the organisation, and will work to ensure that there is both clarity and consistency of purpose in all we do. The emphasis in the coming years will be on stability and delivery: knowing where our priorities lie, and focusing on outcomes. I think this is a fantastic career opportunity for an individual whose experience assures that they have a highly developed understanding of the current and emerging landscape; but who also brings the energy and drive to continue to innovate and establish South Kesteven’s reputation as a district to watch.
The Council has engaged Solace in Business to support this recruitment process. I encourage you to contact them on 020 7976 3311 to discuss the role in more detail.
I look forward to receiving your application.
Cllr Kelham Cooke