The Role

Chief Executive – Newcastle City Council

Salary: £172,753 - £188,948

Building Forward Better

Our city has a story to share. 

Bright sparks and big ideas with justice, fairness and deeply held values at our core.

A great city, great connections with active and green transport.

That lightbulb moment? We invented it – we thrive on fresh ideas.

The beating heart of a city with vibrant and inclusive neighbourhoods.

Freedom to grow and proposer – fresh investment, new skills and brighter opportunities.

A shared passion for social justice.

Our future success will be measured not by the riches of the few but the better fortunes of the many. 

Our green economy and net zero plans are the bedrock of our aspirations working through our partnerships with communities and residents, businesses, health and education partners and voluntary groups. 

We know challenges still lie ahead, not least those created by Covid and the deepening of inequalities, but now is the time to set out our ambitions for the city’s future: our renewal, accelerating our city to 2030.

Do you want to be part of our story?

As our new Chief Executive, you will play a key role in delivering our recovery plans and vision to Build Forward Better. We’re looking for an experienced leader with energy and vision and excellent stakeholder management and strategic partnering capabilities. Your leadership and track record of delivery will speak for itself. If you’re passionate about public service and seeking the opportunity to work with a progressive and ambitious city council, which places great emphasis on doing what’s right for all its communities, we want to hear from you.

We would actively encourage applications from candidates from communities which are currently under-represented at Chief Executive Level.

Closing date: Friday 3rd September 2021.