Leader of the Council
Home to over half a million people, covering 672 square miles and offering a great quality of life with a unique blend of vibrant urban areas and idyllic rural communities nestled within some of England’s finest countryside.
Yet we have one of the fastest growing local economies in the Country with many renowned and successful companies, nine out of ten local schools are good or outstanding and we are well located in the Midlands within an hour’s reach of Bristol, Birmingham and Oxfordshire.
Worcestershire County Council oversees around £900 million of public expenditure each year, supports some of the most vulnerable people in society and has responsibility for maintaining the roads & pavements, disposing of waste and highly valued facilities like libraries and country parks.We play a leading role in promoting economic growth and prosperity.
Like many other public authorities we face growing financial pressure from demand led services like children & adults social care, rising resident & business expectations and a strong desire to continue to invest in improving Worcestershire as a great place to live, work & visit. That’s why earlier this year I launched our refreshed five year plan – Shaping Worcestershire’s Future – with an ambitious vision for our County focused around four key priorities: Open for Business, Children & Families, the Environment and Health & Wellbeing.
The plan will guide the work of our council and reframe our relationship with individuals, families, communities and partners over the coming years. Our aim is to move towards financial self sufficiency by growing our income, better utilising our assets and focusing on the outcomes we are seeking to achieve and then sourcing the best organisation to deliver. We want to help individuals & communities to do more for themselves, where possible, to enable us to focus on those that need us most. This builds on the Council’s proven track record of reducing costs whilst improving services and Worcestershire as a place.
We are in the process of appointing our next Chief Executive, and now looking for a Chief Financial Officer and Director (Commercial and Commissioning) who can help us realise the next chapter in our ambitious plans for the County and lead the journey of change within the organisation. We are focused on achieving great results and outcomes for the County and our services. If you can demonstrate a track record of delivering successful & sustainable change, the ability to work alongside strong political leadership and relish challenge then we would be interested in hearing from you.Worcestershire is undoubtedly one of Britain’s best kept secrets!