Chief Executive
£197k - £202k

A leadership opportunity that really stands out…
Our new Chief Executive will join us at an incredibly exciting time for the borough and the organisation. Newham is benefiting from rapid economic growth and we are committed to ensuring that the investment in the borough benefits all in our community. We want to ensure that opportunity is translated into positive and sustainable outcomes. This won’t happen by itself. It needs the right leadership to inspire people to think and work differently, to co-operate and create successful partnerships, and to challenge performance where we can achieve more.
We are looking for:
  • someone who values the diversity that defines Newham and understands the practical requirements this places on service design.
  • a compelling track record of leading change and improvement, alongside a well-developed sense of commercialism and financial awareness.
  • breadth of perspective and experience is key – we expect candidates to show that they have delivered at scale and that they can add value and insight across the full range of council services.
Most importantly, our new Chief Executive will be motivated by a deeply held commitment to public service, will understand what great public services look like, and have clear ideas on how local authorities need to adapt to meet the needs of the community, today and tomorrow.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by… ​​​​​

Corporate Director of Resources (S151)
£155k - £166k

 The job title may seem traditional but your role at Newham will be far from it!

Most great Resources Directors when searching for that next job look for two things – the chance to ensure great public policy ideas become a reality and to know that the supporting resources of the council are truly operationally excellent - that balance of eyes on the horizon and feet on the ground. 

If this is you – then look no further….

Newham wants someone to help make the ambitious policy agenda of Mayor Fiaz and her administration a reality and someone who can transform the way our support services and resources work to support the whole council.

We are looking for:

  • an accomplished qualified accountant who wants to use their skills to maximize the still significant resources we have (e.g. over £2billion in property assets),
  • a great leader who wants to develop our next generation of talented accountants and resources staff,
  • a change agent who understands culture change and process transformation and
  • an operational solutions expert who understands not only why “the support services machine” works but constantly seeks to make it work in the best way possible.

If you are the person we are looking for, you will know: why diversity matters in a place like Newham; that transparency and openness is vital; how to create a vibrant internal control culture that supports managers and members; how co-design and co-production works and when done well makes all the difference in the world; and you will genuinely want to put the residents of Newham at the heart of all we do. 

If you would like to learn more we would love to talk…

Visit the ‘apply’ page to register your details and access full details of the role and the recruitment process.

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