Want to earn £140,000? Here’s your chance to be the next chief executive of Calderdale Council

Sunshine on Halifax Town Hall, with blue sky above.
Sunshine on Halifax Town Hall, with blue sky above.

Do you fancy earning £140,000? Well now is your chance as Calderdale Council searches for a new chief executive with ‘drive and determination to build on the successes and take Calderdale to even stronger achievements’.

The search has begun to find a new chief executive at Calderdale Council following the departure of Merran McRae.

Ms McRae has left to take the top job at Wakefield Council and will replace outgoing Wakefield Council chief executive Joanne Roney who is moving to Manchester City Council.

In the job advertisement leader of the Council, Councillor Tim Swift, said the candidate ‘will need to be an inspirational leader with a clear ability to deliver positive change for the residents and businesses of Calderdale, as well as the skills to work in partnership with others’.

The candidate will also have to bring ‘strong political acumen and experience of working with Members to support and guide in sensitive, complex situations, plus have the ability to lead the whole council through their broad corporate leadership skills and knowledge’.

“Calderdale is an ambitious council with the vision to be the best Borough in the north,” said Coun Swift. “We are in the midst of a major programme of infrastructure investment, and in the summer will see the completion of the £19m transformation of the unique and historic Piece Hall.

“Our comprehensive programme of recovery from the 2015 floods, delivered in partnership with the Environment Agency, includes completing initial recovery, major flood prevention schemes, strengthening community resilience, and enhanced and innovative approaches to upland catchment management.”

“This is an exciting role offering a huge amount of scope to really develop a career within a forward-thinking employer that truly values its staff.”

The deadline for applications is April 20.