Job vacancy: Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is a key position within the Council. We are therefore looking to appoint a purposeful leader who will share our ambitions for the Council to continue to be one of the best performing Councils in Wales.

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Leader of the Council: Councillor Hugh Evans OBE

Welcome and thank you for your interest in this unique opportunity within Denbighshire County Council.

Denbighshire County Council is one of the highest performing Councils in Wales and we have developed a team of senior professionals who are proud of this status and will work hard to maintain it, even in difficult times. We are now looking for an ambitious, forward thinking individual to join the Senior Leadership Team and lead the organisation into a successful future.

With the pressures that have faced local government over the last few years, we have naturally undergone some significant challenges. We felt our responsibility to maintain a high standard of service to our community was essential, and were able to deliver the required efficiencies whilst maintaining high performance. Our staff survey results during this period show that over 80% of our staff considered they were satisfied with their job, and satisfied with Denbighshire County Council as an employer despite undergoing some difficult times. I am proud that we not only met these challenges head on, but as an organisation we overcame them successfully.

We are very proud of our Member and Officer relationships and both members and staff are fully committed and determined to work hard together to assist and support the appointed candidate through the exciting and demanding times ahead.

Denbighshire is a wonderful county to work in and while we have many challenges, the working and living environment must be amongst the best in Wales. From the coastal resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn through the historic towns of St. Asaph, Denbigh and Ruthin, the scenic rolling hills of the Clwydian Range to the picturesque Dee Valley and the towns of Llangollen and Corwen, Denbighshire has something to offer everyone.

2022/23 will present the Council with an exciting opportunity to shape the future of Denbighshire with the development of a new Corporate Plan and the local elections which will see the appointment of new Elected Members. This will therefore be a time for new beginnings and we are looking for a candidate who fully understands the incredible opportunity this presents, the chance to influence and shape the future of the Council, and to lead the delivery of priorities that will have a significant impact for our residents and local businesses.

Councillor Hugh H Evans, OBE.

Leader of the Council.

"Working together for the future of Denbighshire."

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