Executive Recruitment

Chief Executive

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London Borough of Sutton
Competitive Salary
Closing date:
12th December
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
12th December 2018
Long listing
20th December 2018
Preliminary interviews
9th and 11th January 2019
Short listing
22nd January 2019
Stakeholder Day / 1:1 with Leader
29th January 2019
Final Panel
4th February 2019


We do things differently in Sutton. We don’t just talk about engagement and collaboration - we do it. We know that effective resident engagement and sustainable partnership working will deliver high quality services to meet our residents’ needs and
aspirations. Our residents and partners tell us that our desire to listen and to share ideas is authentic and meaningful and that we share the same values.

We are prepared for the future; our ambitious growth agenda will deliver affordable, high quality new homes and boost local economic development. We are well known for our vision for an environment which will see our ecological footprint reduce to a sustainable fair level.

The Council’s partnership with the Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research and our commitment to develop a world class centre for cancer research, treatment and drug discovery will make a difference to the
lives of people living in our borough and across the UK for generations to come.

We are proud of our longstanding relationships with schools and our children’s services including a ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection rating and consistently strong outcomes for vulnerable children. Our focus on prevention extends
to adults’ services and we enjoy excellent relationships with our health partners, making good progress towards the integration of health and social care services.

We believe that such important agendas require exemplary leadership. Our new Chief Executive will recognise that the wellbeing of our residents and greater equality of opportunity can only be achieved by deepening and strengthening
relationships beyond the Council. Your desire to play a leadership role spanning organisational boundaries and your ability to inspire people will lie at the heart of your success in leading our borough to be the best that we can be.

For more information contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Zoe Thompson on 07841 088 022 or Penny Ransley on 020 7426 3962.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

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