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Chief Operating Officer

Location:  52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
Salary:  £94,500 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Published:  Monday 02 September 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 30 September 2019
Reference:  HR-0063-19

The Council is looking for a professional with ambition and inspirational leadership qualities, educated to degree level, with financial and commercial awareness and business acumen to take up the new post of Chief Operating Officer.

The successful post holder will have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the local government operating environment and be committed to the principles of public service and a high personal and professional standards and a commitment to probity in local government.

They will have a proven history of managing financial projects and change management and have the ability to lead a corporate management team and line manage others, with effective resource planning skills.

Proven track record of successful corporate management and participation in the formulation of corporate objectives, policies, strategies and cost reduction techniques within a large, multi-disciplinary organisation, in either the public or private sector is also essential. 

They must be able to operate with a high degree of political sensitivity and ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with businesses, Elected Members, Central Government, public sector agencies, trade unions and voluntary sector, in a professional credible manner. They will also have a commitment to developing clear expectations and standards in relation to accountability and responsibility in a large organisation.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact:
Kim Webber, Chief Executive on 01695 585010 or at 

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