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The Role

Chief Executive

We will look to our new Chief Executive to provide inspirational leadership, vision and direction to shape and deliver the Perth & Kinross Offer via the Council’s priorities and plans, and to play a visible and influential role in realising our ambitious economic development plans. 

As Head of Paid Service and principal policy adviser, you will provide effective leadership and operational management of all Council Services, ensuring good governance and promoting fairness, equality and empowerment and a culture of innovation. 

We want to hear from inspirational leaders who have demonstrated success at a senior level in public services, ideally within local government.  Your ambition and values should be aligned with those of the Council and you should be able to demonstrate your drive, innovation and passion for delivering better outcomes in a mixed rural and urban area.

You should be a committed advocate for partnership working and be able to gain support from a wide range of public, private and community partners. You should be excited by the principles of the Perth and Kinross Offer, and be able to see the value and potential of community and employee engagement, championing equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

It’s important that you possess good financial management skills as well as the communication and presentation skills instil confidence, enthusiasm in trust in others. As an experienced public service leader, you will have a broad and detailed knowledge of changing political, social and economic environment that we operate in, and a track record of working with Elected Members and parliamentarians.

The Council is committed to delivering services which are fair and inclusive for all of our citizens and we work to ensure that we pay due regard to eliminating discrimination, harassment, victimisation or any other prohibited conduct, advancing equality of opportunity by removing or minimising disadvantage, meeting the needs of particular groups that are different from the needs of others, encouraging participation in public life and fostering good relations.

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