Chief Executive

Salary: £140-£150k

Cherwell District Council, set in the beautiful landscape of Oxfordshire serving a population of 150,503 across 227 square miles. But do not be misled by this serenity, we have a complex mix of urban communities with high levels of deprivation that are often hidden from the wider world.

Cherwell is a bold and ambitious Council on behalf of its local communities - with a strong track record of strategic programmes and initiatives that put us at the leading edge of delivery.

We benefit from strong and effective member, officer relationships and you will build on our success to navigate and develop our ambitious vision for the Council, and lead and inspire our staff, partners and all stakeholders to give Cherwell a strong future, bringing innovation and inspiration to deliver on our clear ambitions.

With leadership experience gained in the public or private sector, you’ll have a proven track record in delivering service improvement and outcomes, demonstrable commercial acumen, along with engaging and inspiring leadership skills. You will also evidence establishing effective relationships with a range of internal and external partners, while achieving shared outcomes through collaborative working.

Be the Future of Cherwell and ensure that through our outcomes the Council is recognised at a local, regional and national level.

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact:

Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or email: or Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or email:

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