Thank you for your interest in this unique leadership role at Rochford District Council and Brentwood Borough Council.

Our new Strategic Director will join us right at the beginning of what will be a complex and rewarding journey, as we pursue a radical and ambitious change programme to combine the resources of our organisations so that we can achieve more together for our residents.

I think the fact that we are at such an early stage of our change programme is a real plus for this role. There is considerable scope for whoever takes it on to influence the direction we take and devise the practical steps that will get us to where we need to be. Opportunities like this don’t come around very often.

It’s an ambitious partnership which is good for our councils, good for our residents, good for our staff and could be good for you.

Highly developed leadership and relationship building skills will be central to this role. It’s important that you can bring clarity of direction and purpose to others, and ensure that colleagues understand the rationale for and potential of change, as well as their role in getting us to our destination.

 Jonathan Stephenson
I look forward to receiving your application.
Jonathan Stephenson
Joint Chief Executive

The councils have engaged Solace in Business to support this important appointment. You are encouraged to contact them on 020 7976 3311 to discuss the role in more detail.