The role

Become the inspirational leader that’ll make our council, the people and the city shine.


We’re looking for a Chief Executive who can build upon Sheffield’s strong foundations. Our residents and businesses are ready to have their city in the spotlight, so we need a confident and inspirational leader who’ll come ready to deliver that vision – and simply make Sheffield shine.

Changing times makes it the right time to bring in a fresh perspective, have an active advocate who celebrates the city’s successes and provide a visible figure that Sheffield can rely on. We’re looking for someone exceptional who’s led in a Local Government setting before or who’s at senior level in a social policy background.

You’ll have a high level of awareness in politics, expertise in commercial elements and a proven track record of delivering successful and complex projects.

You’ll have a desire to improve people’s lives, tackle issues head on and work with important figures in and beyond the city’s borders to maximise opportunities.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications that meet our essential criteria from any background. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences.

For a confidential discussion contact Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or email

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