Thank you for your interest in the position of Chief Executive here at the London Borough of Bexley. I believe this role offers a compelling proposition to ambitious individuals. We are a small and compact London borough, that has established a big reputation as a well-run, pragmatic organisation that balances our budget through innovation, rather than cuts.
Our services perform well and we have some areas of outstanding success - most notably Ofsted’s assessment of our Children’s Services in 2018 and our 14 years as London’s top borough for recycling. We have well-established partnerships in place, which are opening up new models of provision and exciting opportunities for innovation across our services.
Our position on the edge of London, with easy access to both the city and the countryside, make us a destination of choice for many people. Supporting sustainable growth within the borough is a priority. We want to encourage inward investment, particularly in infrastructure, to help us create new jobs and much-needed affordable housing. With the appropriate infrastructure we currently estimate that we can deliver up to 31,500 new homes and 17,500 net new jobs across the borough by 2050.
Our achievements are founded on the commitment and talent of our staff. Our new Chief Executive will have a vital leadership role to play: setting high expectations, backed up by the right support and structures, to deliver the best for the people of Bexley.
It’s an opportunity for someone to establish their leadership credentials in an organisation with a good track record, and an ambition to do more.
I hope that this site provides all the information that you need to complete your application. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact Steve Guest or Terry McDougall at Solace in Business (020 7976 3311) who will be happy to have an informal and confidential conversation.
I look forward to receiving your application.
Councillor Teresa O’Neill OBE
Leader, London Borough of Bexley