Previous Opportunities

Chief Executive

This position is now closed to applications.

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Edinburgh is an outstanding capital city, recognised across the globe as a leader in business, the arts, science and education. Home to the internationally renowned Edinburgh festivals and the Scottish Parliament, it is an exciting city in which to live, work, study, visit and invest.

The City of Edinburgh Council plays a central role in shaping the continued success of Edinburgh as a vibrant, future focused city. Our responsibilities are wide-ranging, from a superb school network through to social work, housing, economic development, parks and green spaces, culture and sport, festivals and events, roads and transport. As the second largest employer in the city with 19,000 employees and a budget of over £1bn, like many local authorities, the Council is facing challenge and opportunity and must continue to adapt to succeed in a changing world.

Our Chief Executive is retiring which presents a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to continue to help shape the successful future of Scotland’s capital city.

Educated to degree level with a further relevant professional qualification, you will have significant leadership experience across large, complex organisations, as well as the ability to work effectively with elected members, key stakeholders and external partners. Remuneration will reflect the responsibilities of the role.

For further information about The City of Edinburgh Council, the role and details of how to apply please visit our external microsite.

For a confidential discussion please contact Ken Dalgleish or Donogh O’Brien at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: Friday 10th April 2015