New Chief Executive Wanted For Council

14 September 2011, 08:00 | Updated: 14 September 2011, 08:19

A local council's has started advertising for a new chief executive.

Suffolk County Council say they are after someone with lots of experience and a proven track record of strategic leadership and delivery in large complex organisations to be their new Chief Executive.

They will be paid £160,000 a year, a figure decided by the Staff Appointments Committee last week. The Prime Minister is paid around £142,000.

Leader of Suffolk County Council, Mark Bee, says they are after someone exceptional, who will listen to the residents of Suffolk. "This is an exciting and challenging time for Suffolk County Council.

We have many opportunities and challenges facing us in the next few years and we are looking for someone who has the experience, skills, leadership and determination to take Suffolk County Council through that period and beyond."

The council say they want someone to provide vision and  determination to take Suffolk through the current economic challenges, including keeping council tax down.

Current Chief Executive, Lucy Robinson, will continue her role until a replacement is found.