Welcome to Southend
Thank you for considering Southend as the next step in your career.
When we embarked on a fundamental programme of change to our culture and operations in 2018, we wanted to create a Council fit for the future, one that could deliver the 2050 Ambition we developed with our residents. Despite the tragedies and challenges of the last year, we are in a strong position. We’ve won awards and achieved amazing things and we could not be prouder of our people. We have transformed some of our key frontline and support services. We have embedded new policies and ways of working that encourage collaborative, one council approaches. Major regeneration projects are underway across the Borough.
Moving forward, economic recovery, reopening businesses and maintaining the safety of our community are our key priorities. Of equal importance, we will invest in our environment and deliver our 2030 net zero target. Our new Chief Executive will make sure the strategies and plans we have in place are acted upon, that the outcomes we want are delivered. You will grip performance across all areas within the Council, ensuring consistently high levels of quality and delivery. In a changing, yet positive partnership landscape, you will be an important voice at the table, ensuring that Southenders’ needs and expectations are prioritised.
You will build on the work we have done to create a modern Council culture, making us more agile, more efficient, more entrepreneurial and more engaged. Our corporate values have already become an integral part of who we are and how we work. As our new Chief Executive, you will help us pursue our direction of travel with pace and purpose, to a future where all Southenders live, learn and work in a prosperous, confident and well-connected city.
If you are curious to find out more, contact Mark at HAYS Executive. Should you decide to pursue your interest further, I would be delighted to speak with you. An outstanding Council is vital to the health, wellbeing and prosperity of all our residents; if you feel you can contribute then please get in touch.
Cllr Ian Gilbert
Leader, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council