Isle of Wight Council

Isle of Wight Council

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Job SummaryRecruitment Booklet : Chief ExecutiveT&C's : Chief Executive & Head of Paid Service
Chief Executive (ref 50036409)

Agile working with an office base of County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

£138,038.00 per annum

Contact: To request an informal discussion about the role or to discuss your application in confidence please email and we will get back to you.

Vacancy Reference: 50036409

Closing Date: 30/09/2022

Contracted Weekly Hours:      37 per week
Contract Type:                          Permanent

Can you lead the way to a bright future for the Isle of Wight?

Here on the Island, we ‘Believe In Great’ and this ‘BIG’ ethos runs through everything we do as we work with the local community to support and sustain the Islands economy, environment and people.

The Isle of Wight is a stunning place to live and work, with 50% designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! The Island (and waters surrounding it) has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, providing international recognition of our unique natural landscape and we currently have the highest number of award-winning beaches in England!

The local population is around 140,000 but can double in summer months as people flock to our shores for a taste of Island life. We are lucky to enjoy everything the Island has to offer, but as a community we also face unique geographical challenges that will test your leadership skills and encourage you to think differently, to inspire and innovate.

Join us and you’ll lead a dedicated and passionate team as we deliver on our corporate plan, placing focus on three key areas of activity:

•           Provision of affordable housing for Island residents

•           Responding to climate change and enhancing the biosphere

•           Economic recovery

The Island has always encouraged innovation and creativity whilst celebrating tradition, from age-old sailing regattas to pioneering technical advances in engineering.  As our Chief Executive you’ll navigate the path between tradition and innovation to ensure this Island continues to progress digitally, environmentally, technically and socially without losing sight of our unique identity. All this whilst enjoying a coastal lifestyle that is hard to beat!


To discover more about joining our team, application details and for a job pack please visit  

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Closing date 30th September 2022