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Chief Executive

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

Coventry is the Phoenix city and it’s rising again as it transforms for an exciting future. 

The city famed as the home of the UK motor industry and a multicultural city of peace, reconciliation and sanctuary has enjoyed an amazing few years – and there is lots more to come.

It has been the UK City of Culture, a host city for the Commonwealth Games, and a venue for major events such as Radio 1’s Big Weekend and the MOBOs.  It has welcomed international rugby league, major stars including The Rolling Stones and Rihanna and, as one of the best digitally connected cities in the UK, it is pioneering work in new technologies such as autonomous and electric vehicles.

The pace of change has been amazing, and it’s being driven by an ambitious Council that is changing just as fast.

The year as UK City of Culture has been a springboard for a new-look city centre and the opening of new venues and attractions, and has helped the city welcome thousands of tourists and day trippers. Now, work is underway to build a legacy from that year that will benefit the city and its people for generations to come.

That includes attracting businesses and jobs to the city so local people can take up new opportunities; investing in roads and transport connections; becoming a greener, more environmentally-friendly city; and giving everyone that lives, works and studies in the city a better quality of life, with improved health and wellbeing and care for the vulnerable.


What is the job role?

We want a Chief Executive who will not only lead colleagues across the Council, but one who will work with our partners and bring people together.

You will be leading the organisation to be responsive, to be resident focussed, be accountable for the achievement of corporate priorities and outcomes within agreed resource and timeframes.

Who are we looking for?

You will act as the Council’s principal adviser to the elected leadership of the Council on policy options and the forward planning of objectives, services, and resources to deliver their ambitions for the city.

Providing a sense of direction and purpose to ensure that the Council’s vision, priorities and core values are made a reality, and provide leadership, direction, and management of the Council’s Senior/One Coventry Leadership Team to ensure the delivery of the Council’s priorities and the provision of high-quality, cost-effective services based on community needs.

You will further develop the Council’s commitment to take a positive lead in major local and regional partnerships to achieve, within the overall strategy, maximum benefit for the Authority and its communities.


For further information please visit our Chief Executive microsite:

Please see the attached Recruitment Pack for full job description, person specification, further information about the team (and how to apply).

Selection and Interview date: 10th and 13th March 2023

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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