Swindon’s a place bursting with energy thanks, in part, to our thriving business and social community. At the forefront of new developmentsfor nearly 200 years, innovation is deeply ingrained in our town: from railways in the 19th Century, to Spitfires in the 20th, and the hydrogen cars of today. We’ve also recently announced that one of the UK’s largest battery power storage projects will be built by our wholly-owned subsidiary, Public Power Solutions.
Identified as one of five Fast Growth Cities, our growth plans are hugely ambitious, and we’re uniquely well-positioned – geographically, demographically and economically – to realise a sustainable and thriving future.
Our new Chief Executive will have the enviable opportunity of shaping this prosperity, so that it benefits the people who live here and shapes our borough in the long term. It’s a rare chance to build your profile as an influential, innovative public service leader, working across one of the most stimulating contexts around.
Candidates will have exceptional political awareness, as well as personal and organisational ambition commensurate with the opportunity, and the energy to inspire and challenge when needed. You’ll also bring acute commercial instincts, a firm grasp of the strategic and operational aspects of major regeneration projects, and a sound appreciation of partnership working. Quickly credible with elected members, colleagues, business leaders and investment partners from all sectors, you’ll relish the visibility and impact of this decisive role.