Chief Executive

Posted on 14 September 2023
  • Directorate BHCC: Governance, People & Resources
  • Salary £180,000 - £190,000
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Executive Senior Management
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Known as an iconic coastal city and outstanding place to live, we also grapple with inner city challenges and complex social issues. As a new administration with a strong political majority for the first time in two decades, we are poised to grip and tackle the issues our residents are facing.

Everybody matters in Brighton & Hove and our new Chief Executive will share our love and excitement for the city. You will inspire our passionate workforce, empower our residents and harness the city’s powerful community and voluntary sector.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Penny Ransley (07549 233685) or Sunita Patel (07561 708023) at Starfish Search.

About the role

To apply and for full information about the role, including important links and a video from our Council leader, visit the Starfish website: Chief Executive – Starfish Search

Key dates are:

Closing date
Friday 13 October 2023

Technical interviews
Monday 30 October and Wednesday 1 November 2023

Stakeholder Panels and 1:1 with Leader 
Thursday 23 November 2023 (TBC)

Final Panel interview
Friday 1 December 2023 (TBC)


This role is politically restricted.  For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment below.


Additional information

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds.

There is more information about our commitment to diversity and inclusion and your role in this in the pack available from Starfish.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (


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