The local government chief executive role is like no other – the range of the role is considerable, the demands of the role are stimulating, and the rewards of the role are real and tangible. You will be helping a small but significant part of the UK become a better place in which to live, grow and do business.

Context – there’s no better job in the public sector

We know local government chief executives are self-starters – highly motivated and talented individuals – who can take on a wide scope and remit of work. However, this should not prevent them from having support and development opportunities in place to support them to succeed in this highly complex and visible role.

Equipping new chief executives with a route map which sets out their key responsibilities and accountabilities, and a strong set of foundations to start with and develop their role, is essential. Some may be appointed from a specific technical area of expertise. Others may be entirely new to the sector. Whatever their background, the Local Government Chief Executives’ Development Framework will give them the best start in the role and equip them with tools to acquire knowledge, gain experience and sharpen their judgement in the role.