Mansfield District Council

Chief Executive



This is an exciting opportunity as we are seeking a Chief Executive to drive our ambitious plans to transform Mansfield and surrounding district into a vibrant and confident place to live and work.

Mansfield is based in the heart of the East Midlands, it has excellent connectivity, on the M1 corridor and is easily accessible via rail and road to Nottingham, Derby and beyond. It boasts beautiful countryside and has easy access to the woodlands of Sherwood Forest and the legendary Robin Hood. Mansfield is Nottinghamshire’s largest market town and has a population of nearly 109,000

Our journey to becoming a 21st Century authority is well underway with transformational projects on the horizon. With an established corporate leadership team and executive cabinet we are looking for an inspirational leader to continue the collaborative working to make Mansfield a prosperous place.

The corporate plan focusses on four priorities, Growth, Aspiration, Wellbeing and Place Shaping to bring about change and a fundamental shift in the local economy to benefit generations to come.

Our Chief Executive will drive forward corporate aims to bring together officers, councillors and external partners - this joint working will establish a new blueprint for this former mining town. We are currently in consultation with the local community and businesses on the Town Centre Masterplan and there are a number of large and aspirational projects in the pipeline. We are working with a number of partners including the NHS and Nottingham Trent University to make these plans a reality.

Over the next five years the district is bidding for around £35m of prospective investment from the Towns Fund, Urban Greening and Levelling Up, the projects contained within those frameworks will set a new pathway for the district and bring positive outcomes for those that live, work and visit the district. Our new Chief Executive will lead the way in ensuring that Mansfield is well-positioned to maximise this.

Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams said:

This is a perfect opportunity for someone to achieve the objectives set in the Making Mansfield strategy and work with partners to achieve our corporate ambitions. It’s a promising time to join the council as we work hard to move Mansfield forward, building on our heritage and history to create a cleaner, greener town where people can live happier and healthier lives.

Mansfield is an economic hub for Nottinghamshire with quality housing at affordable prices making it an ideal location for living and working across the region. With quick and easy access to the legendary North Nottinghamshire Countryside coupled with our plans to diversify our town centre, Mansfield has a lot to offer. Through the Making Mansfield strategy, our Town Centre Masterplan, Green policies and housing programme Mansfield will be a high performing economy that makes a significant contribution to the region."

With these ambitions, there are also challenges in relation to the demographic of the district. However, with key strategies such as the local plan and working with partners including D2N2 on the skills plan we are looking to make improvements and create greater opportunity in our communities.

In addition we are changing what we do across the council from the back office to the front line, our intention is to deliver services that are fit for purpose and forward thinking to meet the changing needs of our community. The council is evolving a hybrid working model that works for residents and the workforce.

Our new Chief Executive will need to be highly skilled and experienced, a person with determination to work strategically, give clear leadership and direction to deliver transformation of the district and the council. They will be an inspirational influencer with a strong record of success in multi discipline and complex environment, have great communications skills and the ability to unite stakeholders to work collaboratively

With the right person we are confident that through strong leadership, our ability to innovate and with our commitment to working in partnership, we can shape and achieve a better future for Mansfield.

Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams

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