Islands’ Chief Exec Role Being Advertised Nationally

The Town Hall

The Town Hall

The Isles of Scilly Council has hired a national recruitment company to try and find it’s new Chief Executive.

The job is now being advertised nationally and Chairman Amanda Martin has written a briefing for applicants.

She says the Council need a Chief Executive who can, “inspire, lead and challenge”, whilst at the same time they need to be, “conscious of the very special nature and characteristics of these island communities.”

She or he needs to be committed to modernising the Council and improving the quality of services for the whole community.

The headhunting company says the applicant needs to foster, “a strong democratic culture and involve councillors.”

They’ll need a track record in organisation and staff leadership.

The pay package could be more than that earned by the former Town Hall boss, Philip Hygate, with a basic salary of up to £100,000 for the right applicant.

Mr Hygate, who retired earlier this year, left the Town Hall on a £89,000 basic salary.

The successful candidate can also expect “reasonable” solicitors, legal and removal fees to be reimbursed along with two paid days leave to organise their relocation.

Applicants are being told that a suitable house will be made available to rent.

Five councillors will interview the most suitable applicants on St Mary’s on the 28th and 29th of October.

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