Islington is a borough of contrasts. It is a thriving area at the centre of a world city, with more than enough jobs to employ every person of working age. Yet is it also a very unequal place with high levels of poverty. The Council is absolutely committed to breaking down the barriers that too many local people face in achieving their ambitions and enjoying a good quality of life. We believe that our intervention and influence can have a transformational impact on our community and help connect all of our residents to better life chances.
I believe that this role presents a really exciting career opportunity for someone who shares our values and is passionate about driving change and improvement.
We’re focusing our resources and our efforts on prevention and early intervention, and that requires a change in how we think and how we work. It’s essential that we operate in a cohesive and corporate manner, and the Chief Executive will have a key role to play in creating that organisational culture.
Whoever takes on this role will have the opportunity to work with elected members who are actively engaged and passionate about the borough. And in Islington, you’ll discover a borough with a national profile, where you can make a real impact on people’s lives. There’s an absolute clarity of direction in the organisation, and recruiting the right person to this role will be a vital element to our success.
I look forward to receiving your application.
Cllr Richard Watts
Leader of the Council