Welcome from the Leader and Chief Executive

We are delighted that you are considering joining our team at North Northamptonshire Council.

The Executive Director of Finance and Executive Director of Strategy and Change are key roles for us and both are instrumental in ensuring the delivery of our corporate plan and priorities.

The successful candidates will work alongside a Corporate Leadership Team who are highly driven and ambitious for our council, our residents, and our place. Our Corporate Leadership Team joined our council because they recognised the once in a career opportunity to do something truly different, lead change and be part of building a modern council that we can be proud of. As part of the team, the Executive Directors will play a vital role in delivering a bold and prosperous future for North Northamptonshire and making a real difference to the lives of our residents.

North Northamptonshire Council is a large unitary authority which serves a population of over 360,000 residents and the area that we cover is growing at an exponential rate. That means demands for our services is also increasing at pace.

This doesn’t faze us! We have very high aspirations and plans for North Northamptonshire, and since the council’s creation in April 2021, have been fully committed to delivering our corporate plan. We want North Northamptonshire to be a place where every resident can live an active and fulfilled life from childhood onwards. We have already developed a strong focus on financial and performance management and our transformation programme has delivered both improvements to services and reductions in cost.

Of course, we know that there is much more we need to do. As well as continuing to deliver our corporate agenda, we need to develop our role as community leader and place shaper. We understand that by working alongside others as equal partners to deliver a shared future vision, the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts. North Northamptonshire’s emerging bold vision for 2050, known as BIG50, has got us off to a great start. We want to continue this work and harness the amazing energy of our local communities to achieve great things in the future, both near and far.

We know that to achieve our future ambitions and respond to the challenges we face; we are going to have to be bolder and do things differently. We need to focus on radically reimagining services which are fit for the future and will ensure financial sustainability. The challenges and opportunities for these roles are significant, however, both North Northamptonshire, the area and council, are in good shape. The building blocks are in place, and a bold, broader vision for the area is emerging.

This a chance to join an incredibly collaborative senior team and be involved in cutting edge thinking across our varied and complex portfolios.

As an experienced senior leader, you can make change happen. You’ll identify opportunities and work in a solution-focused way across all partners, as well as providing innovative leadership to your teams.

It couldn’t be a better time to join us!

If you feel you have what it takes to be our Executive Director of Finance or our Executive Director of Strategy and Change, then we would very much like to hear from you and welcome your application.


Jason Smithers
Leader – North Northamptonshire Council

Adele Wylie

Adele Wylie
Chief Executive – North Northamptonshire Council