I’m so pleased that you are considering making an application for this vital and stimulating role in Newcastle-under-Lyme’s senior management team.
Since my appointment as Chief Executive in February 2019, we’ve undertaken extensive transformation, creating a culture and structure that’s fit for our stated purpose – maximising the Council’s resources to unleash the economic potential of the Borough.
While we are centred around the two market towns of Newcastle and Kidsgrove, they’re market towns with some very important differences. For example, Keele University, which has grown significantly over the past two decades, overlooks Newcastle town centre. There are strong partnerships in place between the council and the university, and it’s a critical part of our plans for the future. Find out more here.
We’re also home to one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, which is another major influence on critical decisions around transport and infrastructure. Our connectivity by road and rail, which already allows us to punch above our weight, is set to improve even more over the coming decade; and it’s one of the elements which underpins our innovative Growth Deal, forged in partnership with Staffordshire County Council.
Growth is the golden thread running through everything we do. We’re growing opportunities for business and high-value employment, growing flourishing town centres, supporting our expanding university, steadily developing the housing offer, and most importantly fostering a culture of growth and ambition.
We’re well on the way to creating a unique Borough: a great place to call home in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, as well as a world-class place to study and work. I really look forward to hearing how you can bring your talent and experience to bear on this hugely rewarding work.