Job Role


Chief Executive
Mole Valley District Council
Dorking, Surrey
Salary circa £120,000 p.a.

Mid-way between London and the South Coast, and covering large parts of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty, Mole Valley is an attractive, predominantly rural district which includes the market towns of Dorking and Leatherhead.

We are an innovative Council known for effective partnership working and taking the lead on service transformation and new ways of working. This is currently evidenced by, amongst other things, our ambitious asset management strategy and major regeneration project, Transform Leatherhead.

We are looking for an exceptional leader with proven ability, skills and vision to strengthen and enhance Mole Valley’s position, further extend our influence and develop networks where and when it matters.

As our Chief Executive you will maintain and build on open and supportive relationships with elected Members, staff and partners to realise our long term vision for the district.

You will be a visible, strong and transformational leader with a broad range of experience across a range of services and enthused by the opportunity to champion our vision, taking staff and key stakeholders with you to turn aspiration into delivery.

Your success will be measured by your ability to further establish Mole Valley’s strong sense of its identity within a wider regional and national framework, benefiting residents and businesses alike.

You will be inspired and motivated by the challenge; thriving on the opportunity it gives you to make your mark at a time where the spotlight is on ground- breaking local government partnerships.

Relocation assistance is available for this role.

To find out more please speak in confidence to Nick Cole, Head of Local & Devolved Government Executive Search at Veredus on 07736 491804.