Welcome from the Chief Executive, Amanda Foley

Thank you for your interest in these key roles at St Albans City and District Council.

There comes a time in the history of an organisation when an opportunity emerges to take great leaps forward towards a sustainable future.  That time is now.

The pandemic has challenged us all severely. Yet it also provides a steppingstone to rethinking the way we do things; an opportunity to seize this moment for transformational change.

We want to make a step change towards becoming more adaptable as an organisation; better able to respond to financial pressures, shifting expectations and pace of change, and constantly learning and innovating.  Our new operating model has been designed with all these things in mind.

Our digital transformation has already accelerated beyond anything we could have anticipated eighteen months ago, and our drive to create an increasingly modern and efficient council is firmly underway.  Now we are looking for three talented individuals to drive our ambition forward, working with me in a redesigned Senior Leadership Team.

The Council’s focus, beyond the immediate needs created by the pandemic, is on four particular areas.  Combatting the climate emergency, the need to for more social housing, a sustainable business environment, and supporting our communities. Key to these things is the development of our Local Plan. You can read more about the Council’s objectives in our Corporate Plan.

These new leadership posts are also key to delivering our ‘Building our Future’ programme.   Successful applicants will lead on building the foundations for the future of local government in St Albans City and District, providing a great customer experience for our residents, delivering high quality local services and developing high performing teams.

We are looking for curious, courageous, inspired and talented leaders – those who enjoy challenge, can lead with energy, vision and people skills, and who can thrive within a complex and uncertain environment.

If you feel you have the experience, skills and qualities we need and you share our vision, we want to hear from you.

I hope the opportunities excite you in the way they excite us.

Amanda Foley
Chief Executive