The Council offers an exceptional salary for the position of General Manager

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Conwy Council Building in Colwyn Bay

Richard Evans, local democracy journalist

Conwy’s new chief executive will earn between £129,195 and £137,103, it has been confirmed.

Current chief executive Iwan Davies announced last week that he was retiring after 11 years at the helm and 29 years serving local authorities.

Mr Davies will remain in the post until his successor is appointed, probably at the end of the year.

Conwy’s senior executive employment committee met behind closed doors last week to discuss the package that will be offered to the successful candidate.

In an employment packet available to candidates, council leader Charlie McCoubrey describes Conwy as a great employer with a fantastic team culture.

Pivotal role

Cllr McCoubrey says, “We are looking for an outgoing individual who can see the big picture and be creative in developing solutions to complex problems.

“The successful candidate will have an excellent record of achievement and be able to lead our modernization in a post-pandemic world and strive for excellence.

“This remains a challenging time for local government, and we are seeking to appoint a politically astute leader and team player, with imagination and drive, who understands the unique needs of Conwy County.

“This role provides an opportunity to have real impact and to lead and complement our experienced team. Working in a culture of new ideas and working methods, you will benefit from strong political support to develop your leadership and your creativity.

He added: “The post holder will play a central role in the complex political arena, influencing, shaping activity and behavior to seek democratic support as well as officers and stakeholders for key initiatives and to produce positive results.”

The job application confirms that the salary is between £129,195 and £137,103.

Pension contributions are thought to be in the region of £27,000.

Candidates have until September 22 at midnight to apply.


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