Dear potential Chief Executive,

I am delighted that you’ve decided to take the first step towards applying for what I firmly believe to be the best job in Local Government anywhere in the UK.

Peterborough is an inspiring place to live and work, and we are looking for an equally inspiring person to work with elected Members and a dedicated officer team to take the City and the Council forward and deliver on its ambitions.

We’re in the top five fastest growing Cities in the UK for good reasons. We are well connected, by road, rail and superfast broadband, with good employment prospects, a young and multicultural population, affordable housing and great community spirit.

Our Council is well run and has a good understanding of the challenges it faces – not just financially, but also in delivering great outcomes for its population, as we recover from the effects of the pandemic, which has had the greatest impact on our areas of highest deprivation.

We are well placed to play our part in tackling the global issues of climate change and have a target for the council to reach net-zero by 2030 and bring the rest of the city with us.

We thrive on partnership working, with other public sector partners, with our voluntary sector, community groups and our residents. So, if you are interested in developing and maintaining great relationships and have a clear idea of how you would help us deliver Peterborough’s success story, please read on.

I look forward to meeting you

Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald

Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, Leader, Peterborough City Council.