Thank you for your interest in the post of Chief Executive at Orkney Islands Council.
This role is a unique opportunity for an exceptional person who can evidence outstanding leadership qualities and a passion for driving forward a shared ambition to provide the very best possible services for our island community.
Innovation, energy and drive are our watchwords when it comes to service delivery at a time of challenge and change for local government in Scotland. These are the qualities this position requires.
Our Council consistently punches above its weight. Where there is challenge, we look for opportunity. Funding from traditional sources may be shrinking; we are developing ways to generate new income streams from renewable energy that will also play a considerable role in making Orkney carbon neutral in the years ahead.
Importantly we do this in collaboration with our Elected Members, our Senior Management Team, our partners and our community.
This is an exciting time to take on this leadership role at the highest level of the organisation. We have some of the finest facilities in Scotland and our vibrant and forward-thinking community is regularly voted the happiest and the best place to live in the UK. Our quality of life is second to none.
As we state in The Council Plan, this Council will work tirelessly to safeguard our cherished islands and achieve the best possible outcomes for the people of Orkney. If you relish challenge and share our vision, this role is perfect for you.
Councillor James Stockan
Orkney Islands Council