Lewisham Council - The Chief Executive

The chief executive

The chief executive leads our team of senior officers.

About the chief executive role

The chief executive works closely with the directly elected mayor and elected councillors to provide:

  • positive results – setting the Council’s management arrangements and practices to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services through well organised and motivated staff 
  • strategic direction – ensuring that the Mayor and Council’s priorities and goals can be implemented through focused strategies, projects and programmes
  • policy advice – acting as the principal policy adviser to the directed elected Mayor and elected councillors and securing best professional advice on all relevant matters in respect of the Council’s functions and services
  • partnerships – leading and developing effective partnerships at management level with other public agencies, private companies and local community organisations to achieve better public services and improved results for local people
  • operational management – ensuring that the Council has the highest standards of achievement in financial and budgetary management; the management of service performance; the management of emergencies and risks generally; the management of suppliers; and the overall management of change and improvement within the Council.

The chief executive is expected to work outside their contracted hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends to deal with any serious and urgent matters and to ensure that the service is maintained. They also cover duties for both Lewisham and London-wide emergency planning requirements. No additional payments are made to them for these additional duties.



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