Welcome Letter

Dear Candidate

I am delighted that you are considering applying for the role of Deputy Chief Executive.

It is a fantastic opportunity to help us on the next part of our exciting journey. Whilst Test Valley has some of the most beautiful countryside in England we are not a sleepy backwater. We have huge ambitions to deliver regeneration schemes in our two main towns of Romsey and Andover and we have a national reputation for our place based approach to democratic renewal.

The post provides a great chance to develop your career even further on your next steps to becoming a chief executive. Whilst you will manage a group of heads of service we are not interested in a particular professional background. We are however interested in your leadership journey and how you can help inspire our superb staff to do even greater things. Modern leadership behaviours will be key. If you are an effective collaborator that can bring together our people, our partners and our communities to deliver tangible and innovative outcomes, then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

We are working hard to be a modern progressive organisation that allows its people to flourish. We are investing in our senior managers to help them become the leaders of tomorrow. We are incredibly passionate about our borough and our amazing residents who call Test Valley home. Please give me a call to hear more about how you could help make a real difference to our journey.

Best wishes

Andy Ferrier