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Welcome to Newham. It’s a borough like no other and this is an exciting opportunity to become the Council’s Chief Executive, working with me and my cabinet and a raft of amazing officers to lead our organisation over the coming years and deliver our Building a Fairer Newham plan.

This is a career defining role for an inspirational leader who has a ‘get stuff done’ mind-set, is passionate about people and committed to exemplary service delivery for the public good.

Leading an organisation made up of 4,500 courageous and willing individuals, we have an appetite for innovation and learning, continuously striving to deliver better and brilliant each and every time. We are committed in driving our pioneering people-powered Council agenda where people and communities are at the forefront of what we do and where we celebrate our diversity as a statement of how great Newham is.

We are a Council that is fast paced and dynamic in response to the hard times our people and borough face because of the Cost of Living emergency that impacts us disproportionality. As London’s youngest and most diverse borough, we are also its fastest growing borough driving an innovative and ambitious anti-poverty and inclusive economy agenda that is anchored in Community Wealth Building as well as an organisation that is bravely taking real action in the face of the Climate Emergency.

On this page, you will find out more about the role and opportunity. There’s also a short video you can watch as well about the ambitious agenda we are driving here in Newham!

If you have any further questions, feel free to drop an email to my colleague Julie Harris, our Director of HR, at julie.aharris@onesource.co.uk

I hope you are as excited about the role as I am, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Good luck.

Rokhsana Fiaz OBE

Mayor of Newham