New Local


The role

New Local is looking for a Chair who will bring supportive but rigorous leadership to the role. While they will chair and lead constructive discussions at Board meetings, it is expected that the Chair will play a wider role advising the Chief Executive and the senior leadership team. They will also use their contacts and experience to significantly enhance the impact of New Local’s work and the achievement of its strategic goals.


  • Strong network in local government at most senior level
  • A high level of credibility in local government sector
  • Strong and dedicated commitment to community power
  • Commitment to New Local’s five-year strategy
  • Able to work in a highly supportive and collaborative way in line with New Local’s culture
  • Non-party political background or no longer active in party politics or with strong commitment to and reputation for cross-party working
  • Ongoing commitment to diversity


  • Strong network in health sector
  • Good profile in national media
  • Strong contacts in central government/Parliament

For further details about the role please contact our executive search agents at McLean Public:

  • CV
  • Supporting Statement
4th August at 6:00pm Closing date for applications
w/c 14th August 2023 Longlist Meeting
22nd and 23rd August 2023 Initial Interviews
w/c 11th September 2023 Shortlist Meeting
w/c 25th September 2023 Final Panel Interviews

McLean Public is committed to inclusive recruitment practices. If there are any adjustments required to enable a more accessible experience, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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£20,000 p/a


Friday 4th August 2023


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