Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the position of Head of Transformation.

I am proud to be the newly appointed Chief Executive of Ipswich Borough Council.

Ipswich is a town with a rich heritage and an exciting future. As a regional centre, we play a vital role in Suffolk’s economic success. We are a hub for business, a destination for visitors and a place where everyone who lives here can thrive.

We are a town whose huge potential is already being realised. We boast the fifth fastest growing economy in the UK and are in the top 10 cities and towns when it comes to opportunities for start-up companies.

Under my leadership, we are devoting all of the council’s attention and resources to make Ipswich a place where people feel proud to belong. Over the coming years, I am determined that Ipswich will maximise every opportunity to bring prosperity to our town and success to our communities.

We have a strong track record of achievement.

We provide a comprehensive range of inhouse services and wholly-owned income generating companies, and are delivering a large scale council house building programme.

We are leading a unique £25m Town Deal bid and rebuilding major facilities to deliver our carbon neutral goals. The breadth and scale of the Council’s ambition makes Ipswich one of the most interesting and rewarding district councils to work for.

We are looking for a Head of Transformation who can work in partnership with me and my senior leadership team to drive the council’s transformational change agenda.

You’ll bring a track record of making change happen in a way that inspires and engages everyone, and delivers real outcomes for people.

If you are confident, capable and ambitious, and want to want to make a positive contribution to Ipswich then we’d love to talk to you.

Yours sincerely

Helen Pluck
Chief Executive
Ipswich Borough Council