Thank you for your interest in joining us here at Cambridgeshire County Council. Our county is rooted in history, academia, commerce and agriculture – from Cambridge’s world class university to our thriving market towns, and from the beauty of Ely Cathedral to the rich farmland of the fens, its vibrant and diverse people are ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial. We’re at the forefront of the new industrial revolution, and AstaZeneca, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple are some of the multi-national organisations who have chosen to make the county their home.
Our vision is to create a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire. That means we equally need inspiring, collaborative, compassionate and inclusive senior leaders to be part of the leadership team to drive forward this vision and to make it a reality. Irrespective of the role that interests you, you’ll need to possess the leadership capabilities and behaviours to succeed, not just within the Council but working with a range of partners, locally, regionally and nationally.
Despite our relative prosperity as a county, that doesn’t mean we don’t face a number of challenges and issues – many residents are untouched by economic success, and in some areas the growth in employment has not been matched by an increase in house building and infrastructure. As a result, a significant number of people struggle with the cost of housing and transport, and in some areas the educational and health outcomes of the population are relatively poor. These already significant challenges have been further compounded by the cost-of-living crisis that we all face and the need to support, protect and do more for the most vulnerable in our county is now critical.
Whilst responding to the challenges of today, we also need to plan and grow well for the future. The climate crisis facing us all globally is already apparent and Cambridgeshire has experienced the impact of both drought and flooding in recent times. Ensuring that we can help communities to become more resilient, whilst progressing our ambitious strategies to achieve carbon net-zero as a place and as an organisation, as well as safeguarding and improving biodiversity at central to our ambitions.
As a Council, both members and officers, we’re determined to improve Cambridgeshire for the benefit of all our residents and reaffirm Cambridgeshire’s unique position in the UK. We’re looking for credible, capable, and talented people who share our values and want to help us harness the enormous potential of our county and everyone who lives here. If this sounds like you, and you want to work for a Council that is determined to face the future with confidence and optimism, then we very much want to hear from you.
Councillor Lucy Nethsingha
Leader of the Council