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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Message from the Chief Executive

Dear Applicant

Thank you requesting details of a position with Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

Although we only employ just under 300 staff, this Council covers a large geographical area and provides a range of services to a diverse population serving almost half of the county of Warwickshire.

Stratford is proud that it concentrates its efforts and time on what we know matters to our local communities, residents and businesses. This Council is a major destination for tourists with its 'brand' recognised internationally, second only to London in this country. We have undergone major change over the last few years and we are now a successful District Council with a strong reputation for getting things done and improving our services. We are very successful in recycling waste and now have ambitious plans to transform Stratford-upon-Avon into a World Class town. Along with the Council's ambition to achieve excellence, we have set a challenging and demanding agenda for the future. This is all being done while maintaining a Council Tax that is one of the lowest in the country.

I know that if you are successful in your application you will come to a Council that is progressive and innovative, which will also give you an opportunity to develop to your full potential. To help staff achieve their potential are part of a regional Management Development programme with accreditation with the Institute of Leadership and Management. When working at Stratford all staff have the opportunity to use their skills, knowledge and past experience to continue to develop this Council while ensuring that staff work together to support our overall priorities.

Good luck with your application and do take the opportunity to come and visit us prior to submitting your application if it will help you to understand this Council's culture.

Paul Lankester
Chief Executive