We're Growing Back Better


Thank you for taking the time to visit this website and find out more about this exciting career opportunity at Braintree District Council.

In March 2020 we had a clear vision and journey to meet the challenges and opportunities for the District. This included responding to the change in local government financing, sustainably growing our district, and ensuring that it continued to be an excellent place to live, work and play, with resilient and engaged communities. Then the pandemic hit. The landscape for our communities and our staff changed completely, as did all our plans to deliver the support our residents and businesses need.

As we emerge from this most testing 18 months, it’s clear that the fundamentals of our plans for success have endured that test and are adapting to the emerging needs of our businesses, communities and residents. Our growth and investment plan is robust, there is an even stronger community spirit, and more innovative and effective partnership working across the District to get the best value outcomes for all.

The Council is playing a key role in shaping our place for the better, working with businesses, communities and partners to deliver the right outcomes for the District. It’s about creating the capacity and infrastructure for sustainable economic growth, building high quality affordable housing, and protecting the natural assets that make the District such a desirable place to live. The continuing global challenge of the climate emergency is also a key priority for us and a new Climate Change strategy and action plan are going to Full Council in September for adoption.

We want to attract an inspirational Leader who is not only an expert in their own professional area, but who can also collaborate and influence. In return, you’ll find a fantastic organisation with a vibrant, collaborative culture. We’re committed to supporting and developing talent, and our track record speaks for itself. You can expect to be working with a diverse range of partner organisations, highly talented and ambitious colleagues and active, engaged communities.

For the right candidate, the sky’s the limit. We look forward to meeting you.

Andy Wright 
Chief Executive


Graham Butland 
Council Leader


The Council has engaged Solace in Business to support this appointment. Candidates are encouraged to contact them on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.