Some horizons stretch much further

Welcome and many thanks for your interest in the role of Chief Executive at Colchester Borough Council.

Colchester is a fantastic place to live and work. We are very proud of our heritage and are ambitious for our future, and through our Local Plan we are mapping out our approach to supporting sustainable growth as well as the extra housing that is so important to our region.  Colchester is an important and exciting centre both in Essex and the region - a busy and vibrant borough, with a growing population, a diverse arts and cultural offer, good schools and housing. The Council is leading a range of major regeneration programmes including a Town Deal Fund valued at £20m, the Tendring/Colchester Borders Garden Community, Colchester’s Northern Gateway development and others. 

We are not a traditional Borough Council and we pride ourselves on being forward thinking, entrepreneurial and dynamic. We have embraced our community leadership role in a very positive manner. We have a clear strategic vision for the borough and are focused on the delivery of a post-pandemic Transformation Programme based on the themes of Enabling, Innovative and Commercial.

We also have clearly articulated commercial ambitions through Colchester Commercial Holdings Ltd and its three subsidiaries - Colchester Amphora Homes Ltd, our housing development company; Amphora Energy Ltd delivering sustainable, carbon-saving heat for local homes and businesses; and also Amphora Trading Ltd which runs the Council’s commercial services. These organisations present an ideal opportunity to deliver positive and sustainable benefits for the borough and achieve a commercial return for the Council that enables us to invest further in our services.

Cllr Paul Dundas
If this sounds like you, and you are up for the challenge, I very much look forward to receiving your application.
Cllr Paul Dundas
Leader of the Council


As our Chief Executive, you will play the key leadership role within the organisation – ensuring a clarity of purpose and direction supports the momentum of key initiatives. We’re looking for someone who can work closely with politicians to support, inform and challenge decision-making. It’s important that you share our passion for the borough and that you are committed to achieving lasting positive outcomes for the people of Colchester.