Certain preconceptions about Neath Port Talbot, held by those unfamiliar with the area, are very much detached from reality. In fact, our county borough is one of the most varied and exciting parts of South Wales.
We are delighted that you are interested in joining us as we strive to make Neath Port Talbot a vibrant, healthy, and safe place where people can live, work and enjoy leisure time; a place where everyone has an equal chance to get on in life.
Our rich cultural and industrial heritage together with our beautiful natural environment are not only sources of pride, they influence and inspire our vision. Central to this vision is a strategy for economic growth by pursuing new and existing opportunities in order to sustain our diverse communities and provide firm foundations for future generations.
In common with many local authorities in Wales and the wider UK, we face significant challenges at this time. These include; increasing demand on services with reducing resources, deprivation and poverty, and uncertainties relating to ‘Brexit’. The longer term impact of the coronavirus pandemic is also likely to be deep and enduring.
We need a senior professional leader of the very highest calibre: a new Chief Executive who can build on our achievements, and continue to work in a creative, effective and collaborative partnership with residents, elected members, businesses and other organisations across the region. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of something very special. I look forward to receiving your application.
Cllr Rob Jones
Leader of the Council