Search is on for Eden Council’s new chief executive

Date: Friday 9th February 2018

A SALARY of between £105,000 and £115,000 will be paid to the new chief executive of Eden District Council.

The present boss, Robin Hooper, who departs on 31st May, has been paid a total remuneration of £92,890 for 2.5 days’ work a week. He announced his resignation, which came as a surprise to councillors, last month, saying he wanted to move on to a new challenge.

The authority is making plans for his replacement and, at a meeting of the full council on Thursday, officers are seeking approval from councillors to make the post full-time with a corresponding hike in salary.

The council believes a slightly higher salary would be more likely to attract “higher quality” applicants.

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