HALTON Council is on  the lookout for a new director with a maximum starting salary of nearly £134k.

The authority has created the new role of Executive Director (of) Environment and Regeneration to head up its newly-formed Environment and Regeneration directorate. The move is part of a wider shakeup of the council’s internal structure.

A job advertisement posted online, said: “The council is currently embarking on a journey of transformation. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, forward-looking individual to be our new executive director for environment and regeneration.”

It added: “This is a brand new post. You will play a key role in the ongoing journey of renewal and innovation across Halton, enabling our borough to re-imagine itself as a place in the contemporary environment.

“Not only this, but you will shape new partnerships and contribute collaboratively to the wider development of place in the Liverpool City Region, strengthening Halton’s position as a key player within the region.”

The role carries a wage of between £116,425 to £133,925.

The advert said: “In common with other local authorities, particularly in the North of England, there are challenges to be faced. Over the last decade, the council has adapted to significant cuts in central government funding.

"You will accept those challenges and bring a blend of skill, ability, and aptitude to generate a climate of creativity, pragmatism and commercial focus, turning challenges into opportunities and leading decisively.”

The closing date is April 2, with an assessment centre and preliminary interviews to take place on April 12 and 13, and appointments committee interviews on April 24.

The hiring process is being handled by private recruitment company The Hill and more details can be found here

The vacancy means two of the council's five directorates are currently without heads, after the Director of Children and Young People’s Services Milorad Vasic left last Friday, with his permanent replacement not due to be appointed until the autumn.