Clerk and Chief Executive

Bedford Group of Drainage Boards


Clerk of the Board and Chief Executive to the Bedfordshire and River Ivel, the Buckingham and River Ouzel and the Alconbury and Ellington Internal Drainage Boards.

The Boards are statutory public bodies, acting as Risk Management Authorities (RMAs), operating under the Land Drainage Act 1991 and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to carry out flood risk and water level management within the Upper Great Ouse Catchment. The Boards work together under a Consortium arrangement, as the Bedford Group of Drainage Boards, with the Bedfordshire and River Ivel being the Lead Board and employing body.

Due to the impending retirement of the present post holder, the Boards are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced person to fill the position of Clerk and Chief Executive. The successful applicant will have a track record of management and leadership at a senior level, preferably in the public sector, ideally with a flood risk management background.

The post is based at the Boards’ offices in Stewartby, Bedfordshire.

The details, including a job description and application form can be downloaded below.

All applications should be received by noon on Monday 19th August 2019, addressed to the Chairman of the Group, marked “Staff in Confidence”.

Mr Doug McMurdo
Chair of the Bedford Group of Drainage Boards
Vale House
Broadmead Road
MK43 9ND

Clerk & CEO Job Description
Clerk & CEO Job Description
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Application Form for Clerk/CEO post
Application Form for Clerk/CEO post
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