- Exciting opportunity to lead a business through a transformation
- Unique opportunity for a Chief Executive Officer
About Our Client
Kent HoldCo is the holding company for a range of businesses which were originally established by Kent County Council (KCC) as Local Authority Trading Companies (LATCos). Its purpose is to ensure the delivery of high-quality services at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayers of Kent, to make a positive contribution to the economic development of the County and to achieve sustainable financial returns for the Shareholder, Kent County Council.
There are five principal businesses providing a wide range of services including IT support, national and international supply of educational consumables and professional services, energy purchasing and a legal firm specialising in safeguarding & immigration. In total, Kent HoldCo Group is a major local employer, with over 1,600 staff generating over £150m in direct revenue whilst supporting over £600m of activity.
The businesses are at different stages of growth, with some providing the majority of their services to Kent County Council, but all are well placed to develop in both the public and private sectors and expand their products and services.
Kent HoldCo is seeking to appoint an experienced Chief Executive Officer who will work with the Group Chair, Board and Group companies to develop and implement clear and effective strategies to deliver results to the Shareholder.
We believe this is an incredibly exciting time for an individual to join Kent HoldCo, to lead the business through a wide-ranging, strategic transformation that will maximise the opportunity and performance of the Group whilst delivering first class services.
As Group Chief Executive of Kent HoldCo you will spearhead and lead the development of the Group in order to deliver sustainable profitable growth, excellent customer service and position Kent HoldCo as a leader in its chosen markets. You will lead by example and set the tone for the Group; promoting an entrepreneurial commercial environment in which to operate.
The Successful Applicant
The new incumbent will be an experienced Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director who has worked within Group structures of major companies across a range of sectors and delivered a wide range of products and lines of service. It is important that you are accomplished at working in a complex stakeholder environment and possess a commercial mindset.
A background in commercial operations, transformation and stakeholder management would be ideal. Knowledge of local government (even if indirect), public services and mergers and acquisitions would be useful for this role.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a Board that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by Kent HoldCo.
Kent HoldCo principal subsidiaries include:
Cantium Business Solutions Limited
Commercial Services Group (Kent County Trading Limited and its principle subsidiaries Commercial Services Kent Limited and Commercial Services Trading Limited)
EDSECO Ltd (The Education People)
Invicta Law Limited
Gen2 Property Ltd
What's on Offer
£180,000 - £195,000 per annum plus bonus
Closing date - 4th October 2021