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Search begins for senior York council officer replacement
9:36am Saturday 14th April 2012 in News
THE search for a replacement for one of York’s most senior council officers is set to begin – and they will be paid between £88,000 and £102,700 a year.
Bill Woolley, City of York Council’s deputy chief executive and director of city and environmental services, will retire in June after 16 years with the authority, during which he has worked on many major projects including the transformation of West Offices, on Station Rise, into a new council headquarters, the Hungate development, Foss Islands Shopping Centre and the Millennium Bridge.
The council is next week set to approve setting up an appointments sub-committee to find a replacement for Mr Woolley, whose role was renamed from director of city strategy this month, with the pay grade being between £88,080 and £102,766. The latter figure is Mr Woolley’s current salary.
The recruitment process will run alongside the search for a joint director of public health and wellbeing, which will be NHS-led. The holder of this post will be seconded to the council until it is formally transferred to the authority next April, and Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing, cabinet member for health, housing and adult social services, and the council’s chief executive Kersten England will sit on the recruitment panel.