New interim chief executive to earn £100k

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 June 2018

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A temporary appointment has been made to fill North Somerset Council’s chief executive vacancy.

Helen Bailey, who has been chief executive at Islington Council in London, will fill the shoes of exiting executive Mike Jackson.

Mr Jackson will leave the council at the end of this month, after nearly five years of service, to work for Bristol City Council.

Ms Bailey will work alongside Mr Jackson for a handover period before taking on the role for six months.

A North Somerset spokesman said: “The cost of engaging Helen Bailey as interim chief executive will be about £100,000.”

She will officially start on July 2 and her wage will be paid from the council’s existing budget and salary savings, as the Director of Development and Environment is also vacant.

Ms Bailey will oversee a senior management review, which may reduce staff costs.

Mr Jackson previously received a £186,000 package from the council each year.

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