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Chief Executives and Senior Officials

Chief executives and senior officials head large enterprises and organisations. They plan, direct and co-ordinate, with directors and managers, the resources necessary for the various functions and specialist activities of these enterprises and organisations. The chief executives of hospitals will be classified in this unit group. Senior officials in national government direct the operations of government departments. Senior officials in local government participate in the implementation of local government policies and ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions concerning the running of a local authority are observed. Senior officials of special interest organisations ensure that legal, statutory and other regulations concerning the running of trade associations, employers’ associations, learned societies, trades unions, charitable organisations and similar bodies are observed. Chief executives and senior officials also act as representatives of the organisations concerned for the purposes of high-level consultation and negotiation.

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About this Career


Average salary

New workers start around £31,585.10. Normal pay is £69,944 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £160,963.61.


Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes.
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector.
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy.
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff.
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information.
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems.
  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation.

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