“Council’s Chief Executive to leave at the end of June”
“Scarborough Borough Council’s (SBC’s) Chief Executive has announced his intention to retire from his role. Jim Dillon will leave the local authority at the end of June this year . His duties and responsibilities will remain the same until his departure and will include his usual Returning Officer role at this this year’s elections.
“Mr Dillon said ‘I joined SBC as Chief Executive in 2006 and so, with almost 13 very rewarding years, served at the authority, I feel that the time is right for me to explore new challenges. It has been an absolute privilege to work with such wonderful people, in the best place on the planet.’
“Leader of SBC, Councillor Derek Bastiman, said: ‘I would like to place on record my appreciation for everything Jim has done, whilst acting as Chief Executive. Jim’s commitment to the authority is second to none and his experience on delivering transformation has improved the performance of the Council and our Borough tremendously.’
“An advert for the role, for which Mr Dillon was paid a salary of approximately £110,000 in 2018, will be placed soon and a dedicated Appointments Committee will be set up to look through applications and conduct interviews. However, due to the upcoming local elections in May, this is likely to take some time and the new man or woman could be chosen by the new 46-strong Council.”
With acknowledgements and thanks to the Editor of the Whitby Gazette, where this article was published on Fri 18 January 2019.
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