Council chooses chief executive to fill role for six months

PUBLISHED: 10:30 04 June 2018

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson


The former chief executive of a London council has been chosen to temporarily fill a vacancy in North Somerset.

Mike Jackson has been North Somerset Council’s chief executive for nearly five years, but is leaving at the end of this month.

The council’s employment committee decided to fill the role with an interim appointment for six months.

Members chose Helen Bailey, who has been chief executive at Islington Council in London.

She will work alongside Mr Jackson for a handover period.

The council says the cost of securing an interim chief executive will be made from its existing budgets and salary savings, as the director of development and environment post is also vacant.

Ms Bailey will oversee a senior management review, which is expected to reduce staff costs.

Mr Jackson received a £186,000 financial package every year.

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