Welcome to East Suffolk

Dear applicant


Thank you for your interest in joining our team here in East Suffolk and making a positive difference to
our communities.


Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have been working in partnership since 2008 when I
became the shared Chief Executive.  During that time, we have worked hard to develop an outstanding
single workforce and  I am very proud of the way we have adapted to change and transformed the way
we work, providing excellent services to 250,000 residents across both districts. 


This excellent relationship has led to the creation of our first ever joint Business Plan –a key document
which sets out our ambitions for East Suffolk as a whole, focusing on three priority areas: Economic
Growth, Enabling Communities and Financial Self‚ÄźSufficiency. 


The two Councils have now agreed to take this relationship even further, by creating a brand new
‘super district’ council, serving the residents and communities of East Suffolk, from Lowestoft in the
north to Felixstowe in the south.


We believe this is a great place to work and we value our staff, and the contribution they make,
enormously.  However, we know that to continue succeeding it is essential for us to not only recognise
and employ talented people, but also to develop and retain them within the organisation.    Both
Councils have recently moved into brand new, modern, purpose built office accommodation in
Lowestoft and Melton and both will be retained once the new single council is created.  The offices
provide modern, flexible and open plan working facilities which reflect our ambitious and progressive
approach to building outstanding teams to deliver outstanding services. 

 
We believe that East Suffolk is a fantastic place to live and work; we look forward to receiving your
application and I wish you every success.


Kind regards


Stephen Baker


Chief Executive

Stephen Small