Deadline looms for would be chief executive applicants

THIS week sees the closing date for applications for the top job at Tower Hamlets council. The new chief executive will take home �190,000 for what is advertised as a 35-hour-week. The previous chief executive Martin Smith left with a �300,000 pay off a

THIS week sees the closing date for applications for the top job at Tower Hamlets council.

The new chief executive will take home �190,000 for what is advertised as a 35-hour-week.

The previous chief executive Martin Smith left with a �300,000 pay off after two years in the top job.

Mr Smith left amidst rumours of a falling out with the council's leader Labour councillor Lutfur Rahman.

Kevan Collins, the head of children's services has been acting as interim boss.

The application deadline is Thursday.