Tower Hamlets puts up ad for new Town Hall chief executive

THE new chief executive of Tower Hamlets will be paid nearly �200,000 according to a recruitment advertisement on a public sector website. The Town Hall is advertising the position on website PublicTechnology.net and describes the job as an exceptional o

By Victoria Huntley

THE new chief executive of Tower Hamlets is to be paid �200,000, according to a recruitment ad on a public sector website.

The Town Hall notice posted on Public Technology describes the job as an “exceptional opportunity.”

Whoever lands the post replaces Martin Smith, who left Tower Hamlets amid rumours of a falling out with council leader Lutfur Rahman in July.

Mr Smith was paid �175,000—but the new chief exec will take home �15,000 more with a salary of �190,000.

The closing date for applications is September 17, with numbers being whittled down to a list by September 22 and a shortlist being selected by panel interview on October 9.