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New chief executive will start on more than £100,000

FERMANAGH and Omagh District Council (FODC) will be offering a starting salary of more than £100,000 to its new chief executive.

The local authority is searching for a new top official after the retirement of Brendan Hegarty at the end of October.

Strathroy native Mr Hegarty (pictured right) started work as chief executive designate of FODC in January 2014, more than a year before the new ‘super’ council officially came into operation in April 2015.

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Prior to the amalgamation, he had been chief executive of Fermanagh District Council since 2010.

With Mr Hegarty having stepped down from the top role, FODC is now advertising for his successor and is offering a starting salary of £102,842 per year.

In its advertisement, the council states that it is seeking an “innovative and effective” leader who will take the lead on the delivery of FODC’s new corporate plan 2020-24, which is aimed at improving the quality of life in the district.

In a further change to its senior management team, the local council is also seeking to employ a new director who will be based in the Townhall, Enniskillen.

Tasked with supporting the new chief executive in the strategic management and delivery of the council’s long-term outcomes and objectives, this role will attract a starting salary of £81,970.

The closing date for applications for both positions is noon on Monday, December 2.

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