Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC) is on the search for a new chief executive and director.

The new chief executive will replace Brendan Hegarty (pictured right) who had been in the position since the Council’s establishment in 2014 and retired at the end of October.

Mr. Hegarty had been off on sick leave for a number of months prior to his retirement.

Alison McCullagh, Director of Regeneration and Planning (pictured below) has been Deputy Chief Executive from October 1, 2019.

On a salary of £102,842 per annum the new chief executive will lead on the delivery of the Council’s new corporate plan 2020-2024 aimed at improving the quality of life in our district.

The advertisement for the position says the Council is looking for an “innovative and effective leader who can successfully lead the Council, delivering change and transformation, achieving results and continuous performance improvement”.

The director position will be based in the Townhall in Enniskillen with a starting salary of £81,790 per annum.

The postholder will support the chief executive in the strategic management and delivery of the Council’s long term outcomes and objectives.

“The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully leading and managing at senior level with the ability to manage change and lead on transformation to achieve continuous performance improvement,” the advert states.

It adds that the Council is currently undergoing an organisational structure review which is likely to lead to changes to remit and responsibilities for this post.

According to the advertisement the closing date for both positions is 12pm on Monday, December 2, 2019.