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John McBride - Chief Executive

My job is all about helping the Council to raise the quality of life in Poole.  We do this through our own work and by working with our partners and the local communities.

Vision, mission and priorities

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The Borough of Poole’s Chief Executive’s salary is paid up to a maximum of £124,951

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Expenses claimed for 2011/12 were £299.83

Expenses claimed for 2012/13 were £84.70

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The Local government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a tax approved, defined benefit occupational pension scheme.  The benefits under the scheme are set out in law and are based on the length of membership and final salary.

Both employees and employers contribute to the LGPS.  Currently the Borough of Poole contributes 17.4% of pensionable pay and employees earning over £75,000 contribute 7.5% of pensionable pay.

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Working with the:

  • Poole Partnership which brings together public and voluntary sector organisations to serve the people of Poole.

  • Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a partnership led by the private sector to make Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole an easier place to do business and create jobs for local people.

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  • Helping Councillors find new ways of achieving their ambitions for Poole with much less funding than in previous years.

  • Head of Paid Service.

  • Supporting all Councillors in their many roles.

  • Leading our staff to deliver their vital part in improving the quality of life in Poole.

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Poole Favourites

  • Visiting a school – it always renews my hopes for the future

  • Evening Hill – no matter how many times I see it, it’s fabulous

  • Lighthouse and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Contact us

Strategy Directorate
Civic Centre, Poole
BH15 2RU

01202 633001