The Leader of Rochdale Council, Councillor Colin Lambert is announcing that Chief Executive Jim Taylor will be leaving to take up the position of City Director at Salford City Council.
Councillor Lambert said: “Jim Taylor has proved himself to be an excellent and highly skilled Chief Executive. During his time at Rochdale Borough Council he remained fully committed to delivering the vision, expertise and innovation needed to drive Rochdale borough forward.
“As an Authority we will be extremely sorry to see him go but we wish him the very best in his new role at Salford City Council.
“There will be no immediate change, transition arrangements are being discussed and timescales will be announced subject to agreement.”
Mr Taylor, who joined Rochdale Borough Council in 2012, said: “I have put my heart and soul into Rochdale borough and I am grateful to have been given the chance to work in an unbelievable place, where people are so friendly and resilient.
“I will miss Rochdale borough, no doubt about it, but it is rare that a local government job in a city becomes available and I felt I had to take this opportunity.
Salford is a vibrant city at the heart of Greater Manchester and is experiencing huge growth with the success of MediaCity, Port Salford and its close links with Manchester.”