Sefton Council is on the hunt for a new chief executive after incumbent Margaret Carney announced she would step down in May.
Carney will retire after around 10 years in her role, having previously held positions at Knowsley, Warrington, and Rochdale councils over a 40-year career.
Sefton has started the search for its new chief executive immediately, and is looking to fill the role when Carney leaves her post on 31 May.
Carney said: “It has been an absolute privilege working with such hardworking, committed and passionate staff, councillors and partners over probably the most challenging period ever for local government and public services.
“I have loved working in Sefton despite the cuts. Not only is it where I work, it is also my home and I have seen first-hand how tirelessly and compassionately staff and councillors have worked to support our communities at a time of great uncertainty and worry.”