Northamptonshire County Council will launch a recruitment process to appoint a chief executive on a fixed term basis.
The new chief executive will lead the county council until new unitary authorities are established through local government reform in Northamptonshire.
Andrew Quincey was appointed interim chief executive in March while the authority awaited the Secretary of State’s direction following the Best Value Inspection earlier this year.
County council leader Cllr Matthew Golby said: “After discussions with the commissioners we will shortly be launching a recruitment process to fill the chief executive post with a fixed term appointment. We aim to conclude the recruitment process as quickly as possible.”