Published: 31st Oct 2019

Website BhamCityCouncil Birmingham City Council

A forward thinker for a forward city

We’re at a unique point in our history and we need an inspirational Chief Executive to help us realise our vision for Birmingham.

We’re Europe’s youngest major city, and the most diverse city in the UK outside London – our ambition is to grow our status as the largest council in the country.

So becoming our Chief Executive means leading a dynamic, vibrant and exciting city.

It means delivering homes, jobs and opportunities for every community and every neighbourhood, and includes working collaboratively with partners from grassroots up to government, to ensure that no Birmingham citizen is left behind. And of course this includes responding to the climate emergency as we build a greener and healthier Birmingham.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be the city’s chance to shine on a global stage and you will ensure that the games deliver a lasting legacy for housing, transport, sport, tourism, jobs and education.

We’re also launching our ‘Big City Plan’ investment scheme, a 20-year masterplan designed to revolutionise the city centre, covering 1.5 million square metres of new floorspace, 50,000 new jobs and a potential £2.1 billion for our region’s economy annually.

Then there’s the arrival of HS2 – a project to rebalance the UK economy and infrastructure, that is already creating jobs and opportunities in Birmingham.

This is our time and we want nothing less than to become the best city in the UK and a council fit for the future. If you’re a proven leader, negotiator, entrepreneur and ambassador, then join us and take the career opportunity of a lifetime to transform our services and the city.

Closing date: 29 November 2019

To find out more, please call Jon Houlihan on 0121 644 5710 or Dawn Faulkner on 0121 644 5703, or go to

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