Birmingham City Council

Assistant Director of Council Programmes, Performance and Improvement

Council Offices
£103,975 per annum
11 Jan 2022
06 Feb 2022
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Birmingham is on a bold transformation - on the cusp of a golden decade of opportunity we have grand ambitions for the city, our citizens and the council. There is no bigger, or more exciting place to work right now. As Assistant Director (Council Programmes, Performance & Improvement) you will help drive forward the changes we need to ensure our bold ambitions are met. You will be joining us at a critical, but also exciting time of re-charge and renewal as we build back from the pandemic. The eyes of the world will be on the city as we host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In this new role, you will be the lead strategic advisor and champion for our transformation, performance and improvement, creating a new service with the capacity, expertise and drive to deliver our modernisation. We want you to use your talents and experience to guide us as we transform the services we deliver for our citizens. You will work closely and collaboratively with the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) to successfully implement council-wide transformation strategies and improve performance across the organisation.

Reporting to the Director of Council Management you will also provide trusted guidance and advice to the Chief Executive. You will be expected to give an honest and holistic view of the Council’s transformation and performance. You will identify delivery and reputational risks and support the mitigation of these, including managing reviews and investigations on behalf of the Chief Executive into areas of poor or declining performance, and the deployment of other support to help tackle service performance issues.

You will be someone with good connections and positioned to develop credible key external relationships with Local Government Association, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, and other relevant agencies to ensure that BCC benefits from sector-led improvement support and enhances its reputation.

You will develop and manage the systems, processes and reporting rhythm to support a performance driven and improvement focussed culture. You’ll provide the corporate standards, grip and co-ordination for major change and transformation programmes, performance information and reporting, and manage council wide approaches and interventions that provide critical friend challenge and improvement support to directorates and services.

Birmingham offers an unrivalled opportunity, of a scale and complexity, unlike any other UK City. The size and breadth of issues we face gives challenges and opportunities like no other, testing to the utmost your professional skills and intellectual ability. Above all, you will have a passion for ensuring the best possible outcomes for Birmingham’s 1.2 million citizens.
We are looking for an innovative and passionate individual, inspired by the opportunity to work in one of the most exciting, dynamic and complex places, anywhere in the UK.

A highly respected leader and professional, you will have a strong understanding of how to manage complex stakeholder relationships and be authoritative and confident to work in a senior role in a high-profile organisation. You will be a strategic, agile thinker and problem solver with the vision and creativity to enable us to operate effectively and ethically for the benefit of all our citizens.

Birmingham is an exceptional city and requires officers who share our ambition and passion and have the drive, skills and experience to help us get there. This is a career defining and visible role and we are keen to attract the best talent from both the public and private sectors. The City Council is absolutely committed to having a workforce that reflects the diverse local community it serves.

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