Birmingham City Council

Head of Transport Development & Information

03 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern


Salary GR7 -  £58,707 - £76197

It’s been said that we are a city on the move; are you ready to bring your strengths in leadership to our team?

Birmingham is the place to be right now – it’s a vibrant city with a bold agenda for change.  The Council Plan is critical to how we’re transforming our services to make everyday life better for our citizens and local communities.  And our Place, Prosperity and Sustainability directorate is critical to that transformation.  Outstanding leadership and vision are at the forefront of how we want to do things differently in Transport and Connectivity.  That’s where you come in.  Are you up for a new challenge?

This is a new role bringing three existing teams together in one coherent Transport Development and Information service that you shape and do things a little differently.  There’s a team to manage and an agenda to deliver and that’s where your outstanding relationship building strengths and influencing skills will be utilized.  There’ll be priorities to negotiate, individuals and networks to bring on board, as well as councillors to update and government departments to consult.  And as you’d expect there’ll be technical challenges that will draw on your strengths and expertise in information services and transport controls.

Our Transport and Development plans, our Property, Levelling Up and IT strategies, not to mention our need for savings will all have an influence on your role.  And you on them, so it’s highly likely that you’ll be working in a similar environment already.  Perhaps it’s time to move to the largest local authority in Europe from one of our partners or maybe it’s time for you to take on a more significant leadership role?

It’s time to demonstrate your leadership capabilities and in-depth understanding of transportation, highways, planning, property, land management and surveying, as well as data management and information.  Although if that’s a stretch too far, then focus on your areas of strength.

Whatever your motivations, we’ll value your contribution and acknowledge your insight and experience.  This is a role which is as much about managing the here and now with your team, as it is about leading our future.  Are you ready to agree your objectives and join this city on the move?  Then, isn’t it time to apply?

Thrive in an environment that promotes diversity and inclusivity, healthy lifestyle choices, wellbeing and balance. We’ll empower you to be the best you can be, with coaching, mentoring and training programmes that meet your professional and personal development needs at every stage of your career with us.

We also offer:

  • Family friendly policies.
  • A range of benefits, including membership of the West Midlands Pension Fund, discounted gym membership and a confidential employee assistance programme.
  • 29 days’ annual leave increasing with length of service, plus the option to purchase additional days.

Please see our microsite for further information and how to apply -

You must upload a CV and Supporting Statement via the miscellaneous attachment on to your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered.

Closing date 31 August - 12 Noon - Applications will be shortlisted weekly

For informal enquires please contact  Philip Edwards via email at

Ref: BCC372

 Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible). 

Job Description and Person Specification

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