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City Housing Programme Manager

Birmingham City Council
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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City Housing Programme Manager 


Grade 6 - £47,573 - £58,981

Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference?

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on one of the most critical periods of Birmingham's future? In a city facing unprecedented financial challenges, Birmingham City Council is seeking dynamic individuals who demonstrate the expertise, determination, and unwavering resilience required to ensure the delivery of vital services to our citizens. 

As an experienced programme manager, you will be responsible for building confidence in the performance and delivery of multiple complex and strategic projects across City Housing Directorate. You will achieve this by ensuring:

  • all necessary actions are taken to execute plans at pace
  • robust project plans, governance and reporting structures are in place
  • project inter-dependencies, risks and issues are managed successfully
  • appropriate risk and issue mitigations are delivered, or escalated without delay
  • closely monitoring project performance and ensuring benefit realisation is achieved 
  • actions logs are tracked and delivered on time 
  • seamless transition between project stages and milestones 
  • change and stakeholder relationships are effectively managed

You will have experience of delivering high-value and complex change programmes in a matrix capacity, a proven track record of developing business cases and delivering strategic projects on time, within scope and on budget. In terms of character traits, you should have a passion to want to improve services, effective leaderships skills, ability to apply robust programme management techniques, be adaptable, self-motivated and enjoy working on a variety of projects at any one time.

If you are challenged by succeeding in complexity and/or ambiguity, then we’d like to hear more about how you can help us to deliver with success and at pace our change programmes.  

Please do not hesitate to apply if you do not have housing knowledge, we will help you to acquire this. 

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of 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. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Closing date 26th November at 23.59. Interviews for this post will take place between the 4th to 14th December 2023.

For any informal enquires please contact: Vivienne Humphreys 

Ref: BCC1733

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

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.

Job Description and Person Specification: A10504 City Housing - Programme Manager Gr6 JDPS.doc

All of our vacancies are advertised internally for the first 5 days for Birmingham City Council employees that are under a S188 (Priority Movers and Lateral Movers) before the consideration of any other Birmingham City Council employees or external candidates. 



Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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