Assistant Chief Executive

Birmingham, West Midlands
£97,263 - £119,148
13 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017
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Assistant Chief Executive
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Working Pattern

Birmingham is changing • Be part of the change

Assistant Chief Executive

£97,263 - £119,148

The organisation’s vision to be a ‘Council of the Future’ has been developed closely

with members and our partners across the City, and provides an exciting and

challenging view for the growth of Birmingham, where every child, citizen and place

matters. The vision has been designed to develop our people and communities and

to focus on our priorities of children, housing, jobs and skills and health. This vision

forms the backdrop to the role of Assistant Chief Executive.

The role of an Assistant Chief Executive is often misunderstood. Here in Birmingham,

its focus is clear. You will operate at the heart of the Corporate Leadership Team and

deputise for the Chief Executive, focusing on policy and the city’s vital partnerships.

Your role will cut across all parts of Council life, working with Members and Officers

in driving strategic policy change, translating that strategic vision and priorities into

operational plans, forming strategic alliances, and developing effective working

relationships on a local, regional and national basis, especially on issues to do with

the West Midlands regional agenda.

To be successful you will be comfortable in a role where business as usual means

having to respond to priorities in the Council and the city as they arise and the

postholder will need to be flexible and have the intellectual and analytical capacity to

get to grips with complex issues at speed, having the credibility to represent the Chief

Executive at a senior level and in pressurised situations.

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For a confidential discussion on these roles, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Jon Houlihan (0121 644 5702) or Dawn Faulkner (0121 644 5703).

Closing date: 09.00am on 31 July 2017