Head of Development Policy

1 Lancaster Circus
£56,154 - £72,883
30 Jul 2019
17 Sep 2019
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Planning and Development, Inclusive Growth Directorate

Birmingham City Council



Birmingham is changing….and fast! The second city is booming with a whole range of ambitious new development and regeneration initiatives. Are you interested in helping to shape our city for future generations?


We are looking to appoint people within the Planning and Development department. You will be working for one of the country’s largest planning authorities within a can-do Directorate that combines a range of service areas; all co-located in modern offices in the city centre.


You will have the opportunity to help deliver the City Council’s growth plans, which comprise the development of 51,000 new homes including a sustainable urban extension of 6,000 homes; major retail, office and leisure space including the £1bn Birmingham Smithfield city centre redevelopment; the award winning Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust which is our housing delivery vehicle that has built over 2,000 new homes since 2009; and £4bn of infrastructure projects including the extension of the Midland Metro tram system and the High Speed 2 railway network.


Opportunities to join our team include:






Permanent Position

£56,154 - £72,883 (36.5 hours per week)

1 Lancaster Circus


The Head of Development Policy will oversee the development of strategic planning, economic, transport, and sustainability policies, strategies and plans to support the sustainable growth and regeneration of the City. The role will involve leading on the Duty to Cooperate, working with the West Midlands Combined Authority, Local Enterprise Partnerships, other regional partners, government agencies and a wide range of stakeholders involved in shaping the development of City and the region. You will need to hold a degree in planning or a related discipline, be a corporate member of the RTPI, and have extensive experience at a senior level with a proven track record of delivery of successful outcomes.


Excellent opportunities for ambitious individuals to develop their experience and progress their career within the largest local authority in England.


If you are passionate about delivering transformation change and securing the highest quality of development we want to hear from you.


For informal enquiries about any of the roles please contact  Ian MacLeod (ian.macleod@birmingham.gov.uk)

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”


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