Chief Executive Officer

Birmingham City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £181,024 to £221,754

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 January 2020

  • Client

    Birmingham City Council

Ref: GSe57895

A forward thinker for a forward city

We’re at a unique point in our history and we need an inspirational Chief Executive to help us realise our vision for Birmingham.

We’re Europe's youngest major city, and the most diverse city in the UK outside London - our ambition is to grow our status as the largest council in the country.

So becoming our Chief Executive means leading a dynamic, vibrant and exciting city.

It means delivering homes, jobs and opportunities for every community and every neighbourhood, and includes working collaboratively with partners from grassroots up to Government, to ensure that no Birmingham citizen is left behind. And of course this includes responding to the climate emergency as we build a greener and healthier Birmingham.

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be Birmingham's chance to shine on a global stage and you will ensure that the games deliver a lasting legacy for housing, transport, sport, tourism, jobs and education.

We’re also launching our ‘Big City Plan’ investment scheme, a 20-year masterplan designed to revolutionise the city centre, covering 1.5 million square metres of new floorspace, 50,000 new jobs and a potential £2.1 billion for our region’s economy annually.

Then there’s the arrival of HS2 - a project to rebalance the UK economy and infrastructure, that is already creating jobs and opportunities in Birmingham.

This is our time and we want nothing less than to become the best city in the UK and a Council fit for the future. If you’re a proven leader, negotiator, entrepreneur and ambassador, then join us and take the career opportunity of a lifetime to transform our services and the City.

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Closing Date17th January 2020
Preliminary Interviews30th and 31st January 2020
Final Interviews26th and 27th February 2020 (2 day process)
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Jon Houlihan: 0121 644 5710

Dawn Faulkner: 0121 644 5703

Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078