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Assistant Director Planning

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £77,046 - £95,230
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Assistant, Director, Planner
Planning, Transport
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Assistant Director Planning

Grade Level: B01

Salary: £77,046 - £95,230

Be bold, Be Birmingham

In Birmingham, we have a vision to become a ‘Council of the Future’. We’re on an exciting journey of growth and change, and we want every child, citizen and place to take part. Our agenda will see huge innovation across jobs, skills, health, wellbeing, sustainability, transportation and connectivity. And planning is a vital part of our growth plans. We’re looking for an inspirational Assistant Director of Planning who can lead the Planning service, working on some of the largest development and regeneration projects in the country. Join us, share in our ambition, and take your career to new levels.

This is a wide-ranging role with big opportunities to shape our planning service, build on recent service improvements and vastly improve our residents’ lives. Reporting to our Director of Planning, Transport & Sustainability, you’ll take our strategic vision and make it a reality, creating practical plans and seeing them through to completion. With overall responsibility for a range of specialist planning functions including Planning Management you will provide strong leadership to support accelerated development and investment activity across the city, with a collaborative and partnership driven approach to the delivery of related projects and programmes.

As a key leader for our council you’ll also provide strong leadership and management across the organisation, building an environment where people can flourish. You’ll empower managers and staff to reach ever-higher standards and take part in a culture of accountability and shared responsibility.

We’re looking for proven leaders with considerable experience in a similar environment. You’ll have led successful programmes of transformational change and be able to put a deep knowledge of planning into practice. You’ll be able to manage large budgets, build and motivate effective teams, form productive partnerships and work with every kind of person to get results.

You should also have a degree in a relevant subject, along with a RTPI qualification or equivalent.

This is a truly unique role with scope to bring lasting change to a dynamic and exciting city. If you want real challenges that will maximise your potential, then get in touch.

Closing date is 18/01/2022.

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information

For informal enquires please contact Ian MacLeod on 07823 535035 or email

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

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016



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