Assistant Director – Strategic Partnerships, External Affairs and Corporate Leadership job with Birmingham City Council

How would you raise awareness, strengthen partnerships and improve the impact of the largest local authority in the country?

There’s so much going on in our vibrant city right now and we’re not just talking about the Commonwealth Games. We are a city on the move, and that requires great leadership and high performing teams to make the most of our opportunities. The key to our success is working with our local and national partners and building partnerships that bring about change.

This role is as much about showing leadership and seizing every opportunity to influence our position, direction and results, not only for council leaders and citizens, but also for our colleagues. We won’t limit your passion for doing things differently and there is an appetite on the board for innovation and collaboration. This is a role that will leverage your strengths to build relationships and influence at the highest level, whether that means working closely with our CEO, colleagues and politicians, key stakeholders, partners and potential investors.

This is an evolving division and our Director of Strategy, Equality and Partnerships is creating opportunities for people like you to have real influence and impact. Your portfolio will include core core functions of Strategic Partnerships, External Affairs and Corporate Leadership (including support to our Cabinet Office and the Office of the Chief Executive).

We want to recruit the best person for this position. It likely means persuading you to join us from another high-performing role at the center of a large, high-impact organization. Chances are you are committed to creating opportunities for change based on insights, evidence, and a solid understanding of the context and environment that impacts your organization.

We anticipate that you have experience in organizational management, leadership and investment generation and public profile. And we know you’re likely an accomplished senior speaker who builds lasting, trusted partnerships.

It’s time to tell us about your strengths and the experience that led you to apply for this role, as well as highlight how this role contributes to your career aspirations and goals.

We welcome applications from people with family responsibilities and flexible work options will be considered.

To start your chat with Birmingham, click Apply nowor contact Mark Bearn or Garfield Cameron of HAYS today.

Mark Bearn T 07872 672290 E [email protected]
Garfield Cameron T 07772 715016 E [email protected]

Proof of entitlement to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before a job offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a certificate of sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if job is eligible).

Shirlene J. Manley