Latest round of recruitment starts for senior roles

The second phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (October 28).

Two roles, Director of HR and Assistant Director – Organisation Development, are being filled as part of the ongoing response to last year’s Kerslake report, which highlighted a number of areas of workforce improvement for the council to make.

The HR Director will have a wide portfolio of responsibilities, performing the lead role on the workforce change agenda recommended by Kerslake for the council’s 14,000 employees.

This role will be supported by the Assistant Director – Organisation Development, who will be responsible for ensuring the council is able to develop its corporate capabilities to successfully deliver the Future Council strategy.

The Assistant Director will be the senior professional lead for a range of issues including performance management, organisational design, succession management and change projects and programmes across the council.

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “It is crucial that we improve the council’s ability to modernise the way in which it operates – an issue that was brought into sharp focus by Lord Kerslake’s report.

“These appointments will help us to do that as part of the wider Future Council programme, which is putting in place the building blocks to ensure we are prepared to face the challenges the council will meet in the years ahead.

“They will complement our recent appointments to the posts of Strategic Director for Change and Corporate Services and Assistant Chief Executive – and show every effort is being made to transform the council into an organisation that provides citizens with the best services possible.”

It is anticipated that the successful applicants will take up their posts in early 2016.

Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, added: “As a council, our workforce is our strongest asset – so it is vital we ensure the expertise and leadership is in place to develop employees and the way in which we operate as an organisation.

“By filling these posts we will ensure this is the case. The challenge to shape the Future Council in the coming years is huge, and the successful recruits will play key roles in modernising how we do business.”

As with the recent appointments, the recruitment searches will be agency-led to provide the expertise needed to present the council with the strongest candidates – with a single recruitment campaign strategy being used to ensure the best cost with the greatest likelihood of success.


Notes to editors

The salary ranges for the latest advertised posts are as follows:

Director of HR – £97,200-£108,000
Assistant Director – Organisation Development – £72,900-£81,000

For more media information contact the Birmingham City Council press office on 0121 303 3287

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