The Role

Sandwell – Bostin People, Bostin Place!

Assistant Chief Executive 

Salary: Up to £99,000

Sitting in the heart of the West Midlands, Sandwell is made up of six historic towns and a number of urban villages. Hard working and proud of their Black Country heritage, the people who call the borough their home have faced many challenges with strength and resilience and are looking to the future with ambition and determination.

Our people and our communities in Sandwell are at the heart of everything we do. The new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, the extension to the Midlands Metro Line, the thousands of planned new homes are just some of the projects that will provide the platform to tell a new story about Sandwell, and establish the borough as a place of opportunity and aspiration for our residents.

In this new role reporting to and working closely with our new Chief Executive, Shokat Lal, you will bring a clear focus on improving outcomes for our community and lead the team driving change and improvement set out by our commissioners and Members.

Designed to add strategic capacity and bring together key functions of the Council that drive improvement and change our new Assistant Chief Executive will lead and contribute to key political priorities including customer journey, thriving neighbourhoods and partnerships, tackling poverty, responding to decarbonisation, and developing an inclusive Sandwell economy.

Leading on a number of cross cutting priorities you will drive improvement in our customer services, embed the changes to ways of working made through the council’s improvement plan, and take forward a new performance management framework. You will help steer the organisational development strategy to set the council up to deliver on our ambitions, and design a new neighbourhood working model.

The role is responsible for the following services: Corporate Improvement and Performance management; Policy, Strategy and Research; Communication and Marketing; Customer Services; Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion; HR and Organisational Development; Investigations & Voluntary and Community Sector.

Sandwell is committed to ensuring that services we provide embrace diversity, promote equality of opportunity and access. As an employer we are committed to equality and valuing diversity within our workforce.  Our goal is to ensure that this commitment is embedded in our day to day working practices with all our customers, colleagues and partners.

Closing Date: Sunday 14th May 2023

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