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Welcome to Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Home to an ambitious regeneration programme, an exciting partnership with Homes England to deliver 3,000 new homes, and schemes such as the transformation of the Goods Yard adjacent to the train station and town centre regeneration projects, Stoke-on-Trent is host to an envious range of development opportunities.

We are investing in an improved bus network and active travel routes, transforming our use of energy to decarbonise the city and ensuring development is sustainable through a solutions-focused planning system, and we will be the home of the new national Office for Place - further testament of our great work and recognition from Government. We are delivering many new homes, bringing brownfield sites back to life, while investing strongly in our own existing housing stock.

Through a doctrine of continuous improvement, we are delivering best value across a range of crucial services that our residents’ value. This is a great opportunity to deliver for the people, businesses and communities of Stoke-on-Trent, creating a city ready for the future. We want you to consider joining Team Stoke!

Introduction to Stoke-on-Trent City Council, from city director Jon Rouse

This is an exciting time for us here at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, where we have the opportunity to strengthen our Housing, Development and Growth team and recruit for three new assistant director roles; Delivery and Growth, Operations and Regulatory Services and Housing Management. All three roles require a blend of experience and skills to help drive the city forward and develop outstanding services.

We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. In the last five years, we have grown economically, with the creation of many new jobs and businesses, and we are ahead of the game in the provision of digital infrastructure. We are determined that all of our residents and communities should share in the benefits of our city’s continuing economic expansion.

These roles offer a fantastic opportunity to develop professionally, leading the future for the city’s housing and commercial development, promoting regeneration and supporting in the delivery of our vision and priorities for our city - with our priorities being shaped by the political ambition of the city council’s leadership, the values and aims of the organisation and our communities.

These critical roles will work across all our directorates, our partners and communities and report into the Director of Housing, Development & Growth (HDG).

The Housing, Development and Growth directorate at Stoke-on-Trent City Council plays an extremely important part in helping to deliver the council’s place-making ambitions. The directorate has the responsibility for facilitating the regeneration of the city as well as the council’s planning and transportation, sustainability, housing, major projects, environmental, community safety, policy, parking and city security, highways and emergency planning services.

Who are we looking for?

We already have an excellent senior leadership team, with senior members and officers working tirelessly on behalf of our residents. We need strong leaders who are not afraid of a serious challenge and who have the drive, innovation, creativity and passion to see it through. We need leaders who can support the transformation and the delivery of improvements of our offer as a city. We need leaders who can motivate our team, giving them clarity of direction and purpose, and the tools to do their job.

As team players you will join our experienced and supportive senior leadership team, where close working with elected members and colleagues is essential. We are looking for a One Team approach in the design and delivery of services that are well governed, efficient and fit for purpose, whilst fulfilling the requirements to support and implement the council’s budget strategy.

We are committed to making Stoke-on-Trent a place that all residents can feel safe, supported and proud of, and we want you to be part of this journey! So, do you want to make a difference and work for an ambitious local authority that puts the residents at the forefront of everything it does? Do you want to help lead and shape our services for our residents? If so, then we want to hear from you.