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Assistant director of investment, delivery and growth

We are looking for an experienced candidate with a passion for the design and delivery of development plans, who is able to work with colleagues and partners to develop joint approaches to local services. Our new Assistant Director of Investment, Delivery and Growth will be central to securing opportunities for housing and commercial development, promoting regeneration and overseeing an effective land use planning and building control system.

Securing investment and development to deliver growth and prosperity across our city centre, towns and communities will be crucial for this role, whilst embracing the council’s commitment to develop a culture of continuous improvement and restorative practice.


We are looking for someone with a strong background in programme and project delivery, someone who can take plans and turn them into reality. We are looking for a senior manager who will be equally credible with a prospective development partner, a national public body or a community group.

To be successful in this role you will need to lead the city council’s input into major physical regeneration and place making programmes, including the Levelling Up programme, whilst developing a positive working environment, encouraging active involvement of employees in shaping the co-production and delivery of services and the promotion of equal opportunities within our communities.

We are open to all backgrounds and specialisms, but it is essential that you are experienced in leading key developments and investments to deliver a financial and social return on investment.

We are committed to delivering our ambitious programme for transforming and improving the aspirations and opportunities for the residents of Stoke-on-Trent City Council. And that’s where you come in. As the Assistant Director of Investment, Delivery and Growth you will need to ensure that we have the right systems, policies and procedures in place which secure a high standard of probity, regularity and control at all times, including information governance. You will actively contribute to the role of the local authority as a corporate parent, in supporting our looked after children and care leavers to thrive.

The role will be accountable to ensure the council is equipped and supported to address all Government inspection and other external scrutiny in order to secure positive outcomes and high levels of achievement.

Finally, as a senior officer, you will provide confident, visible, strategic and values-led leadership and direction to develop and maintain appropriate relationships with diverse stakeholders including; elected members, council officers, local communities, businesses, Government departments, and other external agencies in order to maximise capacity and pool resources wherever possible. You will act as an ambassador for the council, promoting and enhancing the authority’s image as a Member-led authority ambitious for the city, supporting the formation of strategic alliances and developing effective working relationships on a local, regional and national basis.


Are you up for the challenge?


Directorate:  Housing, Development & Growth

Location: Stoke-on-Trent

Salary: DH4, £105,063- £110,154

Reference: Assistant Director, Investment, Delivery & Growth


Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications: 26 May 2024

Preliminary/Technical Interviews: 31 May - 5 June 2024

Final Stakeholder and Panel Interviews: 19 June 2024



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Luke Judd: Tel: 07435 270 659 or email


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