Senior Leadership Role

We’ve got big plans and high hopes for Bristol. It’s a city of ground-breaking innovation – brimming with talented people and bright ideas. So, as its council, we need to be just as forward-thinking. That’s why we’re looking for driven, visionary and positive senior directors to join us. To empower communities. To unlock Bristol’s true potential.

Vibrant, successful and diverse, Bristol is bursting with history, culture, innovation and bold ideas, it has so much to offer – and this role offers a great opportunity to build our city’s future. Our vision is to play a leading role in driving a city of hope and aspiration where everyone can share in its success.

Bristol is a welcoming city which is known for being a great place to live and for doing things a little bit differently. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude, try new things and are really proud of what we’ve got. We’re creative, hard-working and have one of the country’s strongest economies. However, Bristol also faces some stark inequalities as we recover from COVID and making ours a more inclusive city is a challenging long-term aim which involves many partners and our communities themselves. In this role you’ll share our commitment to develop people and places to improve outcomes, empower communities and create a fairer, more inclusive Bristol.

In this role you’ll have the chance to define Bristol and drive its renewal and growth. Responsible for Regeneration, Economic Development, Capital Projects, Transport, Libraries and Culture & Heritage, you’ll help us fulfil our One City Plan, working with diverse partners. You’ll take charge of all kinds of exciting regeneration projects and a £900 million capital programme, bringing improvements to schools, transport and cultural and creative industries.

You’ll inspire and manage both strategy and services, leading skilled and dedicated teams. You’ll also be a contact for businesses and investors, nurturing productive, positive links. Your efforts will not only lead to a more prosperous city, but a greener one, as you support the Council’s progress towards UN Sustainable Development goals.

We’re looking for an experienced leader with the energy and vision to shape an amazing Bristol. Commercially sharp and resilient, you’ll be as adept at delivering as you are thinking strategically. You’ll also be open to new ideas, adaptable and in tune with our approach to diversity. And while a background in Regeneration would be an advantage, it’s more important that you’re a natural people person. An effective manager and communicator, you’ll win the trust of stakeholders and teams. Bring your skills to Bristol – and help everyone share in its success.

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