Director of Legal Services Birmingham City Council
Deborah received an OBE in 2006 for services to local government. She was recently highly regarded in the CEO of the Year category at the 2019 Inclusive Companies Awards. Deborah has over 30 years of experience in the public sector. Prior to her appointment to Birmingham City Council, Deborah was Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority. Previously, he also held leadership positions, including Chief Policy Officer at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, as well as Local Government Advisor to the Ministry of environment, transportation and regions` ministerial team. The council`s management team is responsible for directing the activities of our staff and advising city councillors on the potential impact of strategic decisions. By law, senior council officials are not allowed to participate in partisan political activities and are required to advise and assist all council members, regardless of their political affiliation. The announcement adds that the council – considered the largest local authority in Europe – offers opportunities for lawyers with a “passion for problem solving” of “size and complexity, unlike any other UK city”. The Chief Executive is the senior official who directs and is responsible for the work of the Council`s paid staff. The role of CEO is a full-time appointment. Job holders are selected on the basis of merit and objective criteria after a public call for tenders.
They are appointed by the entire Council. Prior to joining the Council, Justin was the National Head of Adult Health and Welfare at Public Health England. He is a qualified physician who was first trained in general medicine before specializing in public health medicine. In 2018, Justin received the title of Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and he also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists for his work on LGBT health inequalities. Justin lives in Birmingham with her husband, who is a local GP, and enjoys the cultural and culinary offerings of our city The guide, in collaboration with the Cabinet, makes all important decisions within the Council (with the exception of planning and licensing matters) through their Cabinet meetings or individual decision-making processes. Dawn joined the team in 2016. Her experience spans a number of areas and she leads Human Resources, Organizational Development, Health and Safety, Occupational Medicine and Human Resources Services for Schools and Academies, as well as the Board`s Employee Support Program. In June 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of East London for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of his profession through publications and the development of public policy and services. Since completing his PhD, Peter has worked in numerous commercial and public sector organizations, leading and managing services as diverse as real estate, human resources, finance, revenue and benefits, pensions, customer service, legal services, technology and information management. He leads the development and implementation of the Council`s ICT, digital and citizen access strategies and is also responsible for the information, technology, revenue, rent, benefits and customer service teams. Craig comes to Birmingham to support the work of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Council with a strong background in executive leadership and to provide change and transformation strategies to public and private sector organisations in large-scale projects with multi-stakeholder participation. Rob was then appointed General Manager of City Operations in April 2021 and his current responsibilities include: leading the resolution of downtown management issues, leading the preparation for the City`s Commonwealth Games and the responsibility of: Julie took over as Chief Housing Officer in May 2021 with the vision of making the City`s Housing Branch the best of its category.
Sue, who is an educator at heart, joined the board as director for children and families to embrace and build on the foundations of a 21st century council while supporting the empowerment of your communities and achieving better outcomes for youth. As Director of Neighbourhoods, Rob has assumed a wide range of community services, including housing, waste, culture and visits, sports, events, open spaces, neighbourhoods and communities, as well as regulatory and law enforcement services. He joins the city council from Sopra Steria, the European leader in consulting, digital services and software development. According to the job offer, the city`s new lawyer will join the Council at a “critical but also exciting time” thanks to the social and economic impact of Covid-19. Paul joined the Board in January 2022 with the aim of developing and leading the ambitious programs at the heart of the Board`s strategies and determining how to organize, build and develop to ensure this implementation. Sue supports the Skills Agenda, which goes beyond schools and operates across the education and higher education system, as well as community and private regeneration services, to ensure that local children can benefit from the career opportunities that live in birmingham`s forward-thinking, vibrant and diverse city. Justin joined the Board in the spring of 2019. He is responsible for protecting and improving the health of the citizens of Birmingham and leads the areas of equality, inclusion and community cohesion within the Council; Justin is also the advocate for LGBT inclusion and social mobility – and the Caldicott Guardian. Dawn has a vested interest in modernizing and improving customer services by reshaping the teams she leads and achieving efficiencies. Dawn has worked in both the private and public sectors and is currently implementing the Board`s human resources strategy alongside a new human and financial resources system. She will come to Birmingham from 12 September this year and will replace acting Council Councillor Satinder Sahota.
Becky joined the Board in early October 2019, focusing on leading the implementation of financial improvement plans across the Board, strengthening the strategic approach to the budget, and financial resilience. His team`s goal is to lead, design and deliver high-quality consulting services made possible by excellent digital solutions that make a positive difference every day for Birmingham`s customers, businesses and visitors. Peter lives in the Black Country and is passionate about sustainable transportation. He enjoys cycling in the city and in the region. Julie is a strategic, proactive and highly influential specialist in senior housing with over 29 years of experience in the public sector, most recently to enable the complete transformation of the system around Birmingham`s future. A highly skilled housing professional with over 20 years of experience in housing construction, including front-line delivery, asset redesign and redesign, development of new programs, regeneration of the entire venue, and transformation of front-line services to deliver a significantly improved experience for clients and tenants. Proven expertise in leading substantial, state-of-the-art and transformative change programmes that have received national recognition and a £5 million grant from the Department of Housing, Municipalities and Local Government.