Salford City Council


Welcome to Salford. On this website, you can find out more about our city and how you could play a key role in shaping its future as our new Council Director.

Ian StewartSalford is a vibrant city which is pioneering a new approach to public service in the age of austerity.

More than 230,000 people are proud to call Salford their home - they deserve the best services we can provide in these difficult times.

And there is much to be proud of. The opening of MediaCityUK and other major regeneration projects currently underway, are providing us with new opportunities to grow the city and create much-needed jobs.

Our ambition is to create more prosperity and to attract new residents and businesses into the city.

With the BBC and ITV now proud to be based in Salford, the city is also in the media spotlight like never before.

I was elected as Salford's first ever City Mayor in May 2012. This new system of governance means that I have more than 90 per cent of the executive power in the council.

It's a big change from the previous system and it comes at a time when we have to make £81 million of government cuts in the next three years - on top of £97 million since 2010.

In that context, I am working with my Cabinet, the Council, and our partners, to develop a vision of a 'whole city' approach to services.

I believe this will give us the opportunity to genuinely integrate and improve services for local people and improve life for Salford residents.

I am now looking for an outstanding leader to join us in the new role of Council Director, to help tackle the challenges of austerity and to drive our ‘whole city' agenda forward.

We need a dynamic, innovative, politically-astute director, with a strong record of partnership achievement to help me lead an £800 million organisation which is always in the headlines.

You will work closely with the Cabinet, the council's strategic directors and me, to direct our agenda for growth and development, as well as being the Head of the Paid Service with responsibility for council services.

You will be an expert at managing organisational change and will play a crucial role in working with our committed staff and our city partners to redesign and fully integrate services in an age of austerity.

You'll need to be innovative, a team player, dynamic and tenacious, highly motivated and conscientious, flexible and able to work in a high profile political environment. You'll have the confidence to deliver inspiration, strategic direction and leadership.

In return, you'll be playing a key role in a city that's at the centre of the UK media scene at a time of major reform and transformation.

Salford has an exciting future - do you want to be part of it?

Ian Stewart
Salford City Mayor

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