The Role

Let’s Do It!

Executive Director of Place and Housing – Bury Council

Salary circa. £119 to £130K

Bury is changing. We have clear and bold programmes in place to build back better and we are taking full advantage of our unparalleled connectivity in Greater Manchester. Our Bury 2030 Community Strategy, Let’s Do It, sets out our ambition, co-created with Bury people and businesses, to stand out as a place that is achieving faster economic growth than the national average, with lower than national average levels of deprivation.. This is about true inclusive growth and underpinned by our wider programme of transformational work to fully integrate health and social care, improve housing options and our transport infrastructure and drive up the quality and integration of all public services across the place.

As Executive Director of Place and Housing you will be at the heart of making this happen.

In this role you’ll report directly to our Chief Executive and be a member of the Council’s Executive Team. You’ll lead the Business Growth and Infrastructure Department and hold corporate responsibility for implementing the place elements of the Let’s Do It Strategy. You’ll be the Council’s accountable officer responsible for the Council’s housing stock currently managed by our ALMO and for driving the delivery of our new Housing Strategy. As well as this you’ll oversee our ambitious programme of regeneration across Bury’s six towns.. You will inherit strong teams and a true partnership ethos and approach. To be a success you’ll need to demonstrate excellence in working across strategic partnerships and developing strong relationships with Members as well as our local, regional and national partners.

You’ll be a champion for the Bury we want to create.

We’re truly ambitious about building on our success to date to make opportunities for our communities as well as a great place to live and work. For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna: Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or or Pete John on 07701 305617 or

Closing date: Friday 27th August 2021