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Chief Officer – City Development and Regeneration

Public Sector

  • Executive / Management

  • Aberdeen

  • £ 99,064

**Please apply via My Job Scotland at - applications cannot be accepted by Aspen People.**
Aberdeen City Council
Chief Officer – City Development and Regeneration
About the Role:
This role will provide the strategic lead for the delivery and development of the Council’s City Development & Regeneration function, culture and events at important economic and social levels.
The role will have responsibility for working with a range of strategic stakeholders in ensuring and securing the economic growth of the city so that the mix of jobs, skills and quality of place is supported by the Council’s organisational priorities.
This role will ensure the Council’s compliance with statutory obligations and scrutiny regimes pertaining to services within the function where appropriate.
Reporting to the Director – City Regeneration & Environment, the Chief Officer - City Development & Regeneration will play an intrinsic part of the extended Corporate Management Team and will ensure excellent working relationships with all appropriate stakeholders including other functional areas, elected members, trade union representatives and employees.
Key external stakeholders will include Community Planning partners, Culture network, ONE, and industry body groups e.g. Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Enterprise, relevant UK government departments, Moody’s (credit rating agency).
The success of this role is interdependent on relationships with Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning, Chief Officer - Finance, Chief Officer – Corporate Landlord, Chief Officer – Commercial and Procurement Services and Chief Officer - Capital.
Minimum Qualification(s) / Certificates / Memberships etc. required
Relevant degree or professional qualification and/or extensive experience related to the role
Evidence of continuous professional development
The postholder is expected to demonstrate:
Skills & Experience in:
Proven extensive experience in:
o Strategic policy development and implementation
o Developing/Managing strategic partnerships
o Service transformation and improvement
o Successful balance sheet management
o Developing integrated services
Managing consultation forums and relationships with trades unions
Risk analysis, risk awareness, monitoring and management of risk
Understanding key drivers in a business area and working in partnership with 
stakeholders to measurably improve service delivery
Practical knowledge of negotiation and influencing in a complex organisation
Practical knowledge of working in a commissioning organisation
Embraces new technology to deliver services in an innovative way
Understanding of:
Key drivers in a business area and working in partnership with stakeholders to 
measurably improve service delivery
Commitment to:
The principles and aims of Aberdeen City Council
The Aberdeen City Council Target Operating Model
The Local Outcome Improvement Plan
The Individual
Please see Job Profile & Recruitment Pack for further details
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Flexible Working
We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.
Disability Confident
We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact
Armed Forces
We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:
  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships
Further information can be found at
If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 16 June 2024  
**Please apply via My Job Scotland at - applications cannot be accepted by Aspen People.**


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