help us forge a future for all

Dudley Council is recruiting three new leaders:

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Director of Public Health & Wellbeing

We are searching for a collaborative leader who has experience of managing at a senior level in a public health environment, and has the gravitas to take a lead in our approach towards tackling Covid-19

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Director of

Children Services

We are improving our services for children and young people. You will lead us to the ‘good’ outcome we are working towards.

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Director of Housing & Community Services

We are looking for an experienced strategic leader who views this role as more than simply bricks and mortar, with a clear vision of working for communities today and building for tomorrow.

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Why choose to work for Dudley Council?

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Why choose to work in Dudley?

Patrick Harley
Leader of the Council
Qadar Zada
Leader of the opposition


from Councillor Patrick Harley, Leader of Dudley Council and Councillor Qadar Zada, Leader of the opposition

“Forging a future for all"

Dudley borough has been a great place to call home for over 1,000 years and through our borough vision we are continuing our exciting journey as we look to forge a future for all.

As the historic capital of the Black Country, Dudley borough has a past to be proud of at the heart of the industrial revolution. But whilst proud of the past, Dudley Council is keen to look forwards and today, we are working with our partners across the borough to deliver our borough vision.

At the council we strongly recognise and value the importance of partnership working. Being a council in no overall political control has seen us work cross-party on a long-term plan with the business community, tourist attractions, schools and colleges and the communities we serve, to help deliver a joint vision for the future that we all believe in.

The borough's future is exciting as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes in the coming years, including the development of the £450 million Midland Metro coming into the borough as well as the Very Light Rail, the Institute of Technology and a new bus interchange. Alongside this we are making the biggest investment in council services in a decade that will help tackle the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

In housing, health and children services strong partnerships with our colleagues, stakeholders and residents are the key to our future success. We are keen to hear from candidates who excel in relationship-building, exhibit exceptional strategic thinking and possess the necessary gravitas to help us achieve our vision for Dudley on a local, regional and national level.


from Kevin O'Keefe - Chief Executive of Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley.

We are an ambitious authority committed to playing a central role in delivering the borough vision for 2030 of ‘Forging a Future for All’. To help turn this long-term partnership strategy into a reality over the next decade, the council is working to a clear set of organisational aims. We have a ‘one council’ ethos focused on building an effective and dynamic organisation and this ethos is more visible during the current Covid-19 crisis than ever before. I have never been more proud of my colleagues, stakeholders and residents as they continue to provide unprecedented services, support and friendship. 

If you, too, can innovate and flex to provide ever-changing solutions to meet our residents' needs and desires, then I want you on our team.