Thank you for your interest in becoming part of Norwich City Council.

Norwich is a success story. A city which seamlessly combines the historic with the modern – a vibrant urban centre with a thriving economy and cultural scene. 

Norwich is one of the UK’s great historical cities – a regional economic and cultural powerhouse. It’s a vibrant, proud and creative city – a success story for almost 1,000 years.

It’s a great place to live and work. 

Over the next 20 years, there will be increasing pressure on our city environment and infrastructure, with significant changes to how people work, learn, live and travel – changes exacerbated by the impact of climate change and Covid. 

Like all local authorities, we’re not without our challenges. A national cost of living crisis, financial pressures brought about through reduced funding and increasing demand on our services mean we need to continually look for new and different ways to deliver sustainable services for the people of Norwich.

As a community leader, we want to set the direction for the changes that lie ahead, not follow them. Against a backdrop of huge national and international issues such as the long-term implications of the pandemic, Brexit, climate change, and the need to address inequality, we must make sure Norwich is a shining example of medium sized cities across the globe.

This is not something the council or any one organisation can do alone. The whole city – its people, businesses and institutions – will need to work together to make the 2040 city vision a reality.

The city council is a progressive and forward-looking authority which is committed to equality for all residents of Norwich. A council which is proud of its history and ambitious for its future.

We now stand at the forefront of an exciting forward agenda and our willingness to do things differently needs to continue to develop at scale and at pace. To achieve this, we need the right people with the right skills to work together towards our shared goals.

Housing for Norwich

We are proud of our council housing in Norwich, our first homes were built just over 100 years ago, and our most recent, RIBA award winning Goldsmith Street homes, in 2019. Our homes make up about 22 per cent of the housing in the city – so the potential to make a difference to people’s lives through providing excellent housing and community safety services is huge.

This is a brand-new role which will be focused on transforming and improving the housing and community safety services we provide to our residents, delivering value for money, helping reduce inequalities and creating resilient communities where people can thrive.

Passionate about housing and communities, you’ll understand the current issues and challenges facing the sector, and the statutory framework within which we work. We want our services to stand out, to be something that residents can be proud of, and confident in.

We are in a significant period of change and have ambitious plans for our services. We need the talent to deliver those plans.

You will be able to demonstrate that you are a strong leader, can get the basics performing brilliantly and set a clear vision for the future, guiding teams through change.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you will work with senior colleagues across the organisation to deliver the wider organisational corporate objectives. 

Louise Rawsthorne (she/her)

Executive Director of Community Services