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Economic Growth

We are looking for an outstanding leader who will drive change in our Borough.

The role of Assistant Director – Growth and Enterprise is a great opportunity for an ambitious, creative and innovative individual who will use their skills to relentlessly deliver economic growth in our borough. We have some very exciting projects on-going and you will be a key part of the team that drives these forward. You will be comfortable working with national, regional and local organisations and have considerable experience of partnership work which leads to development to enhance people’s quality of life.


Job Purpose

Provide strong strategic guidance and leadership to the Council’s Growth, Enterprise and Environment directorate focussing on maintaining excellence in all services related to economic growth.  This post will lead on the management and development of all economic development policy, initiatives and services to improve the business environment and economic prosperity of the borough and its residents whilst at the same time contributing to the wider directorate and Council priorities.



Accountable to: Corporate Director: Growth, Enterprise and Environment

Accountable for:  All Heads of Service and staff within the growth part of the directorate.  This includes but is not exclusive: Planning, Building Control, Place Investment, Business, Employment and Skills, Adult Education and Strategic Transport Services.

General: Engage with elected members, colleagues, internal and external stakeholders, businesses, intermediaries, relevant personnel within partnering organisations, community groups.  Develop, manage and broker relationships at a senior level with key local, regional, national and international businesses as well as stakeholders representing the Council, and ensure that the Borough’s strategies and policies are taken into account and delivered as appropriate.


Interviews will take place on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

For more information and to apply for this role, please use the link below:

Assistant Director – Economic Growth

For a confidential discussion please contact Sarah Robson, Corporate Director for Growth, Enterprise and Environment, on 01642 444258

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