Director of Borough Economy

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Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
£95,092 to £110,890 per annum
Posted
02 Jun 2021
Closes
14 Jun 2021
Job Ref
SAND000005275
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Sandwell has a £6.2bn economy which is growing faster than the UK average. The council is driving forward and seizing this opportunity with new investments in infrastructure, housing and public services, encouraging an appetite for change in local business and residents. This requires new ways of working, and we are investing and delivering differently, bringing opportunities to local residents, businesses and towns through HS2, the Commonwealth Games, the Metro Extension and more.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director of Borough Economy will lead our place-based operations and neighbourhood delivery agenda to transform services and spaces so that communities can thrive. This is a broad portfolio of services which includes transport, environmental services, waste & recycling, community safety, leisure and tourism and highways maintenance.

We are looking for an exceptional leader who shares our Vision 2030 and who is passionate about creating opportunities for the unique towns and people that make up Sandwell. Everything we do is about shaping a borough where people are proud of their local area, have well paid jobs, access to quality housing, vibrant town centres and new skills.

You will have significant senior management experience in a local authority or related setting and a track record in successfully managing and delivering complex change and improvement programmes. You will also need to have managed a range of services and multi-disciplinary teams relevant to the portfolio, but also be comfortable operating at a strategic level to deliver on our corporate priorities as part the leadership team.

Of greatest importance is a passion for creating opportunities for the communities and people that make up Sandwell. Everything we do is about shaping a borough where people are proud of their local area, have well paid jobs, access to quality housing, vibrant town centres and new skills.

The new investments coming into Sandwell represent an exciting, important opportunity to take us forward and ensure local residents and businesses benefit. This roles offers you the opportunity to make your mark at the top table in the council and contribute to the inclusive economy agenda across the West Midlands.

Further information is available at www.think-sandwell.com

For a confidential discussion with our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson, please contact Nick Cole on 07867 451183, Jon Houlihan on 07736 821079 or Nancy Scott on 07984 172291.

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