The successful Director will be responsible for establishing a roadmap to operational freeports this year, and well into their delivery phase. Alongside supporting each freeport build its own vision, this role and person will be a steward for ensuring the value proposition of freeports and the use of public money to support them. The Director will support freeports in their investment readiness, understand the value of real estate, and be able to help identify risks and opportunities around land and waterways. You will be both an advocate and critical friend for freeports, and you will support and challenge them to make them a success for the Government.
To realise our ambitious timelines, the successful candidate will grow an existing team and lead delivery across Government and with key partners. This is an exciting role in MHCLG and across the Civil Service. For more information on the programme, see the consultation which shaped our approach as set out in the prospectus, and the selection process which outlines how freeports were selected. Going forwards freeports are now developing their business cases.