Chief Operating Officer


West Midlands Growth Company
Local Government, Regeneration
West Midlands
GBP circa £100k plus PRP


About us

  • Public/private company formed to help create new jobs, expand existing businesses and attract new businesses and investment to the region.
  • 50 employees working across communications, marketing, digital media, research, inward investment, policy and visitor services.
  • Owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority and its Constituent Members; governed by a Board which brings together world class talent from across the private and public sectors.

About the role

  • Key opportunity to help shape the economic growth agenda for the West Midlands within a high profile, agile operating environment.
  • Accountable for strategic policy development, business planning and fostering business critical relationships - regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Key corporate leadership role as part of the Executive team; managing performance and outcomes.

About you

  • Track record of successful leadership, ideally within a complex public/private sector partnership context.
  • Strong understanding of the drivers of regional economic growth.
  • Experience of strategic policy formation and business planning that aligns resources to vision and priorities.

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date 12pm, 16th November 2017
Preliminary Interviews 23rd/24th November 2017
Final Panel Interviews 11th December 2017

How to Apply

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Contact details

Martin Tucker
0121 644 5708
Philip Emms
0113 205 6078

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