Director, Sustainable Growth

Essex County Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary

    Up to £111,100

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    06 February 2020

  • Client

    Essex County Council

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Essex County Council, as one of the largest local authorities and home to a community of over 1.4 million residents, has some of the most ambitious growth aspirations and delivery plans in the country. These include over 80,000
new jobs and 150,000 new homes. With nine new garden communities planned, our growth ambitions have national significance, including over £300m in funding from government.

As one of two new Growth Directors, you will be so much more than a key influencer. You will lead our work with external partners: linking together district, central government and private sector partnerships and securing the
right level of investment, ensuring that growth in Essex is inclusive, and we are at the forefront on innovation and sustainability. You will also lead with District colleagues on our capital investment programme with a renewed
focus on our town centres.

These are demanding and complex roles which require individuals with a passion for sustainable inclusive growth, strategic insight, commercial acumen, innovation and a genuine desire to work within a complex partnership network. It presents a fantastic opportunity for real delivery at significant scale.

For more information contact our adviser at GatenbySanderson, Philip Emms on 0113 205 6078

Closing date6th February 2020
Preliminary interviews21st February 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.