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Role: Assistant Director - Economic Development Regeneration Tourism and Skills

Salary: £95,050 - £105,438 plus relocation package

You are responsible with colleagues and Management Board to ensure the success of the new Council following recent local government reform and introduction of the new Mayoral Combined Authority. This requires strategic leadership to steer the Council through a significant transformation programme. 

You will be responsible for integrating and embedding standard operating models with newly integrated the teams leading them through the transformation, creating culture that aligns to the Council values. 

As the Assistant Director for Economic Development & Regeneration you will work closely with the Mayoral Combined Authority to support the Devolution Deal for York and North Yorkshire.   

What will you bring to the role?

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to deliver on all of the following :

You will lead and manage the Economic Development, Regeneration, Tourism and Skills service to deliver an excellent, co-ordinated service across the sub region of York and North Yorkshire by supporting the Council and City of York developing high quality relationships with business and higher education. You are responsible for ensuring effective implementation and compliance with legislative requirements and policy for these cross-cutting functions of the Council and you will deliver improvements and efficiencies across the range of services through innovation, applying good practice and workforce engagement.

You will seek to promote and develop a “shared service approach” to economic development for the benefit of the sub region and all parties.  

You will work closely with colleagues in planning, housing, transport, and highways to ensure that their strategies align with the economic strategy for the region. 

You will lead on the Destination Management Plan for North Yorkshire, working closely with the AD for Culture and wider partners to promote North Yorkshire as a region to visit, invest and live in. As the Assistant Director you will develop and lead the Council’s assets to support agreed objectives, bringing together the teams across North Yorkshire and transforming the service

You will lead the delivery of key regeneration projects across the County, as well as key work programmes such as the shared prosperity fund. 

For an informal confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Penny Keatings on 07811 411462 / [email protected] or Leanne Auton on 07815 028 548 / [email protected]

For more information and to apply please click here.

Closing date: Monday 17th June

Interview: Monday 8th and Thursday 11th July




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