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Head of Business Investment and Skills

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Ref: HOS 2806

Kirklees Council

Economy, Skills and Environment

Place of Work: Civic Centre 1 Huddersfield


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 18 July 2019

Provisional Interview Date: 24th July 2019

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We’re Kirklees…Are you?

We want Kirklees to be a place which combines a strong and sustainable economy with a great quality of life; a place with thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity, low inequality and where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.

The Kirklees economy is worth over £6bn, and as part of the Leeds City Region we are within the largest economy outside of London and the South East. We are also well placed at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse with easy access to South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, excellent transport links via the M1 and M62, and fabulous countryside and strong heritage.

With our Local Plan agreed and our ambitious Huddersfield Blueprint- a ten-year £250million vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre announced there has never been a better time to join us and help seize the opportunities ahead.

As Head of Business Investment and Skills you will be responsible for leading on business engagement, skills, and inward investment. You will play a key role in the LEP and city region, and together with the Service Director for Economy and Skills help drive growth in Kirklees.

Your senior experience and successful track record of delivery with relevant professional experience will be key to your success. Just as important will be your values, attitude and approach, and the ability to work collaboratively with politicians, colleagues, partners and local businesses to ensure that our residents receive the best possible life chances and excellent services.

For further information about the job please contact Angela Blake, Service Director for Economy and Skills on angela.blake@kirklees.gov.uk

To apply please submit your CV and supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the job. 

Closing date 18th July

Selection process expected to take place on 24th July

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