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Head of Economic Development

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
29/05/2020 22:59
£64,331 - £68,248 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Job details 

Closing date:
29 May

Further information

Newcastle is a great City, one that never stands still. A City that makes history and shapes the future.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced economist with substantial strategic policy experience with a proven track record developing and implementing innovative approaches that deliver exceptional results. You will be crucial in shaping the city and regional economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of the recovery this is an opportunity for somebody to create and lead strategic vision, analysis and leadership on economic policy and modes of delivery in Newcastle. This post holder will lead the development of business cases for funding and ensuring a credible and balanced pipeline of investment – making a real difference to our outcomes and the difference we intend to make.

You would lead the work to change economic policy and practice with an overall responsibility for developing and implementing a robust and innovative economic strategy that improves the lives of all our residents, people who work in our City and visitors to our City.

Innovation, control analysis and policy development expertise are vital to ensure positive links between inclusive growth and climate change/carbon reduction. The right candidate will ensure the breadth of cross-cutting themes within the North of Tyne of service delivery methods and improvements through active engagement with the Cabinet, staff, stakeholders, partners, providers and businesses and residents to improve outcomes.

You will be working directly with the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holder, Chief Executive and Director of City Futures as well as partners across the city.
If you believe you have the ability to lead and influence at the most senior level, we would love to hear from you.

For further information, please contact Tom Warburton Director of City Futures on 0191 211 8901.

Closing date: 29 May 2020

Longlisted candidates will be invited to provide a time sensitive video submission by 5 June 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on 15 June 2020.

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