Executive Recruitment

Head of Business Investment and Skills

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Kirklees Council
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Salary from £51,509 to £60,540
Closing date:
8th March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
8th March 2019
Longlist meeting
14th March 2019
Final interviews
w/c 1st April 2019


Kirklees is firmly focused on the future.  Our vision is to create a district with a strong, sustainable economy that offers a great quality of life to its residents - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and 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. 

We are currently looking to recruit to a key post as part of our Economy and Infrastructure Directorate.   With a new Strategic Director appointed in 2018, and two new Service Directors in post, this is a great time to join us and help seize the opportunities ahead. 

Our Head of Business Investment and Skills will be responsible for leading on business engagement, skills, and inward investment.   Leading a new team of circa 15 staff, 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. 

Candidates will need senior experience and a successful track record of delivery with relevant professional experience.  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.

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