Executive Recruitment

Chair - Dewsbury Town Deal Board (Three Year Fixed Term)

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Kirklees Council
Dewsbury, Kirklees
£500 per day
Closing date:
19th April
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
19th April 2021 at 10am
Longlist meeting
w/c 19th April 2021
Preliminary interviews
23rd April 2021
Shortlist meeting
w/c 26th April 2021
Final interviews
w/c 10th May 2021


This is a significant opportunity for Dewsbury as the town seeks investment from Government to significantly improve the economic prosperity of the town, create jobs for local people and deliver significant improvements to the physical space of the area. Working with Kirklees Council and the Dewsbury Town Deal Board, proposals have been submitted for the regeneration of the market and shopping arcade, the development of a town centre park, residential accommodation and improvements to roads and access. As a proud town, with a rich history, it is crucial that this opportunity is a success and delivers positive outcomes for local people.

The Board reflects a diverse range of perspectives including residents, business, investors, representatives from the local council, health and education, along with local political leaders. As the Chair of the Dewsbury Town Deal Board, you will be central to the governance arrangements for the delivery of programmes, securing investment and ensuring that regeneration reflects the needs and aspirations of Dewsbury residents.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate they are an effective chair, able to bring enthusiasm and strategic thinking to the board, whilst allowing collective engagement from board members who represents the broad array of interests in the Town Deal. With commercial experience, you will reflect the interests of the local business community, but also be able to hold confidence of local and national government, and political leaders. The successful candidate will have connections with the local area and ensure that the board reflects the views of the town and achieves the best for Dewsbury.

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Further info

Time commitment: Up to 18 days per annum - 1 day per month, plus 6 other days

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a 2 page Supporting Statement that addresses the role profile, 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.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Philip Emms
0113 205 6078
Tim Hills
0113 205 6085
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