Group Managing Director

Group Managing Director
Up to £125k

We are seeking a Group Managing Director to lead our newly established wholly owned subsidiary company of Northumberland County Council, Advance Northumberland which has been created following a number of changes to our wholly owned subsidiary structures.

You’ll work alongside the Board of the company to develop and deliver the strategic direction and priorities, which will be focused on enabling economic development, regeneration and housing market renewal throughout the County of Northumberland.

A key element of the role is to ensure that the goals, direction and the strategy of Advance Northumberland are aligned with the Corporate Plan and priorities of the Council.

With a team of approximately 130 staff you’ll be responsible for the leadership, management and performance of the Group and its subsidiaries, which is managed through an operating agreement with the Council.

The creation of new business and regeneration opportunities within Northumberland will be a key component of the role with a focus on developing key relationships with Council colleagues, government, business, leaders and organisations on a local, regional and national basis.

Advance Northumberland will act on behalf of the Council and other key partners to deliver regeneration schemes and attracting inward investment to the County. With a £390 million asset portfolio, the post-holder will be responsible for the management of those assets and also seeking to develop new opportunities across the County.

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If you would like an informal discussion about these exciting opportunities please contact Nick Raper at Penna on 07715 690463,or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.

Closing date for applications: 5th October 2018.

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th November 2018.