Service Director – Growth and Housing

Service Director – Growth and Housing
Salary: £85,712 - £98,615

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.

We are currently looking to recruit two new Service Directors to join our top team and help lead our Economy and Infrastructure Directorate. With a new Strategic Director recently appointed, an ambitious growth agenda and a local plan well on its way to adoption, this is a great time to join us and help seize the opportunities ahead. 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.

These two Service Director roles will between them cover key aspects of our agenda including regeneration and economic development, support for businesses, major projects, transport policy, planning, culture, and housing growth. 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.

For more information please click the 'apply' button below or contact Luke Judd on 0113 205 6077 or Tim Hills on 0113 205 6085 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date: 28 September 2018.