Director of People & Place

Penrith, Cumbria
14 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

You don’t have to look hard for inspiration in Eden – it’s all around you. Our district is home to some of Cumbria’s most stunning landscapes and the 2019 Halifax Quality of Life survey rated Eden in the top five places to live in the UK. It could be the ideal backdrop for your career.

This is a new role within the council’s leadership team, created to grow our capacity to influence how our district’s economy and infrastructure takes shape in the coming years. Our focus is on attracting business investment, creating better-paid jobs and attracting more working age people to choose to live and work here. And with such a wealth of natural assets, it’s essential that we manage growth carefully, preserving what makes Eden so special.

We expect you will already have a track record of delivering growth in jobs and housing, coupled with the professional and personal credibility to connect with people from a range of backgrounds, building the partnerships and momentum that will make things happen quickly. This is a highly visible role with relationship building at its core – and an opportunity you won’t want to let pass you by.

Visit or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 10th June.