Head of Economic Infrastructure
About the Role
We're looking for a motivated Head of Economic Infrastructure to be the driving force behind schemes that will help the Lincolnshire business community to grow and prosper. You'll be responsible for a team of 14, collaborating alongside other teams in order to establish and implement a clear strategy for Council involvement in economic investment projects, then continuing with these projects through delivery and completion. Apply your expertise, decide when it is right for the council to invest and when the council should support businesses in making investments independently.
It's an incredibly rewarding role that contributes a huge amount to Lincolnshire's economy. Investing £5m per annum on economic infrastructure schemes that build a platform for businesses to succeed in the county, this is a huge chance to give back to Lincolnshire and play your part in developing and maintaining a thriving economy, whether this is through investment in business centres, regeneration schemes, or tackling utility constraints.
We're seeking an innovative and creative thinker, with strong project management skills and great political and business acumen. You'll need a relevant degree with a background in delivering economic infrastructure schemes and be able to present the successful outcomes you've achieved in those roles. This role is well suited to somebody who’s spent a career building a broad network of influential contacts.
This position is all about investing in the county effectively so, you'll need a great strategic mind and be prepared to make influential decisions on a daily basis. Communication across the council is essential in this role, you'll have to demonstrate your ability to lead and manage your team effectively and form strong business relationships across the county and the sector.
Lincolnshire is a very special place to work, visit, live and invest, with a budding economy, a deep-rooted enterprising spirit and a commitment to growing our housing market. The county is home to some of the world’s leading food production, power engineering and tourism businesses. It is steeped in history and brimming with life, with vibrant coastal tourism, the Lincolnshire Wolds area of outstanding natural beauty, historic market towns, and the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln.
A healthy economy sits at the centre of this. We're leading the way as a county that really does invest in its own businesses and looking forward to introducing somebody with fresh ideas and a real enthusiasm to ensure that Lincolnshire is always reaching its potential and delivering the best possible experience for businesses, tourists and residents.
We are a highly regarded authority and our employment package is excellent, with benefits including a flexible working pattern based on 37 hours per week, an excellent pension scheme, generous annual leave & paid bank holidays, family-friendly policies, and exciting training and development opportunities.
If you're excited about this opportunity and think you're the right person to help drive growth in Lincolnshire, please apply with a CV and covering letter to email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 7th July 2019 and Interviews will take place in Lincoln on Thursday 18th July 2019.