Assistant Director of Growth
About the Role
We're looking for an Assistant Director of Growth to play a leading role in our Growth activities, working to establish Lincolnshire as a place that works hard for its residents, workers, investors and visitors, through investment and project management. Reporting to the Executive Director of Place, this role is extremely flexible. You'll be involved with many sectors of Lincolnshire County Council's operations and able to have significant influence on both day-to-day running, and generation-defining projects. You'll drive a number of teams that are essential to Lincolnshire's ambitions for growth, setting out industrial and place-based strategies, managing project budgets and funding streams, contract negotiations, ensuring the projects are delivered to a high standard and advising across a variety of challenges.
Collaboration is essential at LCC, you’ll work alongside the Assistant Directors of Highways and Communities to deliver. Beyond this, culture and personal development opportunities are a large priority for us, so you will structure a development framework for your team, giving them the opportunity to improve their skills and help us build a talented, collaborative workforce, equipped to serve the people of Lincolnshire.
You'll need experience of management at a senior level and strong business and political acumen, with a relevant degree and a history of roles involving contract management and the ability to lead a team effectively. This role is all about investing in the county effectively and requires a lot of mental capacity and decision making on a regular basis, and at pace. You'll be comfortable overseeing a huge variety of sectors that the council manages, bringing an insightful economic perspective and advising accordingly across public and private sector interests. You will be an active champion of Team Lincolnshire, the private sector alliance that seeks to deliver growth in the county.
You'll be representing the county to all kinds of stakeholders nationally and internationally, in a business context as well as interacting with the community, so you'll need to exhibit strong negotiation skills as well as an ability to form strong, lasting business relationships. This is a great chance for an innovative thinker to develop the county they live in as well as drive and motivate the people around them.
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.
At LCC, we're always looking for new ways to spark growth, as a county we're exploring innovative ways to fund essential and exciting projects and ensuring that Lincolnshire is a place where businesses can succeed. We're looking forward to introducing somebody with a personal connection that brings passion and 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.