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Head of Economy & Growth

Employer
Surrey County Council
Location
Surrey
Salary
£71,252 - £80,586
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

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Sector
Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Regeneration and Local Economies
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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Surrey County Council is making its most significant ever investment in supporting Surrey’s economy. As the largest economy outside of London, Surrey’s new Economy Team is supporting the Council in its ambitions to focus on the whole Surrey economy and to provide a resilient and ambitious economic environment.

This work has already started with the development of Surrey’s 2030 Economic Strategy which establishes an ambitious strategic context for growth, sets out the opportunity to both retain and secure additional investment in the county and focuses on how we will create inclusive, vibrant centres within the county through a ‘hyper-local’ approach to innovative place making. The One Surrey Growth Board is also bringing forward its Plan for Growth, which also includes a consideration of where Surrey’s economic strengths can be enhanced through sustainable, long-term planning of transport and digital infrastructure as well as the creation of high-quality homes and communities of the future.

In this newly created role, you will work across our wide portfolio of activities, including economic programmes; inward investment; place leadership and employment & skills. You will work closely, and strategically, with our partners to drive innovation and economic growth in the areas of Surrey that are in most need.

You will work with our partners to create deliverable strategies that address some of our most complex challenges and develop strategic business cases for capital and inward investment programmes within the County.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Surrey. Sustained, strong partnership working is at the heart of the programme of work and our Growth Board intends to work with all stakeholders to build from the Plan for Growth considering opportunities for Surrey to bring forward a County Deal proposition to Government.

For more information about the role, or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Rachel Salvia (0207 426 3374) or click on the Apply Button below.

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