Strategic Director of Place and Economy

Location
Belfast (County)
Salary
£100k +
Posted
09 June 2017
Closes
07 July 2017
Contact
Claire Reid
Position / level
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A city full of ambition, optimism and energy, Belfast is one of the most value-competitive locations in the UK and Ireland for inward investment. With billions of pounds invested in regenerating the city in recent years by both the public and private sectors, the transformation is there for all to see and is set to continue.

Belfast City Council is seeking to appoint a highly experienced and highly accomplished visionary that will drive Belfast’s future growth and regeneration – creating a sustainable, attractive, unique and dynamic place to live, work, visit and invest.

Fulfilling the newly created Strategic Director of Place and Economy role, the successful candidate will be a ‘big picture thinker’ who possesses a holistic view and strategic ability to both develop and implement a strong, ambitious and forward-thinking vision for Belfast.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, this senior-level role comes with a high level of responsibility that will entail:

  • developing, leading and managing the integrated service portfolio of the new Place and Economy Department (combining investment, infrastructure, planning, physical, economic and social development) to meet the needs of citizens, businesses and other stakeholders in the growth and regeneration of the city;
  • developing strong collaborative working relationships with a wide portfolio of local, UK and international stakeholders – including private sector, central government and a range of education establishments, tourism and investment agencies;
  • providing exceptionally strong leadership to a dynamic, growing team within the newly created Place and Economy Department; and
  • working effectively as part of the Council’s Corporate Management Team (CMT).

We would like to hear from individuals with a track record of success in leading comparable, complex regeneration, economic development and planning programmes.

This role comes with an attractive remuneration and benefits package.

To find out more information about the role and request a copy of the Candidate Brief please contact Claire Reid or Gareth Hanna at 4c Executive on +44 (0) 28 9043 4343 or email applications@4cexecutive.com.

To apply for the role, please submit your CV and supporting documents to detail how you meet the essential and where appropriate, the desirable criteria and return all documents to applications@4cexecutive.com.  

Closing date for application to this role is 12 noon, Friday 7 July 2017.

Belfast City Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you have a disability or your first language is not English and you have any difficulties with any aspect of our recruitment process, please call our helpline on +44 (0) 28 9027 0640. All recruitment documentation can be provided in other formats.

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