Head of Business and Enterprise

London (Greater)
£49,300 rising to £61,339 pa
08 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Do you want to lead on forging new and effective relationships between London Councils, London boroughs and businesses in the capital? Whilst London continues to grow economically, the city is facing new challenges and opportunities around skills shortages and devolution, the impact of Brexit and continuing to be a great place to start and grow a business. All of this may matter even more to London boroughs, with the potential for the devolution of business rates as a way to fund local government services.

As Head of Business and Enterprise, you will work closely with senior officers and politicians to build and develop new and effective relationships with businesses and business representative organisations. You will develop policy and lobbying campaigns to promote enterprise and economic development in the capital, identifying key issues where both local government and business can work together effectively and speak with one voice. You will develop ways for businesses to effectively shape the skills system in London and identify opportunities for business and London boroughs to jointly work on other key policy issues.

You will have senior experience of leading policy development, finding creative solutions to complex problems and influencing stakeholders with your proven negotiating skills. You will also have experience of successfully working with businesses to deliver outcomes and building high trust relationships with external organisations. You will be experienced in working in a political environment, with a good knowledge of local government as well as business. You will bring excellent written and oral communication skills to explain complex issues clearly. A self-starter, you will manage projects effectively as part of a team.

Applying for this role

London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that London’s councils have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. We also run a number of services on behalf of the boroughs including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25 June 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 12 July 2018.

To apply online please visit https://jobs.londoncouncils.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC713 if you experience any problems.

A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

As a Disability Confident Employer, London Councils will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post