Chief Executive

Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
Up to £139,000
06 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018
Job role
Chief Executive
Contract Type
Full time

Chief Executive
Salary: to £139,000

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit. We have an established history and expertise in a number of areas from energy, chemicals, advanced manufacturing and engineering through to the creative and digital sectors. From countryside to coast and village to town, variety and innovation continually drive the population of 660,000 forward today. Excellent road, rail, air and sea connections help make Tees Valley an attractive place for visitors and investors and is well placed to meet the demands of a fast changing British economy.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has made huge progress since its creation over two years ago, taking on devolved responsibilities from Government for transport, infrastructure, skills, business investment, and developing local collaborations on culture, tourism and housing. This gives the Combined Authority a significant opportunity to accelerate growth in the sub-region and gives us scope to make a real difference to the businesses and residents of the Tees Valley. These powers are backed up by substantial funding, specifically a 30-year agreement worth over £450 million plus a further £500 million to invest in delivering the Strategic Economic Plan over the next five years.

We are currently looking for a new Chief Executive to build on the significant progress already achieved, oversee the numerous exciting regeneration and growth initiatives, and deliver the Strategic Economic Plan. The new Chief Executive will need to ensure that everyone involved in the Combined Authority has a shared purpose and common goals.

Working closely with the Elected Mayor, Council Leaders with specific portfolios, as well as the Chief Executives from the five Authorities, you will deploy excellent leadership and management skills to develop a team ethos, enable clear decision making and governance, and help guide the next stages of devolution to the Tees Valley. Candidates will need to have a collaborative and enabling management style, senior leadership experience in a political setting, strong partnerships skills, and an understanding of and belief in the devolution agenda as it affects local government.

For more information about this great opportunity click the 'apply' button below or please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySandersonLuke Judd (0113 205 6077) or Philip Emms (07590 225 472).

Closing date: 28 September 2018.