Managing Director

Truro, Cornwall
Remuneration commensurate with the challenge
21 Mar 2019
10 May 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Cornwall Investment Delivery Company

The Role

Cornwall Council is creating a brand-new company to invest and develop for the future. Our plans are ambitious and game-changing with up to £600m to be invested in new housing and workspace that will have an extraordinary and transformative impact on Cornwall’s future. Right now, we’re building a team that can bring development expertise from the commercial world to create the blueprint for a new way of living, working and thriving in Cornwall. If you’ve got the expertise and track record in development to match our ambition we’d like to hear from you.

As Managing Director, you’ll be there from the start, developing, leading and managing the day-to-day operations of what we hope will be one of the largest developers in the region. What makes us different is the scale of our ambition, the variety of projects and the purpose behind our plans. Our goal is to deliver projects and properties that will have longevity and genuinely contribute to Cornwall’s communities. Coupled with this is a determination to use local workforce and suppliers wherever possible, feeding down into the regional economy. This is a unique opportunity to help Cornwall to build a better future for itself.

We are looking for someone with a strong development background, real commercial credentials and an impressive track record, that the council can have confidence in to deliver. You must possess the drive and energy to build something from the start and to match the scale of our ambition.

This role requires an inspirational leader with an entrepreneurial spirit that can spot opportunities, make markets and change the whole mindset about how we approach development in Cornwall. We want our new company to be bold, creative and think big and we will expect the Managing Director to challenge us to do the same.

Strong people skills and a collaborative style are essential. The ability to work with and promote positive relationships across a wide range of important stakeholders in Cornwall, regionally and nationally can’t be underestimated. Working closely with the Chair, Non-Executives and Commercial Director, we’re entrusting you to create a profitable, high performing and successful business that can build a better future for Cornwall’s communities.

This is an exciting, wide-ranging role that will offer the successful applicant exposure to significant housing development, commercial workspace development and major mixed-use regeneration schemes. There’s the opportunity to shape something from the very beginning, to innovate and to make new markets

To find out more, visit or call 0203 280 3671 to arrange a time to speak with our recruitment partners Osborne Thomas and Tile Hill.