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Assistant Director - Economic Development, Regeneration, Tourism and Skills

North Yorkshire Council
North Yorkshire / Hybrid
£95,050 - £105,438 plus relocation package
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Welcome, and thank you for your interest in learning more about North Yorkshire Council and this exciting role.

This is an unrivalled career opportunity for an ambitious and experienced leader at a pivotal point in our history. In April 2023 the eight councils that served North Yorkshire unified to create geographically the largest council and third largest unitary within the country, and earlier this year the brand new York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority was created. With the new Mayor already in place, this role affords a unique platform to work closely with the Combined Authority to support the Devolution Deal for York and North Yorkshire and to help take full advantage of what devolution will bring to the region.

North Yorkshire is unique - internationally valued for its quality of place, but with a scale and industry that make it integral to the North of England. The county’s landscapes, culture and local businesses already make the region a fantastic place to live, work and do business, and with the new investment and powers unlocked by the Devolution Deal there are even more opportunities for North Yorkshire to achieve more for its residents and business alike.

The investment priorities for North Yorkshire will build on its existing strengths, and significant funding has already been secured for the delivery of several major regeneration schemes including from the Transforming Cities Fund, Towns Fund, Levelling Up and UK Shared Prosperity Fund- making it the perfect time to join the team. I am looking for a strategic leader with energy, vision and enthusiasm to ensure we capitalise on these opportunities, who has the ability to develop priorities and spearhead the charge for North Yorkshire.

The breadth and range of work will provide you with the opportunity to influence and lead at a large scale and also to network with many colleagues across the region. With strong proven management skills, you will inspire your team and drive success.

If you have the experience, passion and ambition to join us and help lead at this pivotal time in our history, then we would like to hear from you. In return you will be welcomed by dedicated and supportive colleagues who appreciate everything North Yorkshire has to offer and who want to do their very best for the region. We are a modern employer, and we operate in a hybrid way which means you will use technology to work from a variety of locations including local area offices, head office and from home, working where it is most effective.

If you are interested in joining our team and are inspired to help lead the next phase of our journey, please review the information on the campaign site and speak with our recruitment partners at The Resourcing Solution.

Close Date: Midnight Monday 17 June 2024

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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