Director of Economy and Environment
£96,414 to £106,650 per annum
In the newly created role of Director of Economy and Environment, you will play a leading role in driving forward the county’s ambitious growth programme. Leading a broad and complex portfolio of services across the areas of Economy, Skills, Employment, Planning, Heritage, Waste and Climate Change, you will be a confident leader and have a passion for driving service excellence.
As our new Director, you will take the lead in developing strategic policies across all areas of economic growth and environmental services, working in close partnership with our district councils to influence the county’s development over the next 30 years. Our ambition is to ensure that our residents, businesses and visitors enjoy a greener, healthier and more inclusive life and that our county continues to remain an attractive place to live, work and relax.
Reporting to the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure (EEI), as Director you will lead the council’s bid submission to host the fusion project which, if successful, will cement Gloucestershire as the home of the world’s first ever fusion power plant. In addition, you will contribute to our Golden Valley Development programme to deliver 200 hectares of land for 8,000 new homes, businesses, shops and leisure facilities, contributing to the future of our local economy.
Importantly, you will be executive lead for the council’s brand new employment, skills, education and training hub, creating a “one-stop-shop” for the people of Gloucestershire; the first of its kind in the country. This, alongside leading our all-important climate change strategy in collaboration with Elected Members, means that we require an ambitious and committed leader who will ensure the council meets its vision to improve the quality of life for every community, to support businesses to be successful and to ensure the county is a place where people continue to want to live, work and visit.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.