Head of Delivery and Policy (FTC)
Head of Delivery and Policy
Salary range: £70 - £80k per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Fixed term until 07 May 2021 (Politically Restricted Role)
We would also welcome interest from internal employees looking for a secondment opportunity.
Please note: We ask that Internal employees make their manager aware of their interest ahead of applying for this opportunity.
Who we need
We are looking for a politically astute, hardworking and dedicated person to join the small Mayoral team in the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Directly managing the Mayoral policy team, you will be responsible for driving delivery of key priorities with the WMCA and external partners.
About the team
The Mayoral Office is a small team of ten people who work closely with Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, to deliver results for the region.
The team all works directly with the Mayor and have close, daily interaction with him aiding in the achievement of key priorities for the West Midlands.
Who we are
The West Midlands has been one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment; a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry.
The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and we are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.
Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don't just return to the old ways of working and living.
We already have many of the building blocks in place - we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader.
In order to do that, we will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we've experienced.
There is a lot to look forward to - next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games.
These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world.
The West Midlands is a region which is resilient and innovative, and WMCA is building the future, with a shared vision of a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands - a fast-growing global force with huge potential and ambition.
Everyone who works here plays their part in this success story and we're all determined to use our unique role to deliver lasting change across our region.
Come and join the West Midlands Combined Authority; be part of Building the Future.
About the role
This is a new, fast paced and exciting opportunity in the Mayor's office.
As an implementation and policy expert you will manage a team of six to deliver key priorities for the WMCA and the Mayor.
You will work closely with the WMCA Executive Directors as well as councils and LEPs on managing a pipeline of delivery.
You will use your political astuteness to spot emerging local issues and be able to form policy positioning quickly.
In addition, you will work closely with the Mayor and his Chief of Staff on the formulation and implementation of strategic priorities.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.
Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.
Closing Date: Midnight on 31 July
Interview Date: w/c 10 August 2020
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.
We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.
Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.
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