Business & Skills Manager
Introduction from Simon Neilson, Executive Director, Economy & Environment
Walsall Council's Corporate Plan recognises 'Inclusive Economic Growth' as one of its core priorities. Indeed, the economy matters across all outcomes for the Council and its partners. Together with this commitment, we have the drive and ambition to make the most of all local, regional and national opportunities and ensure delivery. We enjoy fantastic working relationships with our Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the newly formed West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and have a reputation as a place that gets things done. We are looking for the following two key officers to join that effort, roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. If that sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Business & Skills Manager
G13 GBP46,408 - GBP50,905 per annum
Walsall has plans to lever in GBP700million of new public and private investment over a 5 year period. We are looking for an experienced officer to maximise the benefits from this, ensuring that our local employers and communities benefit.
You will lead on the delivery of effective services and productive partnerships that are capable of maximising the outcomes for people; in terms of skills development and employment and for local employers; increased sustainability, income, growth and job creation.
You will take responsibility and provide direction for the Employment Growth and Employment & Skills teams, and own critical priorities for our Members, including: creating jobs and ensuring that local people are equipped with the skills to get them.
To achieve this you must possess a demonstrable record of achievement, hold excellent communication and management skills, together with the personality that empowers and motivates staff, with a proven ability influence partners, stakeholders and key partners that creates enduring relationships.
This is a new role with the flexibility for you to put your stamp on it.
For more information please contact Mark Lavender or Simon Tranter on .
This post is covered by the Government's Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.
Closing date: Sunday 23rd July 2017 (midnight).
Interviews scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of August 2017.
Information for applicants
To discover more and apply, please visit our website. Applications are invited using our online application form only. If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact us via email:
All correspondence will be via email, therefore candidates should check their email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting an application.
This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.