By coming to this site I hope you are encouraged to take the first step on a journey which could result in your appointment to an exciting career opportunity working within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Cambridgeshire, the economic powerhouse and fastest growing county in the UK and Cambridge itself with a world renowned reputation for learning, life sciences, big pharma and new technological advances. Peterborough is the UK’s 4th fastest growing City, multicultural and diverse with a growing population, a dynamic economy, and excellent communications links countrywide.
For the last couple of years, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils have been working together to share best practice, resources and improve financial efficiency for the taxpayer, and have developed a joint leadership team across both authorities. I recently joined the team as the new Executive Director for Place and Economy and have put in place a new senior management structure that will lead services across the two authorities. There will be two new Service Directors working with me, one leading on Highways and Transport and this role that I am now looking to fill, leading on Growth and Development.
The two councils are separate and distinct in approach, but united in their desire to solve some of the area’s most intractable issues. These include unlocking and spreading the undoubted economic potential of the area to benefit disadvantaged communities across our urban and rural areas, housing affordability, and connectivity between the two cities, market towns and rural communities. We have worked together to secure an ambitious devolution deal and a Mayoral Combined Authority and Cambridgeshire also benefits from an ambitious City Deal programme through the Greater Cambridge Partnership.
This post will play a significant role in driving economic growth and development, the delivery of major regeneration projects, creating an environment for investment and ensuring the integration of service delivery and client management across both authorities while driving a culture of ambition and delivery.
Working with our partners at the Combined Authority, Greater Cambridge Partnership, in business, across communities and Government, we will together maximise investment in infrastructure, deliver new homes in high quality places and drive economic growth to benefit all parts of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
I look forward to receiving your application.
Executive Director, Place & Economy