Director of Midlands Connect

Director of Midlands Connect – Fixed term until 31 March 2020

Salary: Circa £95 – £100k

Midlands Connect is a pan-Midlands partnership of 23 Local Authorities, nine Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Chambers of Commerce, Highways England, HS2 Ltd, Network Rail and our Sponsor the Department for Transport.  It aims to deliver the enhanced connectivity required to power the Midlands Engine, maximising the Midlands’ position as a hub of the national transport network; driving economic growth, trade and productivity.

The Midlands Connect region spans the country from Herefordshire in the West to the East Coast in Lincolnshire, and from Derbyshire in the north of our region to Warwickshire in the south.  Our transport network serves several markets – commuters and freight, visitors and business; local, regional, and national traffic traverses our roads and rails.

The Midlands Connect Strategy was published in March 2017 and will help secure the further infrastructure funding needed to lay the groundwork for improved connectivity across the Midlands, bringing the East and West closer together and opening the region’s businesses to the world.

We now need to appoint a Director of Midlands Connect to lead the work to deliver the Midlands Connect Programme whilst ensuring that the Midlands Connect organisation continues to develop its capability and capacity in order that it can effectively manage the transition to being the region’s statutory Sub-national Transport Body.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Partnership’s Strategic Board ensuring close alignment with the Midlands Engine and will be ultimately responsible for ensuring that the organisations programme meets the requirements of the agreed strategy and the aims of its Partners and principal stakeholders.

To view and apply for this vacancy please visit https://jobs.wmca.org.uk/ where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

You can also call 0121 214 7154 to obtain an application form and role profile via the post.

 Closing date: 3 July 2017, 3pm                              Expected interview date: 28 July 2017

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

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