Group Manager: Growth and Development

4 January 2019
Senior/Executives Appointments
Full Time
County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP.
Chief Executive's
14 January 2019
£51,506 - £57,138 p.a.

Are you at ease with strategic thought and implementation, understand the importance of public service and have experience of promoting investment and growth by working with businesses and the local community?  If you are, we’re looking for you lead Nottinghamshire County Council’s Growth and Development Function. 

Nottinghamshire is a place of legend, famous for its history and unique heritage.  It is a place of ambition, where people are industrious, pioneering and creative.  It is a place where business thrives, creating opportunities and prosperity. Through your inclusive leadership and talent management, we want you to be your own legend and help make Nottinghamshire an even greater place.

We have a fourfold vision for Nottinghamshire – to make it a great place to raise a family; to build a future; to enjoy later life and to start and grow a business.  Nottinghamshire is at the heart of the Midlands Engine, is central to the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and home to the East Midlands Hub Station for High Speed 2.  Nottinghamshire ranks first in the East Midlands for superfast and fibre broadband coverage.

Reporting to the Director of Growth & Investment, you will have the responsibility for leading economic development, skills, digital innovation and transformation, visitor economy initiatives.  You will also be responsible for ensuring the delivery of growth and investment initiatives are in line with the Place Departmental Plan and the Council’s Plan. 


We are passionate about diversity and providing equal opportunity and can offer elements of agile and flexible working.  Join us and you will be part of an organisation that values your contribution and empowers you to make a difference for our people and place.


You will be expected to operate in line with our five workplace values which are:

  1. Open and Accountable: Work honestly and openly, and do what we have agreed

  2. Embrace Diversity: Un tap and harness the power of difference

  3. Courageous: Confident to innovate and improve without fear of failure

  4. Ambitious: Want our services to be the best they can be, and we are making it happen

  5. Collaborative: Work relentlessly to achieve win/win outcomes


Visit our dedicated webpages, which provide information about working in the Place Department:

For more information about this role, please contact David Hughes, Director of Growth & Investment on 0115 977 3825  


Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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