Executive Recruitment

Service Manager Inclusive Economy and Business Growth

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North Tyneside Council
The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside
Closing date:
2nd November
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
2nd November 2020 at 9am
Longlist meeting
12th November 2020
Technical interviews
19th November 2020
Online assessments
w/c 23rd November 2020
Final interviews
w/c 30th November 2020


North Tyneside is looking for outstanding leaders to join its ambitious regeneration and economic development team who will shape the future of the Borough and realise the potential of its residents and businesses.

North Tyneside is a great place to live, work and visit, with a range of housing, great schools, strong transport links and a fabulous environment that connects country, river and award-winning coast.  As a Council we already have a track record of success but there is more to be achieved. We have an Elected Mayor and Cabinet with clear ambitions for the Borough. We are already attracting more businesses to the area including SMEs and international companies, and are creating new jobs. We already have business parks at Cobalt and Quorum, and we are developing plans for the north bank of the River Tyne to provide opportunities for offshore energy, green technology and advanced engineering.  Together, we are determined to deliver high performing local services and make a success of our communities and economy, and with an agreed Local Plan there is a fifteen year vision for how the Borough might look in the medium to long term. We are now seeking two highly qualified and experienced individuals to turn our plans and ambitions into reality.

Working with partners will be critical, be that within the Council, local businesses, developers, the education sector, the Local Enterprise Partnership, Nexus (our local transport body) and others with an interest in the prosperity of North Tyneside. The Council is part of the North of Tyne Combined Authority and these roles will play a critical role in that relationship.

As our new Service Manager for Inclusive Economy and Business Growth you will be responsible for delivering our priorities around inclusive and green economic growth and turning these into deliverable projects and activities that benefit our residents and businesses. Alongside this you will represent the Council’s economic interests regionally, nationally and internationally, securing funding and investment that delivers sustainable and inclusive economic growth. 

We are seeking candidates with strong leadership skills and who are able to operate at a strategic level and influence decision making. Candidates will need to demonstrate a practical background in regeneration and economic development and will be able to speak credibly to the development and business community and develop the right partnerships to bring prosperity to our Borough and support the future of our successful economy.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
0113 205 6080
Anna Scaife
0113 416 6772
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