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Cardiff Council

Chief Officer Cardiff Capital Region – Investment
Job Category: Other
Contract type: Temporary
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Resources
Grade: Assistant Director
Salary: £86,603
Closing date: 26/06/2019

The Cardiff Capital Region is comprised of ten local authorities:  Blaenau Gwent; Bridgend; Caerphilly; Cardiff; Merthyr Tydfil; Monmouthshire; Newport; Rhondda Cynon Taff; Torfaen; and Vale of Glamorgan. 

The £1.3bn Cardiff Capital Region City Deal signals a region that is ‘open for business’ – and the role of the City Deal Office is to develop and promote the way in which business will be delivered – but certainly not in a business as usual way. Our mantra is good growth and we want to drive the kind of enterprise development that is genuinely sustainable, inclusive and meaningful to the 1.5m people who live in the region. The challenges are significant and in these ever-changing and turbulent times, a greater emphasis is placed on realising the opportunities.  We want our current and future generations to see a bright future in the region and our ambition has to be to move the dial in ways which build greater self-reliance and true sustainability and resilience. The City Deal platform is a significant and potentially, symbolic one. It is our chance to combine economic ambitions and the need for wealth creation with social value creation and a public purpose mind-set.

This isn’t just a job, it’s something you have to feel totally invested in and whether you work in the public, private or community sectors – the term ‘vocational public servant’ will resonate with you. You will be challenged every day and place reliance on your values and judgements as well as a strong sense of commercial acumen and flair. You will understand the need for business discipline to scale the social and economic mission of City Deal and you will demonstrate resourcefulness; problem-framing and solving capabilities and a solid understanding of risk-reward and responsibility alongside the ability to build engagement and trust. The role is a rewarding and exhilarating one and you will need to exhibit adaptive and engaged leadership – working fluidly across public, private and community sectors and effectively within a complex and multi-layered political environment. If this sounds like you – give our Director, Kellie Beirne a call on 07826 919286 or drop her an e-mail kellie.beirne@cardiff.gov.uk or tweet @kelliebeirne – and help make the deal a great one.

This post is temporary until 31st March 2021

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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