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Head of Strategic Hub

Head of Strategic Hub
Salary range: £66,552 per annum + excellent benefits
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent


Are you ready to take on an exciting new challenge and play a significant role in the development and delivery of the WMCA's £8 billion Investment Programme?


We are looking for a self-motivated and proactive individual to take on an exciting new role leading the WMCA's Strategic Hub, ensuring a seamless and integrated service to the organisation and its partners.

This is a leadership role in which you will be responsible for leading a key function within the organisation.


About the team
The Strategic Hub will provide support, advice and guidance to all parts of the organisation and its partners to facilitate the achievement of WMCA's strategic objectives and the successful deployment of the Investment Programme to contribute to those objectives.

It will provide assurance to WMCA and its stakeholders that public funds are being appropriately deployed to achieve WMCA's strategic objectives and priorities in a manner that delivers value for money, manages risk and conforms to WMCA's control environment and the highest standards of corporate governance.


Who we are
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.


This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.


Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.


Who we need
Working with the Director of Strategy, you will be responsible for the oversight of WMCA's performance against its strategic objectives.

In addition to this, you will be able to develop successful and productive relationships internally and externally, positioning the Strategic Hub as an enabler to other Business Areas whilst protecting the interests of the organisation of the whole.


You will be working with the WMCA senior management team and each Business Area to ensure the Strategic Hub is adding real value and adapting to change, whilst embedding a culture of continuous improvement across all Strategic Hub functions.

The successful candidate will be a natural leader who can provide direction to the Strategic Hub team, ensuring the development and delivery of the WMCA's objectives.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.


How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.


Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.


Closing Date: 26 February 2020
Interview/Assessment Date: w/c 16 March 2020


We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.


We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.