Assistant Director Economy

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Rochdale Borough Council
£72,265 - £83,514
Closing date:
31st March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
31st March 2023
Longlist meeting
5th April 2023
Stakeholder panels
w/c 10th April TBC
Final Interviews
21st April 2023


Rochdale Borough is a significant economic growth opportunity for Greater Manchester and the wider North West region. We are already delivering on our plans to create over one million square metres of employment space, 20,000 jobs, and 10,000 new homes connected by new and enhanced infrastructure and transport links, and the regeneration of our town centres. Home to 8,000 businesses, the Northern Gateway, a Mayoral Development Zone and the Rochdale Rail Corridor - the scale of opportunity is huge.

As our new Assistant Director of Economy, you will be responsible for a range of services that will allow us to realise our economic and regeneration strategy. You will play a leading role across a wide range of partners, communities and stakeholders, being a keen advocate for our borough. But most importantly you will have the passion, ambition and drive to realise our ambitions and deliver for our residents and businesses.

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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.

Philip Emms
07590 225 472
Louise Bickley
0113 205 6068
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