Group Head of Legal, Governance & Procurement

Job Summary
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
31/05/2020 23:59
£70,047 Annually
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37 hours per week
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Closing date:
31 May
Further Information

Tees Valley Combined Authority, South Tees Development Corporation and Teesside International Airport

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit. This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of dynamic organisations at a senior level and which offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the long term economic development of an entire region.

Tees Valley Combined Authority
The Tees Valley Combined Authority was created in April 2016. Our purpose is to drive economic growth and job creation in the area. We are a partnership of five authorities; Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, working closely with the business community and other partners to make local decisions to support the growth of our economy. Under the devolution deal with Government, we took on responsibilities previously held by Westminster and Whitehall: for transport, infrastructure, skills, business investment and culture and tourism. The region has one of only nine directly elected Metro Mayors - in May 2017 the people of the Tees Valley elected their first Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, who chairs the Combined Authority Cabinet. The Combined Authority has agreed a £588million Investment Plan to be delivered over the next ten years, with more than £256million assigned to the region’s transport infrastructure.

South Tees Development Corporation
The South Tees Development Corporation is an exciting new enterprise that is crucial in promoting the economic development and business growth in Tees Valley. Covering 4,500 acres, it is the first Mayoral Development Corporation to be set up outside of Greater London. It is chaired by the Tees Valley Mayor and supported by a powerful board that exemplifies a strong private-sector and local community focus. The South Tees redevelopment programme represents the largest single regeneration opportunity in the UK and is a complex major capital works undertaking across a 25-year timeframe, involving a new public-private joint venture delivery vehicle. This role will support the running of the corporation and the delivery of STDC’s commercial strategies to generate revenues, inward investment and lead to significant sustainable economic growth.

Teesside International Airport
It is an exciting time to be joining the team working on developing Teesside International Airport and to be able to play a part in its significant ten-year turnaround plan. The airport has a catchment of more than 2.5million people within a 60-minute drive time and is at the heart of our £13.1billion economy. It sits in the heart of 819 acres of developable land and is one of the region’s biggest assets. It was brought back in to public ownership by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority (which is its majority shareholder), and has an ambitious strategy for future development on aviation and wider business development opportunities.

Key Strategies
The Tees Valley Combined Authority has an ambitious Strategic Economic Plan to grow the local economy. Our plan will see the creation of 25,000 new jobs in the region over the next ten years, creating a period of sustained economic growth through inward investment.

Tees Valley has a world-class reputation across our key sectors with an established infrastructure and supply chain in the offshore, advanced manufacturing and engineering, chemicals and process and logistics sectors. Key emerging sectors include life sciences, digital, energy and renewable and business services. Significant investment has been made in infrastructure and facilities, creating sectors that are full of potential for future investors.

Tees Valley has many advantages over other areas. Not only are we a cost-competitive location, we are also ripe for investment, with exciting new opportunities on the South Tees Development Corporation, at Teesside International Airport, the new Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park and Central Park, a major hub for healthcare and life sciences businesses.

Our Group Head of Legal, Governance & Procurement will have an important role to play in delivering our plans and taking us on to the next stage of our journey. If you share our ambitions, relish opportunities to work across organisations in partnership with public and private stakeholders at national, regional and local level, and have the skills and values to support and contribute successfully to a high performing team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.