Head of Growth & Economic Development


*££ Negotiable on exp* *6 Months +*

Our client are a prestigious borough based in East London who are currently looking to appoint an Interim Head of Growth and Economic Development. Responsible for around 20 staff, this role will focus on inward investment, employment opportunities and Town Centre Regeneration.


Developing LA strategies, advice and services to support the Growth Plan to create the conditions for business growth in Tower Hamlets. To actively attract and secure inward investment in the borough with a particular focus on increasing the numbers of mid-sized businesses with the potential to provide sustainable employment opportunities for residents. Develop a network of strategic and tactical contacts in businesses and sectoral trade associations to support this.

Developing LA strategies and advice to support the establishment of businesses in the borough, their growth and their ability to reach new markets.

Further develop and implement the Town Centres and High Streets Strategy, to improve the look, feel and trading conditions of the town centres and markets, making them successful places to do business and attractive places to spend time. Develop cross borough and location specific partnerships to support this.


We are looking for somone with high Knowledge of relevant legislation, legal frameworks and current good practice for:
* The Local Plan and interrelationships between Planning policy, Regeneration, and Economic Growth
* Delivering inclusive growth, including understanding how regional and sub- regional organisations and LEPs impact this.
* Effective inward investment strategies, including key factors influencing decisions on business location and the pivotal role of commercial property in that.
* The renewal of High Streets, town centres and retail and street market development
* Employment legislation
* Commissioning provision of support.
* Any secured grant funding from government, regional and/or European sources

As well as this we would be looking for someone with significant experience of providing advice and interpretation of issues in relation to job portfolio, experience of developing and implementing new and innovative strategies which are effective, and which reflect current best practic as well as signiiffcant expereince in a similar role.

Please apply with submission of your CV and Michael Clark from our London CPE office will be in Touch. For more information and a confidential chat about the position, please do not hesitate to call us on

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Reference: 38254333

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