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. This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.
About the role
To lead the brand new Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations function within the West Midlands Combined Authority promoting the ambitions, priorities and achievements of the WMCA to local, regional and national politicians, political advisers, civil servants, non-departmental public bodies, business groups, regulators and other interested stakeholder organisations.
To succeed in the role
- You will need proven experience of public affairs and stakeholder relations at a senior level, along with experience of working directly with and influencing decision making at Executive/Director level;
- You will have a detailed knowledge of all aspects of public affairs and stakeholder relations and its integration with wider operational and strategic business planning.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
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 under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.