Our senior leadership team are responsible for the overall development and implementation of policy and initiatives to drive sustainable growth across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area and beyond. The team oversee and support their teams to deliver various elements the delivery of the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan and its contribution to the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy.
GBSLEP is in receipt of material sums of public sector funding it is therefore key that it can evidence to both local and national stakeholders that it has robust and transparent processes and procedures in place to deliver it’s required aims. The governance team play an important role in supporting our Board and sub-Boards as well as close links with key government departments.
The support team provide critical functions to ensure the smooth operation of GBSLEP – spanning across Human Resources, Finance and executive support. The team embodies our culture of ambition, collaboration, delivery and continuous improvement, and ensure everyone across the organisation is enabled to achieve their full potential and that GBSLEP achieves the targets set out in its Strategic Economic Plan.
The Programme team ensure that GBSLEP achieves the targets set out in its Strategic Economic Plan by enabling the successful delivery of supporting capital projects. The team is responsible for the delivery of a pipeline of exciting and strategically significant projects that generate jobs, improve transport links, create houses and upskill our people. Major programmes include the £433m Local Growth Fund and the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone.
Strategy (Skills, Place, Business & Innovation)
The strategy team works across the three core pillars of GBSLEP’s Strategic Economic Plan to design and deliver policy interventions that drive economic growth, create jobs and improve the quality of life across our area. The team play a pivotal role in delivering the LEPs agenda and work closely with key stakeholders across industry, the public sector and education to ensure we make meaningful interventions.
Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
With so many exciting projects and stories to shout about, this busy department takes the lead on shining a light on the impact made by GBSLEP investments. As well as sharing news, the department produces key pieces of annual communication, including reports and events, and works closely with local and national stakeholders to highlight their stories too.
The Growth Hub team is a diverse group with a range of different expertise and professional backgrounds. Trained to industry accredited standards, the Hub team offer the best advice and guidance available. Business advisers understand the funding, finance and support landscape and work with businesses to realise their growth ambitions.
Working for GBSLEP offers you the opportuntity to make a real and positive difference to the region and build lasting relationships with our broad set of stakeholders. We provide an environment where you can learn, develop your skills and make an impact across a variety of functions including; policy, programme and project management, communications, business support and more.
Encouraging a good work-life balance for all through our flexi-time and family friendly policies Inclusive and supportive leadership that values everyone’s contribution Learning and Development opportunities An attractive pension and annual leave scheme An employee assistance programme offering advice, support and counselling from mental, physical and financial experts, including access to a GP 24/7 online or by phone and career support. Various in-house initiatives to show colleague appreciation and team social events. A full list of benefits will be discussed during interview / appointment / induction stage.
Our ethos is to create a positive IMPACT in all that we do, we achieve this through;
Creating a culture of continuous improvement. Being dynamic and adaptable to change in a fast-paced business environment.
Managing, leading and developing
Taking ownership of personal development through self-reflection and a desire to improve. Building capability of others through leadership and coaching skills.
Understanding our vision and acting as a brand ambassador in pursuit. Being proud to be part of the team and influencing meaningful change.
Delivering quality results and operating against a standard of excellence. Setting and achieving ambitious goals / objectives.
Establishing strong working relationships with stakeholders and working in partnership to achieve effective business outcomes. Acting inclusively and creating a harmonious working environment built upon trust and integrity.
Using appropriate judgement when analysing information or problems in order to create effective ways of working. Assessing the economic environment and shaping its impact on company performance.
GBSLEP are passionate about our impact on society and its citizens.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
GBSLEP are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in all of our activities. This involves ensuring a working environment that is free from discrimination and prejudice and where everyone is treated with respect and courtesy.
We continue to work across the organisation to adopt best practice in our polices, processes and ways of working. GBSLEP are dedicated to practical action to ensure equality and diversity, which is driven by inclusive, visible leadership and working with its team members to ensure everyone reaches their full potential.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group are committed to this cause and regularly come together to drive change needed in this area.