Head of Structuring - Investment
West Midlands Combined Authority
Competitive + excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

About Us

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority building a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

We are 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and its locally elected politicians, who know this region best.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands. The Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350 million housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

About the Role

We are now looking for an individual to play a critical role in supporting the development and delivery of investment strategy for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) initiating and delivering innovative approaches to secure and deploy investment.

As our new Head of Structuring- Investment, you will take the lead in developing detailed business cases, negotiate, secure and manage agreements for delivery and play a lead role in assessing projects against risk measures and strategic objectives to ensure best value for money.

The Directorates are responsible for delivering against their plans to meet the long-term strategy for their area and the role of the Investment and Commercial Activities Directorate is to support and provide expert advice with this.

There will also be interaction with the Mayor of the West Midlands and at a senior level with Directors of the seven Metropolitan Councils, 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships and wider membership of non-constituent authorities where the WMCA may co-invest.

We are open to the sectors candidates will have gained their experience in and you may well be working within the Investment or Development sector or in financial services.

Above all, you will have experience of providing specialist advice and support to complex investments with a particular understanding of the rationale and returns for public sector investment and/or the role of patient capital.

You will also be able to bring in-depth and significant knowledge of Loan structures and able to contribute to delivery plans to ensure that value for money is maximised, taking advantage of public/ private sector relationships to leverage funding for the maximum public benefit.

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.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Marek Dobrowolski on 0121 654 5912 or Ruth Hernandez Turner 0121 654 5936

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th November

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

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