Make the Midlands your destination


The Midlands Engine Partnership brings voice and vision to the Midlands. We exist to convene and connect; to act as a focal point and a unifying force to accelerate growth by operating at scale; enabling economic transformation and promoting our region at home and abroad.

We bring together public and private sector partners in order to amplify our capacity; enhance our capabilities and create added value for the greater benefit of our region’s places, people, businesses and communities.

We are seeking to recruit to two new exciting and distinct senior leadership roles to complement our existing team:

  • The role of Director of External Affairs will lead and raise awareness of our work in key audiences, celebrating success and drawing the attention of investors and decision-makers to our region.
  • The Director of Delivery role will play an enabling leadership role in a number of our key programmes including supporting strategic spatial planning, enhancing our digital capacity, and pursuing new energy solutions for our region.

We work closely with key participants in the Midlands and the national economy: major employers and communities of SMEs; universities; local and combined authorities and central government. Our role is to create the right environment for discourse, building consensus on key issues such as transport and infrastructure, digital capacity, green growth and economic recovery. By bringing stakeholders together we promote a single, unified voice for the Midlands – championing our region as a destination for investment and creating more opportunities for our communities.

Both these leadership roles come with a breadth of scope and influence. You can expect to be involved in both big picture and small detail issues as part of a small team, so it’s essential that you are versatile and adaptable, and always prepared to step forward and get involved where you can contribute. In return, you can expect autonomy and space to make your mark, and a working environment that is powered by a collaborative approach.

Good luck in your application.

Rachael Greenwood
Executive Director, Midlands Engine