Director of Economy

Wiltshire Council
Salary circa £100,000

Wiltshire is a large unitary authority with a strong military presence, home to health and life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and digital industries as well as some of the most ancient monuments in the UK with World Heritage Sites at Stonehenge and Avebury. As a council, they have ambitions to deliver growth and employment opportunities in partnership with our businesses and investors.


As the new Director of Economy, you will lead on the development of Wiltshire’s strategies for economic growth, regeneration, business support and employment, skills development and tourism. You will build on their strong relationships with key partners ranging from the military and public sector agencies to landowners and education establishments, and of course, regional bodies and national government.

You will bring a successful track record of leading economic strategies, regeneration, attracting funding and delivering skills programmes at executive level, and will thrive on turning political aspirations into tangible outcomes within a large geographical footprint. Above all, your collaborative style will enable Wiltshire to bring together industry, government and communities to ensure the success of its economy.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.


Closing Date: 14th January 2024

First Stage Interviews: Late January 2024

Final Panel Interview: Early February 2024

Useful Links
Business Plan VIEW
Wiltshire's Identity VIEW
Chippenham One Plan VIEW
Salisbury CAF VIEW
Porton Science Park VIEW
Local Plan/Review VIEW