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Could you join the team delivering £1bn North Wales Growth Deal?

NEW recruits are being sought to support the delivery of a £1bn series of transformative economic programmes.

The team leading the Growth Vision for North Wales is looking to fill eight key roles as work begins on the 14 projects that make up the North Wales Growth Deal, signed by both the Welsh and UK Governments in December.

Driven by the North Wales Economic Ambition Board’s Portfolio Management Office – based at Conwy Business Centre, Llandudno Junction – successful candidates will join the 12-strong unit who will take forward schemes in sectors including agri-food and tourism, energy, land and property, digital, and innovation in high-value manufacturing.

Among the positions currently being advertised are: Digital Project Officer, two Project Managers for Land and Property, and Project Managers for Energy and Transport Decarbonisation, Skills and Employment, Graduate Skills and Employment, and Procurement and Social Value.

Portfolio Director Alwen Williams said: “Now the Deal has been signed we can lay the foundations for these programmes and projects.

“More than ever – given the challenges of the last year – it is important we push forward and garner private sector investment while capitalising on the hard work that has taken place up to this point, by the Ambition Board and its partners, notably the Welsh and UK Governments.

“This recruitment drive is pivotal to the next stage of our journey and we look forward to hearing from candidates from across the region interested in joining us as we take the Growth Vision forward over the months and years ahead.”

The main objectives of the Portfolio Management Office are to create 3,800 new jobs by 2036, support an uplift of £2.2bn for the economy over that same period, and deliver total investment of up to £1bn.

Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn, chair of the Ambition Board and leader of Gwynedd Council, says the vacant roles will play a major role in achieving their targets.

“So much progress has been made in past months, in the face of the pandemic, and the time is now to move forward and deliver on the final Deal,” said Cllr Siencyn.

“We hope to see a positive response to this recruitment drive as these are exciting roles – it’s a chance to be part of a transformative era for North Wales.”

Deadlines for the roles are tomorrow (February 17) and March 3. For more information and application details, visit www.supertemps.co.uk/NWEAB.aspx.

For more information on the Growth Deal, follow @northwaleseab (English) and @buegogleddcymru (Welsh) on social media.

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