Cambridgeshire County Council partners with Jobsgopublic in a drive to attract the best talent for future growth initiatives

Cambridgeshire County Council partners with Jobsgopublic in a drive to attract the best talent for future growth initiatives

What happens when councils across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough form a Combined Authority to take advantage of freedom to investment funds previously controlled by Central Government? It generates jobs. And where better to inject this secured investment than into supporting Cambridgeshire’s thriving economy – with plans to revolutionise the transport infrastructure as well as see thousands of new homes built.

Yet when demand for skilled workers outstrips supply, urgent action needs to be taken. That’s why Cambridgeshire County Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and the Greater Cambridge City Deal (a unique academic-business-civic partnership), have partnered with Jobsgopublic to attract the best talent around. Initially they’re looking for 29 ambitious professionals – from transport engineering, town planning and project management to media and communications specialists. It’s a pivotal point to join an innovative council at one of the most exciting periods in its history.

Naturally, they’re keen to tap into the local and nationwide market, but with up to £1bn of investment over the next 15 years, they’re happy to cast their net further afield as well to match their ambitious plans of sustainable travel, housing, innovations and Smart City technology.

And let’s be frank, working and living in Cambridge is a tantalising proposition. With a world-leading University at its heart, Cambridge is one of the UK’s fast growth cities. This small, historic city is now a global centre for pharma, biotech and IT – generating a net gain for the national economy

That’s why the councils have launched – a purpose-built website created in partnership Jobsgopublic - which tells potential candidates everything they need to know about their vision, what they’re offering and what it’s like to work and live in the area.

Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Cambridgeshire has always been a place of firsts and of growth and is now at an incredibly exciting and pivotal time in its history as it looks to secure its place and future role in a global economy.

“We appreciate that with large transport improvements planned and already underway, such as the A14 and Ely bypass, that there is a skills shortage in the area. We therefore need to work harder and search further afield, nationally and possibly internationally, to attract the most talented people to come and work in Cambridgeshire.”

“Cambridgeshire County Council – working with the Greater Cambridge City Deal and South Cambridgeshire District Council - have proved themselves again and again to be a forward-thinking and dynamic authority, not afraid to take risks and innovate where it genuinely benefits their residents, workers and visitors” said Lauren Murphy, Client Partnership Manager for Jobsgopublic.

“It was, therefore, once again a genuine pleasure to be working with them on this campaign. Especially one so unique in nature that will shape the face and infrastructure of the county for generations to come.”


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

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