Experts are wanted in a number of sectors to help maximise the impact of the £1.3 billion investment programme.

Representatives are being invited to apply from sectors including:

When needed, successful candidates will advise City Deal leaders including a private sector Economic Strategy Board and the decision-making Joint Committee.

The recruitment of the specialist advisors is among the recommendations of recent reviews into the Swansea Bay City Deal to help speed up its delivery.

Cllr Rob Stewart, Joint Committee Chairman, said: “We’d encourage expressions of interest from specialists in any of the sectors that have identified.

“These sectors represent key themes of the City Deal and areas of the Swansea Bay City Region’s economy that we’re looking to further support.

“We’re now putting all review recommendations in place, which shows how determined we are to soon deliver the transformational projects and well-paid jobs the City Deal will generate.

“The appointment of specialist advisors will bring even more expertise to the process, following on from the setting-up of a private sector Economic Strategy Board that’s already regularly giving invaluable advice to the City Deal’s Joint Committee.”

Candidates are asked to complete an expression of interest form and return it to by Monday September 23, 2019.

Anyone with questions or queries can also call the Swansea Bay City Deal office on 01267 224164.

The Swansea Bay City Deal is a major investment in a number of transformational projects across the Swansea Bay City Region, which is due to be funded by the UK Government, the Welsh Government, the public sector and the private sector.

The City Deal is being led by the four regional local authorities, the two regional health boards, Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.