Commercial Manager

  • Trafford Council
  • £40,000 – £50,000
  • Closing Date:
Company: Trafford Council
Salary: £46,572 to £49,529
Location: Trafford
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Employer Trafford Council

Address Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH

Salary £46,572 to £49,529

Salary Grade Band 12

Job category Environment

Job Type Economic Development

Working Pattern Full Time

Working hours 36.25

Contract type Permanent

Closing date 28 October 2019

Interview date To be advised


Trafford: a great place, a great destination and first for investment

Trafford is a prosperous and sought-after place to live with excellent parks and green spaces and thriving town centres, each with their own unique identity and including the popular and lively modern market hall in Altrincham, and major cultural and leisure destinations including a dedicated arts centre, theatre and the Intu Trafford Centre – one of the UK’s largest shopping destinations.

We are a key asset to the region with a place at the top table of the Northern Powerhouse – essential to Greater Manchester’s growth plans – contributing over £9.6bn to the Greater Manchester economy. There are 23,000 homes to be built by 2035 and 1.12m square metre of new employment space. We have the development of the University Academy 92 (UA92) which opens up new avenues for economic growth and regeneration.

We are also at the heart of the city region with Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly train station and major UK motorway networks on our doorstep. We already have a good story to tell. We now need to grasp the wider opportunities available to us and make strides on the commercial and investment landscape.

We need the right people to help us lead and drive our bold and ambitious vision.

Trafford is a place where innovation is encouraged, so appointing the right individuals with the right credentials, experience, enthusiasm and innovation is essential. We’re a council with big plans and bold ambitions and we need two influential leaders to help drive our ambitious growth agenda. Leaders who are highly motivated, act with integrity and can engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholder both internally and externally.

You will be expected to lead the commercial work stream within the Development team.

Working with the Council’s finance team to prepare and review commercial viability, cost planning, contract negotiations and the internal governance requirements to deliver positive outcomes for the Council.

Set the direction of partnerships and joint venture opportunities within the Development Management team ensuring that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined.

Lead on the development of business cases, cost plans and funding strategies to support the Council’s development activities.

If you would like further information about this permanent role please contact Richard Roe, Corporate Director of Place on 0161 912 4265 or via email at the following:

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