Head of Development

  • Trafford Council
  • £50,000 - £60,000
  • Closing Date:
Company: Trafford Council
Salary: £58,821 to £64,370
Location: Trafford
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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

Salary £58,821 to £64,370

Salary grade SM4B

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 have a key role in the Council’s new development team, working with the Director of Development to bring forward development of Council assets, both solely and in partnership. You will also identify new opportunities for development, through asset review with the Council’s property team, acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

You will also ensure the effective project and budget management of development schemes to meet Council objectives, working with internal and external colleagues. You will provide leadership, direction and support to the Development Team, and be accountable for the management of consultants, contractors and the bid process for new developments.

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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