Strategic Development Manager (Commercial)

  • Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • £40,000 – £50,000
  • Closing Date:
Company: Blackburn with Darwen Council
Salary: £40,057 - £43,821
Location: Blackburn
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Salary: £40,057 – £43,821 per year

Location: Blackburn

We currently have a new opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-motivated individual to contribute to the work of the Council’s Growth and Development Department.

The post provides a great opportunity to lead on commercial developments supporting the Council’s Growth Programme both through promotion of Council sites and through engagement with private developers for private sites.

You will take a leading role, with the Programme Director, in managing commercial development schemes having regard to the Council’s priorities, Council’s policies, development plans, the needs of stakeholders, commercial viability and all relevant legislation and policies.

Working with external landowners and developers to progress development proposals for key growth sites and programmes you will support the Growth Programme in the presentation of solutions for commercial developments to Chief Officers, Executive Members and other senior stakeholders including funding agencies.

You will take a leading role working with the Growth Team whilst ensuring that good relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders are maintained.

You should be qualified to degree level in a property related field with professional membership of an appropriate body such as RICS and have experience of working in commercial developments on behalf of the public sector bodies and  advising on commercial aspects of development viability.

In return you will have the opportunity to develop your career within a dedicated team, offering you the chance to grow your skills and experience within the field of development.

Please contact Simon Jones, Growth and Development Programme Director  on 01254 273915 for more details and for further informal opportunities to discuss the role.

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The closing date for applications is Friday 23 March 2018. Interviews are planned to be held in April 2018.

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