Preston Vision, the regeneration company formed by the University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council and the North West Development Agency, is recruiting its senior management team.
A 'small, focused, dynamic team' is being put together by newly appointed chief executive Eliot Ward, formerly an area manager with English Partnerships.
Adverts are now running for a projects director on up to £70,000/year, operations director on the same salary and part-time head of marketing and communications on between £40,000 and £50,000/year pro rata.
The organisation was conceived in 2005 to help Preston 'become a major European city' by delivering major mixed-use regeneration projects. Ward's appointment and that of a new board earlier this year were an attempt to refresh its efforts after a lacklustre performance to date. The first big challenge of the new-look company is to help convince the Planning Inspectorate to back plans for Grosvenor and Lend Lease's £700m Tithebarn regeneration scheme.
Ward was not available for comment when contacted this morning.
The closing date for applications is Monday 19 October 2009.