Director of Growth
Tameside is a forward-looking borough, committed to maximising the wellbeing of our residents, protecting the most vulnerable, putting people at the forefront of services to ensure that every decision supports economic growth and self-sufficiency. Working together, we can grow Tameside and we are looking for an experienced ‘place’ shaper to develop and deliver our gowth, regeneration and economic development ambitions to develop a vibrant economy for our residents.
The Director of Growth will lead a number of key ‘place’ services including Strategic Planning, Development & Policy, Housing & Transport Strategic Infrastructure, Property, Land,Estates & Facilities Management, Employment & Skills, Growth & Development and the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit, developing and implementing a Growth & Development Strategy for Tameside to deliver the outcomes set out in the Local Plan and Council’s financial strategy. Working with colleagues from the CCG and Integrated Care Foundation Trust, the Director of Growth will be integral to the development and implementation of our joint property and asset strategy and plan achieving our aim for one public estate.
You will need to bring proven expertise and knowledge of economic growth, development, planning policy, housing and transport infrastructure, practice and legislation, gained in a large complex organisation with a customer focus, evidencing positive outcomes. A track record of working in successful partnerships with a wide range of internal and external bodies, local and national businesses, government departments and the private and voluntary sectors is essential. You will demonstrate strength in providing visible and supportive leadership, empowering, motivating and developing the team. Experience of effectively managing culture and change initiatives, fostering a positive organisational culture in line with the vision for Tameside, will be required.
If you have the expertise, leadership and ambition required and would like to find out more, please click the 'apply' button below or for a confidential discussion with our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson, please contact Dawn Faulkner on 0121 644 5703 or Philip Emms on 0113 205 6078.
Closing date: 5 October 2018
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