Head of HIF & Regeneration

Chatham, Kent
£48,501- £64,400
01 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Closing Date: 30th April 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 10th May 2021

Apply for this exciting role to lead on the delivery of Medway’s monumental regeneration programme, ensuring all our communities benefit from developments across Medway. Our regeneration programme includes Medway’s Housing Infrastructure Fund Programme worth £170m, Rochester Riverside, our flagship regeneration site, and our ambitions to deliver new commercial workspace for businesses at Innovation Park Medway. You will report to the Assistant Director for Regeneration, ensuring there is a clear delivery plan for your service driven forward at pace. You will work closely with our partners and stakeholders to deliver current and future chapters in Medway’s story. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated Head of Service to join the Regeneration Division within the Regeneration, Culture and Environment Directorate at Medway, who can bring a strong track record of capital delivery and strategic steer to help shape Medway’s future. We are ambitious for the people and place of Medway. Medway is a great place to live, work, learn and visit and we’re keen to share our story with you.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after educationenvironmentsocial carehousingplanningbusiness and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Sunny Ee on 01634 331020

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

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Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.