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Assistant Director- Development & Economy

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Assistant Director- Development & Economy

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £550 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kevin O'shea

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 034

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


The creation of this post in mid-2020 was in response to two significant changes. Firstly, the adoption of the Council's ambitious Growth Strategy in January 2020, and secondly the pandemic and its far-reaching impacts on the economic life of the borough, demand for council services, and the role of the council itself.
Since then, the Development & Economy Team has seen significant growth from a small economic development function to a far-reaching service covering multiple policy areas and significant budgets (capital and revenue), with growing visibility to members and residents. To continue to respond appropriately to this economic shock as it enters its next phase, we need to ensure that we retain the necessary depth of leadership and breadth of senior capacity within the Growth Directorate.
Reporting to the Director of Growth, the post holder will take lead responsibility for regeneration, planning, economic development, skills and employment, business recovery (post COVID), housing and digital infrastructure
-Implementing the Councils Growth strategy
- Overseeing the adoption of the Local Plan in 2022
- Overseeing the pipeline of £23m town centre public realm improvement programme.
- Overseeing  delivery of the Council's planning service and the estate regeneration programme
- Commissioning initiatives that deliver council and community priorities at pace, including a pipeline of future estate and urban regeneration projects; town centre SPDs, etc.
- Leading regeneration and planning delivery teams, directly and through our strategic partnerships.
- Overseeing the council's housing responsibilities, maintaining a strong relationship with our strategic housing partner.
- Defining and initiating the council's future round of regeneration programmes.
- Ensuring that Council's growth ambitions are reflected in the Council's wider strategies and plans across all service areas, and that the Growth Strategy is directly contributing to wider council corporate priorities.
This is a 3 month initial role but likely to extend beyond. Inside IR35 with a day rate of £550/day
For further information or to apply for this role, please contact Kevin O'Shea on 02393876034 or