Director of Growth & Regulatory Services

Trafford, Greater Manchester
22 Mar 2018
22 Apr 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Trafford: a great place, a great destination and first for investment

Trafford is a prosperous and sought-after place to live with excellent parks and green spaces and thriving town centres, spearheaded by a popular and lively modern market hall in Altrincham, and major cultural and leisure destinations including a dedicated arts centre, theatre and the Intu Trafford Centre – one of the UK’s largest shopping destinations.

We are a key asset to the region with a place at the top table of the Northern Powerhouse – essential to Greater Manchester’s growth plans – contributing over £9.6bn to the Greater Manchester economy. There are 23,000 homes to be built by 2031 and 1.12m square metre of new employment space. We have the development of the University Academy 92 (UA92) here in Trafford which opens up new avenues for economic growth and regeneration. We are also at the heart of the commuter belt with Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly train station and major UK motorway networks on our doorstep. We already have a good story to tell. We now need to grasp the wider opportunities available to us and make strides on the commercial and investment landscape. We need the right person to help us lead and drive our bold and ambitious vision.

Director of Growth & Regulatory Services

(1 year fixed term contract) c.£80k

Trafford is a place where innovation is encouraged, so appointing the right individual with the right credentials, experience, enthusiasm and innovation is essential. We’re a council with big plans and bold ambitions and we need an influential leader to help drive our ambitious growth agenda. Someone who is highly motivated, acts with integrity and can engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholder both internally and externally.

You will be responsible for strategic leadership and a portfolio of services comprising building control, planning, public protection, conservation and design, economic development, land charges, housing development, environment services, licensing and enforcement. You will have the skills to pursue, adapt and lead change. In particular you need to demonstrate flexibility in response to the changing business environment and deliver outcomes that help to make Trafford an even better place to live, work and enjoy.

If you would like further information about the role please contact Richard Roe, Acting Corporate Director Economic Growth & Environmental Infrastructure on 0161 912 4265 or Joanne Hyde, Corporate Director Transformation & Resources on 0161 912 4007.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2018.