Assistant Director (Planning, Regeneration & Transport)

Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£87,791 per annum  
18 Mar 2019
10 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Regeneration & Environment 

Planning, Regeneration & Transport

Based at:  Riverside House

Salary details: £87,791 per annum  
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent

Closing date: 10 April 2019


The Role

This is an exciting time to join Rotherham and make a real difference. We are looking for an outstanding Assistant Director who will bring a track record of delivering and transforming a range of services, helping to progress the Council further on its future journey.

We’re seeking a leader who can meet the challenge, through sustainable, innovative and creative ways of working whilst having a passion for service excellence in order to create an outstanding service to the people, businesses and communities of Rotherham. Effective partnership working both internally and externally will be critical to the role and so you will need to be able to provide high level challenge and bring negotiating and influencing skills to communicate with stakeholders to explain proposals and gain consensus to desired change.

As Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration and Transport, you will play a lead role in driving the economic growth of the Borough by working with our partners on the Business Growth Board to deliver the 10 year Economic Growth Plan and delivery on key, major regeneration projects including the Town Centre Masterplan delivery (e.g. Forge Island), Gulliver’s, employment and skills, Advanced Manufacturing Park/Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID), transport interventions, property/Asset Management and playing an influential role in the Sheffield City Region.

We will also ask you to drive forward service excellence across a broad range of important and vital services such as Planning and Building Control, Regeneration and Economic Development (RiDO), Transport and Infrastructure, Asset Management (incl. Corporate Landlord) as well as Facilities Services (inc. Cleaning services, Schools Catering, Caretaking and School Crossing Patrols). Under your leadership, your teams will help deliver economic growth and regeneration for the Borough and delivering value for money services whilst improving outcomes for our residents.

With experience of leading a diverse management team in a similarly complex organisation, you’ll have also successfully controlled large budgets and be able to actively demonstrate delivery of high performing, efficient services. You will know how to apply risk management while setting strategies, and have a thorough understanding of the legislation, issues and agendas facing local government.

So if you want to flourish in an innovative, honest and straight-forward culture, managing change to improve outcomes for the people of Rotherham, we would love to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Paul Woodcock, Strategic Director directly on 01709 823815 or email

Alternatively please visit for further information about Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Regeneration & Environment Directorate.

The recruitment process will comprise of an assessment centre followed by a final formal interview.

Assessment Centre date: Friday 3rd May 2019

Final Interview date: Friday 10th May 2019

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

This post is classed as 'politically restricted' under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.

In order to support the Council’s requirement to save a further £41 million from its budget, by collective agreement, from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020 there is a temporary 1.15% pay reduction from the advertised substantive salary quoted, which will be spread out by means of a weekly/monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part time workers and new starters in year) will be granted.

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).