Executive Director - Place
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- Contract Type
- Full time
High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council cover a shared geography stretching from the Peak District in the north to the Trent Valley in the south. We’ve thriving market towns, a hugely popular tourism sector, and excellent connectivity to major transport networks. Since 2008, a single Alliance team has worked across High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands Councils, generating significant savings with improved performance and resident satisfaction.
So far, so good. But if you’re the person we want, you’ll be asking: what next? Well, we think the professional challenge and opportunity – plus the fact that you’re working across two distinct, independent and varied districts – is what makes this role so attractive. Because we’re regularly found in ‘best place to live’ surveys, the challenge of meeting demand for new housing is significant, especially in the context of our ambition to deliver more affordable homes.
Equally, while some of our town centres are already buzzing, there’s more to do in revitalising them. But there’s wind in our sails: a recent Housing Infrastructure Fund bid provided a £2m boost to unlock 675 new homes, and the news that our Future High Street Fund bid for Buxton has progressed to the second round indicates that we’re on the right track here, too.
There’s more to get your teeth into. As part of the Local Industrial Strategy in partnership with our two LEPs – and wider growth plans with two counties – we’re promoting advanced manufacturing, tourism and the mineral products industry. We’re closely involved in the East Midlands One Public Estate (OPE) initiative, working with other public agencies to transform services.
It’s easy to be ambitious; it’s perhaps more impressive that we have the resources, influence and credibility to deliver our ambitions. This role is an exceptional opportunity to focus on delivering our Local Plans, collaborating with funders, developers and other public-sector partners to achieve our ambitious vision for the future. The service is in excellent shape, and the targets are clear: it’s the perfect springboard for an outcome-focused, experienced and well-networked development professional. If you care deeply about making great places even better, we want to hear from you.
Visit www.alliance-place.co.uk to find out more or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.