Head of Property, Investment and Regeneration

Lancaster, Lancashire
£51,300 - £64,369 per annum
07 Jul 2020
27 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking for a creative, inspirational and commercially minded leader who is able to translate vision and strategy into reality. You should have extensive commercial development experience and be able to demonstrate exemplary collaborative and partnership working skills with consultants and developers.

Lancaster is in the county of Lancashire and is at the heart of one of the fastest growing economic regions in the UK. The district is ambitious and is at the forefront of innovation and prosperity. It boasts a rich portfolio of assets stretching out across the stunning coastal landscape of Morecambe Bay, along with views of the Lake District and two areas of outstanding natural beauty. It has unique historic landmarks such as Lancaster Castle, which is still in the possession of the Queen, as the Duke of Lancaster.

Lancaster is one of England’s most vibrant historic cities, where culture and heritage captivate and inspire. The proposed prospect of the Eden Project North in Morecambe only adds to the momentum building in the region. It has world class universities and quality schools within its boundaries, boasts excellent transport links and a growing digital sector. The district is one that looks to the future yet is proud of its heritage. 

Given our highly ambitious plans to enhance the economy, the environment, neighbourhoods and the wellbeing of our communities, there’s never been a better or more exciting time to join us in this pivotal role and help deliver our vision for the district, enabling it to thrive as a vibrant regional centre in the north west of England. 

There are a number of exciting large-scale projects in development, transformational regeneration of Morecambe Town Centre, commercial regeneration as part of the Heysham Gateway, a substantial garden village project, exciting plans for a mixed-use city centre regeneration and coastal and flood defence projects. You will be responsible for leading and delivering these projects within agreed timescales along with developing and implementing the council’s asset management and investment strategy.

The hours of work for this position are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday. The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. This post is based at Palatine Hall.

A Full UK driving license is essential, as the post holder must be able to travel between sites.  

Earlier this year, Lancaster City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and will strive towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be required to contribute and work towards reducing carbon emissions within the District.

Would you like to be part of our growing success? If so, for full job description and to apply please visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/jobs and complete the online application form. It’s really important that your application clearly demonstrates how your experience and knowledge meet our needs and ambitions.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity prior to applying, please contact Jason Syers, Director for Economic Growth and Regeneration, on 01524 582302 or jsyers@lancaster.gov.uk.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.

Closing date: Monday 27 July 2020

Interview date:

Thursday 3 September 2020  and Friday 4 September 2020

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