Regeneration Lead (Localities)

Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
Up to £46359 per annum
Posted
14 May 2021
Closes
11 Jun 2021
Ref
req1077
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

Regeneration Lead (Localities)

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £46,359 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 30th May 2021

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

About us

At Essex County Council we're already making plans to ensure our long-term economic recovery. With unemployment at a 30-year high, we face significant challenges, but we're determined to achieve a strong recovery where economic growth benefits every community in Essex. We're taking this opportunity to create a greener, more productive and fairer economy that is stronger and more resilient than ever before. Working with partners, we are developing an ambitious programme of work to support business recovery and growth, skills development, inward investment and priority economic growth sectors - and to deliver the revitalisation and regeneration of key places.

We want to help secure significant investment and regeneration in localities where improvements are most needed, and where there is the most potential to deliver lasting change for the benefit of the people of Essex. That means identifying the specific challenges faced by areas of deprivation and low employment and putting in place interventions to help overcome them.

About the role

Essex County Council's Localities team is currently working on several projects including strategic regeneration in Clacton, Colchester town deal investment, major investment and regeneration in Harlow, and the delivery of specific projects such as the Tendring bikes and cycle infrastructure project.

We are looking for a Regeneration Lead (Localities) to help drive these exciting opportunities, playing a lead role for ECC in developing place-based strategies and projects, and pursuing major funding opportunities such as the Levelling Up Fund. Within this role, you will develop holistic approaches that will deliver lasting change, building relationships with internal services and districts, and fostering partnership working between different organisations. The role will demand strategic, visionary thinking, but also rigorous evidence gathering and a focus on targeted, measurable outcomes.

With experience of translating a vision or policy into practical objectives, you will be a credible, authoritative leader, adept at developing coherent programmes of work and with the ability to draw together all of the Council's activities in key localities. You will build great working relationships with local partners in those places and develop a deep understanding of how different functions and services can best work together, to maximise our impact and achieve better outcomes for local people

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We're looking for people who combine creativity with the strategic, practical and analytical skills to make real change happen in our communities. You could have gained this experience in a previous regeneration role, or wider roles such as research and analysis, consulting or programme management. We'll expect evidence of project management abilities and the ability to collaborate with others to achieve clear outcomes. You'll also need well-developed interpersonal skills to work with others from many different backgrounds and levels of seniority.

Benefits

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It is important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we are proud to offer flexible working including working at home. The package also includes a clear career path which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, minimum annul leave of 26 days per year, discounted shopping and much more. Find out more about our benefits here.

Apply and next steps

At Essex County Council, we seek the best talent from the widest pool of people - diversity is key to our success and we want to hear from every part of the community.

To apply, please visit our website.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this role, please contact Robert Willis -

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