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Director of Regeneration & Development

Harrow London Borough Council
Harrow, London (Greater)
circa £125,000
Closing date
20 Jun 2022
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Harrow is a diverse borough, and we want a leadership team to match. As such, we’re open to a range of unique talent and experiences. If you have the right attitude, leadership potential and transferable skills then we want to hear from you.

Harrow represents all that’s good about outer London life – but it could be even better. We’re determined to create a thriving, modern, inclusive and vibrant borough that residents can be proud of. Our ambitious plans have put affordable, high-quality homes; jobs and investment; and cleaner, greener Neighbourhoods at the top of the agenda. Now, we need inspirational leaders to lead the way – and build a better Harrow. 

As Director of Regeneration, you’ll help us achieve our regeneration goals. It means setting strategic direction and providing the vision to guide our plans. Our £multi-million programme covers everything from new schools and homes to new employment spaces – and requires expert co-ordination. You’ll lead and marshal the public sector, private sector and community, and oversee progress through the Harrow Strategic Development Partnership (HSDP).

To ensure our teams are delivering at their best, you’ll champion service transformation, steer change programmes and drive exciting improvements. Through exemplary leadership, you’ll inspire some 120 people to excel across a host of key services, from development and statutory and spatial planning, to building control, planning enforcement and commercial property.

At this level, you’ll be responsible for managing finances, honing performance and developing services via commercial thinking. Strong strategic partnerships will play a big part and you’ll foster collaboration.

It all adds up to a vital role at the heart of our Place Directorate Management team. And for this kind of challenge, we need a very special leader. 

We’re looking for a resilient and determined professional, who’s an excellent communicator. Enthusiastic and politically sharp, you’ll bring a proven track record in place-based leadership, including regeneration, development, strategic planning or another key area. Thanks to this background, you can manage complex, inter-related services, achieve transformation and co-design in consultation with residents. Plus, you’re aware of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards. 

While this is a senior local government role, we’re keen to hear from people with experience or looking to step up in their career as well as those with transferable experience currently working in other sectors. Your leadership, attitude and focus on service are what’s important. We’re committed to development here at Harrow, so we’ll support you to be successful if you bring the right attitude. Support those stepping up or transferring from other sectors.

If you also have the credibility to build partnerships and get the best out of teams, now’s the time to join us. Create the best-ever Harrow.

If you’re committed to a vibrant, diverse Harrow, and would like to use your experience and leadership to drive services for our residents, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information: Josh Bembridge on / 07739 985 331 or Rob Naylor on / 07922 417 550.

Please click apply below to find out more about the role and about Harrow.

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