Can you deliver Growth for all…?
Apply for this exciting role to lead on Medway’s monumental regeneration programme, ensuring all our communities benefit from developments across Medway. Our regeneration programme includes Medway’s Housing Infrastructure Fund Programme worth £170m, Rochester Riverside, our flagship regeneration site, and our ambitions to deliver new commercial workspace for businesses at Innovation Park Medway.
You will report to the Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive, ensuring there is a clear strategic vision for your services driven forward at pace. You will work closely with our partners and stakeholders to create the next chapter in Medway’s story.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated Assistant Director to join the Regeneration, Culture and Environment Directorate at Medway, who can bring new ideas and a track record of delivery to help shape Medway’s future.
We are ambitious for the people and place of Medway. Medway is a great place to live, work, learn and visit and the Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive is keen to share our story with you.
Please note: This post is permanent and funded from capital. This role is aligned with the HIF Programme, albeit other capital projects may be delivered beyond March 2024 which the AD Regeneration would be responsible for
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
For more information about the role or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810743) or Rachel Cox (0113 2056068) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson | www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe68421
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.