Chorley Council is a fast paced and forward thinking organisation with an ambitious agenda.Our aim is to build a strong local economy by bringing forward major Council employment sites for development; thus realising a financial return for the authority and generating employment opportunities for the community.
The positon of Property, Development & Business Growth Manager is a new and important role that provides the opportunity for you to make your mark and deliver results which make a tangible difference.
About the role
In this exciting role, you will have considerable scope to utilise your commercial mind-set and implement innovation. You’ll be responsible for leading major projects to secure significant Council, other public sector and private investment to bring forward and implement borough development. You will also undertake a wholesale review of the Council’s assets.
On an operational level, you’ll be responsible for leading a professional team of c10 permanent staff who will look to you for leadership and a clear sense of direction. On a project by project basis, you will also be responsible for professional and technical teams, made up of external consultants.
You will be a Chartered Surveyor - preferably with a commercial focus and experience of development. Key to your success will be your experience of working in property, economic development, estate functions and business engagement. You will need to have drive, resilience and be able to work at a fast pace with an understanding of how a local authority works - as well as budgets, and the political environment. If you have the leaderships skills, commercial acumen and ability to manage complex relationships - together with a demonstrable track record of delivering results in property and commercial development, we would welcome an application from you.
We’re an extremely ambitious council. Our proud track record of achievement for innovative work has made a positive contribution to the lives of our residents - who always remain central to everything we do. We’re also a great council to work for, as shown by our staff satisfaction survey. You will find we have broken down much of the bureaucracy that often impedes many councils, so we can support you in genuinely making things happen, pushing new boundaries and taking measured risk.
This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding job that is balanced by working for a supportive and friendly council with family friendly policies.
Chorley and the surrounding area is a fantastic place to live, offering great schools and a wide range of affordable housing, good rail and motorway links – with a choice of bustling cities, historic towns, pretty villages or beautiful rural living all within easy commuting distance.
As an employee, you’ll enjoy a variety of benefits. You will benefit from flexible working, local government final salary pension scheme, subsidised car lease scheme, healthcare cash plan, an employee reward scheme, and free car parking. Additionally, you will receive a generous leave entitlement including 22 days of annual leave, up to 13 flexi days, plus bank holidays and 3 additional days over Christmas, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave annually.
To apply for this posts you can either email your CV to email@example.com or visit our website where you can upload your CV.
Closing date: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Interviews: w/c 14th January 2019