Assistant Director: Growth & Regeneration

Posted 20 May 2022
Salary£650.00 - £750.00 per day
Job type Temporary
DisciplineProfessional & Technical
ContactAggie Skibniewska

Job description

Opus People Solutions on behalf of Peterborough City Council are recruiting for an Assistant Director: (Growth & Regeneration) to join their team on a temporary contract for minimum of 3 months possibly 6 months starting ASAP. You will have a direct control on hte faniaclal impacts such as Capital Budgets and Incime Support growth from £10m up to £40m.This role is based in Peterborough offering hybrid work 3 days home working and 2 days per week office based.

Working Hours: 37 hrs per week paying £650 - £750 per day DEO.

Some Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities but more to be discussed :

1.Act as the service lead on all economic growth and regeneration service areas delivering innovative and high-quality services.
2. To ensure services across the councils have a clear strategic direction with coherence between functions and responsibilities, established through service and organisational plans, and within the resources allocated, with the aim of achieving business objectives, enabling transformation and delivering performance improvements
3. Support the Executive Director Place and Economy to lead the economic growth agenda by ensuring that policy, operational and commissioned service delivery maximises development and investment opportunities.
4. Ensure the delivery of the councils' capital regeneration programme, in particular, major flagship schemes in Peterborough including the new University, the Station Quarter and other city centre projects.
5. To lead PCC's management and delivery of the New Towns Fund, expected to be up to £25m in total, as set out in the Town Investment Plan and lead the work of the Towns Fund Board in managing programme delivery.
6. Lead the Peterborough regeneration team within the Place & Economy Directorate and associated contracts, s.
7. Actively encourage innovation and creativity across the services managed and commissioned, pushing boundaries to improve efficiency, provide value for money and achieve new ways of working. JD & Guidance Notes -
8. To provide strategic leadership in working with key partners on economic growth strategies and delivery across the sub region including the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Opportunity Peterborough
9. To provide growth leadership for the Council in supporting and advising other Place & Economy, and wider Council teams, to help deliver sustainable economic growth.
10. Lead and represent the Councils are required on wider regional economic partnerships, and the Growth Cities.
11 To oversee the delivery of the Peterborough Integrated Renewables Infrastructure (PIRI) project working with Government and partners across the energy sector.
12 Promote managerial responsibility for cross-organisational team working, and to manage boundaries with other agencies and partners, to improve services and solve problems in a coherent and integrated manner;
13 To build trust and confidence with elected Members at the council as well as parish and town councils and to deliver relevant and best professional advice, guidance and information to these bodies in an intelligible and timely fashion. 14 Corporately to engage with the public, key stakeholders and the media to build and maintain support for services provided and ensure that the councils' reputation is developed and delivered through a planned and sustained approach, maximising positive coverage in all media coverage, in order to promote public confidence in the council and to ensure that the area is recognised as a place where people want to live, work, visit and invest.
15 To ensure that the area continues to attract the resources need to enable growth through extensive partnership working and building effective relationship, within the Council and across broader strategic partnerships
16 To take direct responsibility for a budget and, as such, ensure full compliance with the relevant legal, financial and procurement requirements and frameworks across the council and to ensure that all services/functions are delivered within and to budget and meet any identified and agreed savings targets.
17 To develop and embed a performance culture .
18 To provide managerial and strategic leadership to ensure that management plans and strategies are regularly reviewed and updated to support performance improvement. To manage staff and develop strong and effective relationships with partner organisations, the businesses community and contractors.
19 To monitor the performance of all managed and contracted services and to lead corrective action where performance falls short of policy objectives ensuring that effective risk JD & Guidance Notes - new format 11 May 2006 management arrangements are in place, to minimise the councils' exposure to risk and uncertainty.
20 To provide strong and credible commercial acumen in order to drive the delivery of regeneration and related projects to the benefit of the Council and the communities they represent.
21 To maximise opportunities for attracting funding from external agencies, both public and private sector, to deliver infrastructure and projects that will drive sustainable economic growth, including the Towns Fund and government supported programmes associated with economic recovery from COVID.
22 To undertake any other duties and responsibilities .
23 To demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people's behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.
24 To oversee and support Westcombe Engineering, the Council owned manufacturing business in Peterborough
Act as the service lead on all economic growth and regeneration service areas delivering innovative and high-quality services.