Senior Regeneration Officer
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Regeneration Officer to support the development, implementation, and delivery of a range of physical regeneration projects across Medway.
To lead on and deliver specific projects and programmes within the Future High Street Fund, Rochester Riverside and Strood Waterfront Development and other projects within the Regeneration Programme as required.
The Future High Street Fund comprises of a series of projects across Chatham totalling £9.5m. The projects include refurbishment works to the Brook Theatre and St John’s Church, delivery of an Innovation Hub, public realm improvements and the redevelopment of the former Debenhams building, in the town centre. This requires liaison and consultation with external and internal bodies.
Strood Waterfront consists of the former Civic Centre site and Strood Riverside and is a prime residential development site. Flood defences have recently been installed, protecting the development area. The Senior Regeneration Officer will be instrumental in bringing forward the development of the sites, a Supplementary Planning Document was adopted in 2018.
The Senior Regeneration Officer will need to;
Provide general project management lead/support to the Regeneration Programme Manager to secure the delivery of projects and programmes through effective procurement, risk and budget management.
Provide effective support to the Regeneration team and to develop projects, policies, plans, and delivery mechanisms that will result in improvements in the efficiency of the council’s regeneration objectives ensuring delivery meets agreed targets, to time and within budget.
Work closely and maintain constructive relations with other team members and other divisions and provide support and advice as required, contribute proactively to a teamwork culture with regard to day-to-day council business affairs in order to develop effective and efficient working practices.
Present regular project updates to the project boards and stakeholders, including senior officers and elected members, as required
Benchmark relevant data against best practice guidelines, produce and distribute performance reports both internally and to relevant external bodies providing cost effective services to the council.
Identify, develop and promote partnerships and initiatives with relevant internal/external bodies to maximise funding opportunities that lead to improvements in the efficient service delivery. Provide support to enable the preparation of funding bids and the development project business cases.
Develop, plan, implement and maintain cost effective strategies and efficient systems for engaging consultants, sub-contractors, stakeholders and others qualified and engaged in service provision and delivery. Oversee budgets in excess of £10m and undertake budget forecasting and monitoring
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.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please e-mail Elizabeth Westwood on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
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.
How to apply
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS
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, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.