Worcester creates new economic development and planning role

Published on: 6 Sep 2016

WorcesterWorcester City Council has created a new role at director level role covering economic development and planning policy.

The authority is currently looking for a candidate to fill the position, which has been created to deliver its city centre regeneration.

The job will also involve leading the development of a new masterplan for the city centre and delivering the city’s tourism strategy.

A statement from the council said: “We are planning significant organisational change and this role will offer the opportunity to be part of a wider council wide transformation and develop your strategic and change management skills.”

Other responsibilities in the job will include working with Worcestershire County Council on a new transport plan, and reviewing the city’s public sector assets in collaboration with a new “place partnership” company.

Regeneration of the city’s High Street will also move into its third phase during 2017.

The council has already adopted the joint South Worcestershire Development Plan in partnership with Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils.  

The council is looking for a RTPI qualified planner with experience of delivering economic development or planning at a senior level in a local authority.

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