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Regeneration Project Lead

Essex County Council
Up to £46,359 per annum
Closing date
10 Nov 2021
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Regeneration Project Lead

Up to £46,359 per annum

Fixed Term, Full Time

Location: Clacton on Sea

Ref: 3229

Please note this an 18-month fixed term contract, working in partnership with Tendring District Council in Clacton On Sea.

This role is deemed as an ‘anywhere worker’. This means you can work remotely for in the role, with occasional trips to the office (Clacton), based on business need. Further details will be discussed at the interview stage.

About us

At Essex County Council we’re delivering on our plans to ensure long-term economic recovery from Covid-19 and we are taking this opportunity to create a greener, more productive and fairer economy, stronger and more resilient than ever before. Growing our economy and ensuring economic prosperity for the future means attracting and driving investment into the revitalisation and regeneration of our towns and high streets – encouraging quality housing growth, developing more sustainable transport, improving digital outreach across the county and supporting businesses that have been hard hit by the impacts of Covid-19. And it means helping the people of Essex to grow and develop their skills, ready to fulfil the needs of a vibrant new business economy, where local manufacturers and suppliers meet many of the county’s needs.

About the role

This is an exciting new role, working across Essex County Council and Tendring District Council to unlock the great potential in the places and communities of Tendring. The role will understand economic growth benefits, identifying the specific challenges faced within the Tendring District and delivering a programme of place interventions to help overcome them.

As part of the Essex County Council Economic Infrastructure Team, you will be working alongside a group of locality specialists tackling the challenges of deprivation and low unemployment. For this new role, you will be operating across a number of place-based projects relating to the Tendring locality, co-located with Tendring District Council colleagues based in Clacton-on-Sea and tasked by the Corporate Director for Projects at Tendring District Council. Your primary focus will ensure the successful implementation and delivery of key regeneration projects - carrying out research, collating evidence, delivering revenue and capital initiatives, reporting on risks and milestones and fostering partnerships with the many different organisations working across the District. This role demands strategic thinking, but also a rigorous focus on delivery and performance to achieve targeted, measurable outcomes.

With experience of translating concepts into practical objectives and project plans, you are a credible, authoritative leader, adept at developing and delivering coherent programmes of work, with the ability to draw together all of the key stakeholders to align activities towards common goals. You will build great working relationships with local partners in Tendring and across the county to develop a deep understanding of how different partners and services can best work together, to maximise our impact and achieve better outcomes for local people

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We’re looking for people who combine creativity with the practical and analytical skills to make real change happen in our communities. You could have gained this experience in a research and analysis, consulting, change management or a project / programme management role, but you might also be an experienced graduate with strong local insights, a passion for making a difference and a willingness to learn fast. We’ll expect evidence of your strong project management capabilities as well as the ability to collaborate with others on complex initiatives to achieve clear outcomes. You’ll also need well-developed interpersonal skills to work with others from many different backgrounds and levels of seniority and you’ll be able to work primarily from the Tendring District Council offices based in Clacton-on-Sea

Benefits ECC are proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees, including a local government pension, flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave and a range of discounts and loans.

Apply and next steps

At Essex County Council, we seek the best talent from the widest pool of people - diversity is key to our success and we want to hear from every part of the community. Please note that this position will primarily be office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options. More specific details can be discussed at interview stage should you be invited to interview

If you have any questions or would like more information about this role, please contact Lee Heley (TDC Assistant Director – Projects) on 07958 269249 or Andy Burgess (ECC Head of Economic Infrastructure on 07846 838704).

Closing date: 10 November 2021.

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