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WAKEFIELD COUNCIL IS RECRUITING A CITY AND TOWN REGENERATION OFFICER

Deadline for Applications: 20th February 2022

Job Title: City and Town Regeneration Officer
 
Reporting to: Economic Strategy and Programme Manager
                                                                                         
Location: Wakefield One 

Service Area: Economic Growth & Housing

Service Directorate: Regeneration & Economic Growth

Contract: Permanent 

About Wakefield Economic Growth and Skills Service
Wakefield’s Economic Growth and Skills Service is looking for senior officer to join its high-performing team. This is an exciting time to join the service, with an ambitious city centre masterplan in development, a new city centre retail grant scheme launching in 2022 and recent Government announcements which have secured £48 million of investment to fund key regeneration projects in Wakefield and Castleford. 

About the Role 
Wakefield is recruiting a senior officer to lead, manage and develop Wakefield’s City and Town Centres strategy and delivery. 

This role would be suited to someone who enjoys working closely with businesses and strategic partners as well as someone who is passionate about Wakefield district, regeneration, and business support. This is a real opportunity to work with businesses to shape Wakefield as a place to visit, work, live and invest.

For the right candidate, there is also scope for the post to include input into Wakefield’s wider approach to economic development and well-being.

About You 
You have excellent partnership and engagement skills, and an ability to achieve positive outcomes through both the team you directly manage, and wider partners and stakeholders, coupled with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by the type of town centre found in Wakefield district. 

You have experience of developing strategy or policy at senior level, and the skills to work with a range of partner to develop initiative that will make a positive difference to residents, visitors, and businesses in Wakefield. 

You possess excellent report writing skills, an ability to produce clear and concise prose, and use evidence and intelligence well when reporting to our city and town centre boards, partners, funders, and members.  

You understand how to manage a service to meet customer needs, with a track record in delivering results within a similar environment, and an ability and experience of work directly with city and town centre businesses.

You have experience of securing external funding, and knowledge and understanding of the role partners like the Wakefield BID can play in the success of vibrant city and town centres. 

If you are interested in applying for the role, applications can be submitted through the Wakefield job portal homepage .  If you would like to discuss the role before applying please contact Sarah Carling at scarling@wakefield.gov.uk.

Click Here to Download the Job Specification

 
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