Director of Planning quits control of Colindale - and everywhere else!

Job Details
Director for Planning, Environment and Regeneration
Location: Barnet, North London

Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £140,000 per annum
Date posted: 18 February 2011
Recruiter: London Borough of Barnet

This is an opportunity for regeneration professionals with extensive project management experience to be at the forefront of redevelopment in the London Borough of Barnet.

Why join us?
It is a really exciting time to be working for the London Borough of Barnet. We’ve always prided ourselves on actually realising the grand plans that we speak about. The major regeneration and redevelopment happening here right now is testament to this.

There are numerous large-scale projects in the pipeline, with the £4.5bn Brent Cross project making headlines with its big long-term plans for the neglected suburb. Our plans are ambitious and to ensure that they’re delivered to the highest standards, our forward-thinking Senior Management Team is looking to partner with the private sector.

These impressive projects will give you the opportunity to gain extensive experience in regeneration on a grand scale. You will be influencing and leading a high-profile agenda and can expect your career to take off in this innovative, motivating environment.

The role
You will be responsible for driving every aspect of the Borough’s regeneration strategy and meeting our challenging objectives. This is a wide-reaching role, with the core aims being protecting and enhancing the physical environment in order to improve people’s lives. The remit of the position includes community safety, waste management, highways and economic development.

Your role will be largely focused on providing the strategic leadership for the redevelopment agenda which will depend heavily on your success in partnering with the private sector. We are expecting you to radically transform the way in which services are provided through the creation of integrated, new delivery models that drive through key services.

The requirements
The scope of this role demands a leader with an unrivalled level of experience in regeneration and redevelopment. Your senior management background will have equipped you with the ability to think and work strategically. You will also have strong skills in negotiating and influencing on complex projects.

Vital to your success will be an ability to build broad networks and partnerships across the public, private and voluntary sectors, ensuring that we deliver every project to both high standards and best value. Commercial acumen and the ability to develop commercial opportunities is therefore key.

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