Place Project Officer
We are looking for someone to design and deliver a wide range of projects to improve and enhance the Council’s Greenspaces, and to promote commercial enterprises. Examples include Parks infrastructure development to provide new recreational and well-being opportunities, implementation of a new Play Strategy, or Sports pitch and ancillary buildings improvements.
These will be primarily capital funded and delivered through external contracts.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate project and contract management skills and experience.
A significant capital programme of works is proposed over the next three years to enhance and improve “Place” within Exeter. Funding streams include Section 106 agreements, CIL contributions and a capital programme. External funding will also be sought where appropriate to optimise project delivery, and partnership working will be a key part of the role. Although the primary focus will be on the council’s parks and greenspaces, there will be overlap with many other associated and linked initiatives that are driving Exeter forward as the region’s growth hub.
The successful candidate will have a strategic overview of many areas of the council’s services to ensure key areas are addressed for each project or range of projects, ensure financial control is consistently attained, and be able to design, procure and deliver projects within budgets and timescales.