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Programme Director - Regeneration

AKTON Resourcing Ltd
United Kingdom
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Contract / Freelance
Full Time
Job Function
Programme Director

Job Title: Programme Director - Strategic Regeneration Partnership

Role Summary:

An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Programme Director to lead a transformative Strategic Regeneration Partnership (SRP) aimed at revitalizing a vibrant city center. This role demands a seasoned professional with a proven track record in directing high-impact regeneration projects, preferably within a fast-paced public sector environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Programme Management: Establish and maintain rigorous programme management frameworks and documentation to ensure seamless alignment with existing governance structures.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Actively manage relationships with key public sector partners and influential stakeholders, driving collaboration and ensuring long-term support for regeneration initiatives.
  • Procurement Leadership: Lead the procurement of a development partner within the first six months, leveraging your expert knowledge to secure the most advantageous and compliant route to market.
  • Strategic Planning: Finalize Strategic Regeneration Frameworks within 12 months to underpin an ambitious mixed-use development programme aligned with the city center masterplan.
  • Land and Site Assembly: Identify and assemble key land and sites to ensure a financially viable development pipeline that supports the broader vision of economic prosperity.
  • Risk and Financial Management: Implement robust risk management strategies and exercise diligent financial oversight to maximize the impact and probity of all expenditures.
  • Reporting and Advisory: Provide regular updates to senior leadership and offer expert advice on other regeneration programmes as required.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience at a Director level within a fast-paced local government or public sector context.
  • Proven ability to manage large-scale regeneration projects involving both public and private sectors.
  • Expertise in procurement, including knowledge of complex legal arrangements like joint ventures or special purpose vehicles.
  • Strong strategic leadership and stakeholder management skills.
  • Deep understanding of the commercial realities facing the developer market and the political/financial context of public sector regeneration.

Working Arrangements:

  • Reporting Line: Directly report to the Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth.
  • Location: Presence required at the central office 2 days a week; full-time commitment 3-4 days a week.
  • Resources: Access to organizational resources and capacity as needed, without direct line management responsibilities.

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