Executive Director

Recruiter
Borough Council
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Dec 2018
Closes
27 Jan 2019
Job Type
Contract
Recently named the second-fastest growing city in the UK, and already a regional powerhouse, Reading's forward momentum is remarkable. Road and rail connections are excellent, with access to the motorway network, Heathrow, central London and the City; and this will only improve when Crossrail arrives in 2019. Around an already thriving retail heart, our new Abbey business quarter has opened up a hidden heritage gem in the middle of Reading, and we're committed to enhancing our cultural infrastructure. We've the 7th highest employment rate in the UK, the working population is the 6th most well-educated, and the average weekly salary is 18% above the national average. Extensive new housing of all tenures (including through our own housing company), and a flourishing university complete the picture for inward investors. We're proud that the Council, through our Team Reading approach, is driving much of this transformation. Despite having delivered GBP80m of savings so far, we're on track to achieve a further GBP43m of efficiencies by 2020. We plan to deliver a GBP122m capital programme to provide new school places, homes, transport infrastructure and investment. Our new children's services company - Brighter Futures for Children - launched last week, and we are determined to ensure that our growth is good growth: low carbon, sustainable and - most important of all - to the benefit of local people. We're about to enter an unparalleled window of opportunity for regeneration and growth. You'll accelerate the pace of activity across all economic sectors - retail, health, education, professional services and knowledge businesses - and engage with emerging projects as an influential venture partner. You'll be accountable for the full range of services - from planning, assets & land and regeneration, to housing, environmental services, arts and culture. Executive Director Recruiter Reading Borough Council Location Reading Salary c. GBP130k Posted 29 Nov 2018 Closes 14 Jan 2019 Sector Asset & Fund Management, Planning & Development, Regeneration & Sustainability Job Role Director Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time Shaping Reading's future. Executive Director Economic Growth & Neighbourhood Services c. GBP130k Recently named the second-fastest growing city in the UK, and already a regional powerhouse, Reading's forward momentum is remarkable. Road and rail connections are excellent, with access to the motorway network, Heathrow, central London and the City; and this will only improve when Crossrail arrives in 2019. Around an already thriving retail heart, our new Abbey business quarter has opened up a hidden heritage gem in the middle of Reading, and we're committed to enhancing our cultural infrastructure. We've the 7th highest employment rate in the UK, the working population is the 6th most well-educated, and the average weekly salary is 18% above the national average. Extensive new housing of all tenures (including through our own housing company), and a flourishing university complete the picture for inward investors. We're proud that the Council, through our Team Reading approach, is driving much of this transformation. Despite having delivered GBP80m of savings so far, we're on track to achieve a further GBP43m of efficiencies by 2020. We plan to deliver a GBP122m capital programme to provide new school places, homes, transport infrastructure and investment. Our new children's services company - Brighter Futures for Children - launched last week, and we are determined to ensure that our growth is good growth: low carbon, sustainable and - most important of all - to the benefit of local people. We're about to enter an unparalleled window of opportunity for regeneration and growth. You'll accelerate the pace of activity across all economic sectors - retail, health, education, professional services and knowledge businesses - and engage with emerging projects as an influential venture partner. You'll be accountable for the full range of services - from planning, assets & land and regeneration, to housing, environmental services, arts and culture. An expert at making things happen, with a good technical grasp of structures and models, you'll also have a profound understanding of the impact of development and economic growth on communities. We'll assess the success of the portfolio on its overall contribution to place shaping, not merely lettable area and net yield. You'll complete our recently appointed Corporate Management Team as we shape a prosperous, active and successful future for all of Reading's people. Visit to find out more, or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on for a confidential discussion. Closing date: 14th January 2019. To apply for this role, or for more information, please click the apply button. Share * Facebook * Twitter * LinkedIn * Google+ Similar jobs * Planner, Senior Planner, Associate Director & Planning Director + London (Greater) + Up to GBP70k + additional benefits + Sphere 25 * Technical Manager + London + GBPDetermined by experience + Thomas Jeffrey * Development Director/Senior Development Manager - Commercial Development, Privately Owned Developer + Midlands & South East + Basic cGBP75,000 + Car + c40% Bonus + Lucrative Leverage Bonus + PSD Group New An expert at making things happen, with a good technical grasp of structures and models, you'll also have a profound understanding of the impact of development and economic growth on communities. We'll assess the success of the portfolio on its overall contribution to place shaping, not merely lettable area and net yield. You'll complete our recently appointed Corporate Management Team as we shape a prosperous, active and successful future for all of Reading's people. Visit to find out more, or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on for a confidential discussion.