Crawley is a bustling modern town and the major economic force in West Sussex as well as the Gatwick Diamond. We benefit from excellent transport links and we are home to Gatwick Airport, Manor Royal Business District – one of the largest business zones in the south east, accommodating 600+ businesses, including a range of major international companies.
Despite having just two per cent of the West Sussex County land mass, Crawley contributes 25% of its economic output – it is superbly placed to sustain high value economic growth. With 89,000 jobs and growing, Crawley has the third highest job density in the country outside Central London.
Crawley Town Centre is being transformed with the Borough Council working in close partnership with the private sector and stakeholders to drive a programme of town centre regeneration. A large new development including Turtle Bay, Morrisons, Travelodge and Creams Café opened in 2014; £3.2m of improvements to Queens Square, the heart of the town centre, were completed in 2017 and a further £2.2m is committed to improving the adjoining Queensway and Pavement, set to open in 2019.
Impressively for a fairly compact town centre, this is just the tip of the iceberg – a range of developments are in the pipeline including a new train station, business space and high quality accommodation, along with major improvements to public space and road networks. Helping to bring our ambitions to fruition is the £18m of capital funding secured from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership; this will unlock new jobs and homes and better connect the town centre with key Crawley locations including Gatwick Airport, Manor Royal and Three Bridges.
Crawley Borough Council is looking to recruit a Town Centre Regeneration Officer to play a key role in the ongoing regeneration of Crawley Town Centre. The successful candidate will have proven experience of delivering complex projects whether it be in the physical, economic or social regeneration context. You will have demonstrable experience of effective project and budget management and the ability to build excellent working relationships both internally and externally. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a political environment.
As Town Centre Regeneration Officer, you will drive the Town Centre Regeneration programme and consolidate the broad range of public-private and stakeholder partnerships already put in place. You will work as an integral part of the Economic Development & Regeneration team to plan, design and implement new regeneration schemes, in close co-operation with colleagues and stakeholders.
If you would like an informal discussion about the above role please contact Lynn Hainge, Economic Development Manager on 01293 438336 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 16 October 2018
Proposed Interview Date: 30 October 2018
Please quote reference: EES18
Please note CVs are not accepted without an application form.
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Human Resources & Organisational Development
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