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Programme Director - Wakefield

Job Title: Programme Director - Wakefield
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Wakefield
Salary: £750 - 900 per day
REF: LEF9593045
Contact Name: Lily Fowler
Contact Email:
Job Published: 26 days ago

Job Description

Programme Director – Wakefield  

£750 Day rate

Contract – Full Time:


  • Post-holder will report directly to the Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth.
  • The Programme Director will not have any line management responsibilities or a programme team but will have access to relevant resource and capacity across the organisation as required, and subject to other organisational pressures.
  • A presence within the Offices in Wakefield City Centre will be expected 2 days a week and the post-holder will be expected to fulfil this role on a full-time basis 3-4 days a week.
  • 12 month role to start as soon as possible
  • We are seeking someone with extensive, Director level experience of working within a fast-paced local government context to deliver a ground-breaking Strategic Regeneration Partnership (SRP) across its City Centre.
  • This SRP will mean securing a long term partnership with a developer and institutional funder that accelerates the pace of regeneration within the City Centre and results in a significantly greater return on investment than if the Council was to act alone. Critically, the approach taken by the SRP will need to be strategically led and informed by a series of Strategic Regeneration Frameworks that direct future development within the core areas of the existing Wakefield City Centre Masterplan.
  • A successful SRP will demand large scale land/ site assembly across both the public and private sectors in order to drive forwards mixed use developments that are financially viable and create the conditions for the economic prosperity of the wider District.
  • Galvanising the energy and long-term support of key public sector partners such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Homes England will be integral to the role as will be the establishment, and management, of robust governance arrangements that bring these influential stakeholders together.
  • The post-holder will need to have the skills and experience necessary to advise and guide the organisation’s senior leadership team as it navigates the various partnership options available, including highly complex legal arrangements such as joint ventures or special purpose vehicles.
  • To effectively lead the SRP process, the Programme Director will need to have an acute understanding of the motivations and political/ financial context of the Local Authority whilst demonstrating an equally impressive understanding of the commercial realities facing the developer market.
  • As a senior regeneration professional, the post-holder will also be utilised as a credible source of advice and support on other regeneration programmes and initiatives across the District as deemed necessary.

To find out more information please contact Lily at

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity agency.

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