Town Centre Manager - Neasden and Church End
Salary range: GBP41,025 - GBP43,815 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Supporting economic growth in Brent
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Town Centre Managers will:
Coordinate and lead the capital investment plans for their designated localities to deliver a range of improvements that meet the council's vision for diverse and thriving town centres. This will require significant engagement with businesses, residents, and Members as well as working in partnership with a range of internal services, particularly the council's planning, property and regeneration teams.
Take forward Town Centre Management action plans which will set out a localised plan to develop strong business and community relationships and provide quick responses to key issues such as anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, business rates, rents and access to finance.
Be the champion of their allocated high streets / town centres including (in collaboration with businesses) their promotion, marketing and new project development.
Lead the Town Centre Management Operational Working Group for the specified priority centre, to take forward a coordinated one-council approach.
We are seeking an experienced Town Centre Manager or Economic Development professional who understands the London economy, including: the needs of businesses in Boroughs like Brent; unemployment and social exclusion in disadvantaged, multi-racial communities; and examples of positive action that Local Authorities can take to address market failure.
Excellent relationship building skills and programme management skills are crucial; with an ability to consider various points of view and ensure that decisive action is taken forward.
The successful candidate will have experience of:
- Town Centre Management;
- Working directly with businesses and business groups;
- Managing regeneration projects involving several partners and successfully delivering outcomes;
- Managing project budgets;
- Working collaboratively across the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver outcomes that support economic growth or development;
- Fundraising, bid writing or commissioning in a town centre management, regeneration or economic development context - including developing service specifications, tendering, selection and monitoring of external providers.
Closing Date: 13 August 2017 (23:59).
Assessment & Interview Date: To be confirmed.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.