Director of Highways, Transportation & Environment
Trafford: a great place, a great destination and first for investment
Trafford is a prosperous and sought-after place to live with excellent parks and green spaces and thriving town centres, each with their own unique identity and including the popular and lively modern market hall in Altrincham, and major cultural and leisure destinations including a dedicated arts centre, theatre and the Intu Trafford Centre – one of the UK’s largest shopping destinations. We are a key asset to the region with a place at the top table of the Northern Powerhouse – essential to Greater Manchester’s growth plans – contributing over £9.6bn to the Greater Manchester economy. There are 23,000 homes to be built by 2035 and 1.12m square metre of new employment space. We have the development of the University Academy 92 (UA92) which opens up new avenues for economic growth and regeneration.
We are also at the heart of the city region with Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly train station and major UK motorway networks on our doorstep. We already have a good story to tell. We now need to grasp the wider opportunities available to us and make strides on the commercial and investment landscape. We need the right people to help us lead and drive our bold and ambitious vision. Trafford is a place where innovation is encouraged, so appointing the right individuals with the right credentials, experience, enthusiasm and innovation is essential. We’re a council with big plans and bold ambitions and we need two influential leaders to help drive our ambitious growth agenda. Leaders who are highly motivated, act with integrity and can engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholder both internally and externally.
Our One Trafford Partnership (OTP) with Amey was launched in 2015 to help maintain high-quality and value-for-money services to residents and businesses across Trafford. The successful candidate will need to be an inspirational leader with strong staff management skills, have extensive contractual management experience at senior level and excellent negotiation skills. You will have a background in highways or environmental services and be driven to achieve only the best results, be an enthusiastic individual with meticulous attention to detail and have the passion for driving performance improvement. You will need to be confident in providing challenge as well as ensuring ongoing value for money and efficiency and maintaining effective and robust financial and operational controls.
For further information please contact Richard Roe, Corporate Director of Place on 0161 912 4265 or Simon Dale, Interim Director of Highways, Transportation & Environment, firstname.lastname@example.org
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