Assistant Director - Capital Projects, Building Services, Highways and Transport

Darlington, Durham
£77,862 to £93,434 per annum
25 Feb 2021
28 Mar 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

In the North East of England and part of the wider Tees Valley region, Darlington is a market town that marries a rich industrial heritage with a modern, vibrant and growing economy. Benefitting from superb transport connectivity, Darlington is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work, a proud and innovative town.

Our vision as a Council is to make Darlington a place where people want to live and businesses want to locate, where the economy continues to grow, where people are happy and proud of the borough and where everybody has the opportunity to maximise their potential. Like all Local Authorities, we are not without challenges, but we have developed innovative solutions, created new partnerships and delivered sustainable services.

We have an excellent team, a progressive growth agenda, with a very exciting forward programme. Following the promotion of the existing post holders, we have a fantastic opportunity to appoint three innovative and forward-thinking leaders to join our team and drive our exciting agenda forward.

You will lead a diverse range of services and will be responsible for the delivery of an ambitious and varied Capital Programme of building projects including new affordable homes, town centre improvements and new commercial buildings to enhance the Council’s portfolio of properties. You will lead on the effective operation of the highway, infrastructure and transport functions, which are critical to our aspirations for economic growth, and will work closely with the Tees Valley Combined Authority on the delivery of Strategic Transport Plan priorities. We are looking for a skilled professional who can take our ambitious agenda forward and can deliver strategic project governance alongside strong strategic partnership working

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our consultants at Penna, Nick Raper on 07715690463 or Az Ahmed on 07717 810 481. For more information and to apply please visit

Closing date for applications: midnight Sunday 28 March 2021

Long list interviews: week commencing 12 April 2021

Final interviews: week commencing 26 April 2021