Assistant Director (Sustainable Growth & Infrastructure)

Posted 31 August 2021
Salary£500 - 600 per day + negotiable DOE
LocationEssex, England
Job type Contract
DisciplineTechnical & Engineering
ReferenceAssistant Director
Contact NameChris Wilkinson

Job description

Spencer Clarke Group are currently recruiting for an Assistant Director (Sustainable Growth & Infrastructure) to work in the Essex area.

A local authority based in Essex have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Director (Sustainable Growth & Infrastructure) to join their team.

Purpose of the role :

Looking for someone with experience in working within the sustainable growth, housing and large infrastructure / capital programmes, economic growth space, in Local Government working with partners and central government. Working on projects including the following:

Projects & accountabilities:

  • Freeports – economic development, infrastructure, project management skills, influencing partners – planning, highways, economic development
  • HoS oversight on LUF bids (dependent on emerging bids from districts) – economic development, regeneration, bid development, business case development
  • NHBF bid depending on Spending Review – housing growth, negotiation, development
  • Economic strategy – input into Thames Estuary, ASELA, UKIC, NEEB strategy updates and refresh and potential development of economic strategies for Essex quadrants/districts
  • Garden Community – input and advice on delivery models as well as leading coordination across Essex garden communities
  • S106/Affordable Housing/Viability – viability, developer contributions
  • Acting as ECC’s key senior officer to influence and shape the skills system in Essex including: o Developing stronger relationships with key partners, including local businesses and anchor organisations, further education providers, school sixth forms, universities etc; o Working with partners to develop a strategic overview of future skills demand in Essex and a plan for securing appropriate skills provision; o Preparing a plan to deliver a pipeline of skills for growth sectors (as being identified by Sector Development Strategy and eg. the care sector); o Focusing particularly the opportunities for growth in the green economy and coordinating ECC’s proposals to drive forward retrofit of homes and other buildings to reduce carbon emissions and provide jobs for local people;
  • As part of the Council’s new Lifelong Learning focus, work with Education colleagues and district councils to better connect key employers to their local schools to raise aspirations and understanding of careers options;
  • Overseeing existing skills activity including directly-commissioned provision and shaping the work commissioned by others (eg. SELEP) to ensure it meets the needs of Essex residents and businesses;
  • Engaging DWP and their providers to ensure their employability support is providing effective support for Essex residents and business, eg. Kickstart and Restart programmes

If you’re interested in the role and would like to apply, please email your up to date CV to or call Chris on 01772 954 200.