District council chiefs have begun the hunt for a new regeneration manager to oversee their ambitious plans to redevelop Thanet. The new post was advertised in the national press last week after bosses failed to find an internal candidate for the job.
Projects such as Dreamland, Manston airport, Ramsgate harbour and the London Array wind farm will dominate the council’s new vision for the area. London headhunter firm Prospectus is conducting the search for candidates to lead this key area, which commands a salary of between £50,000-£75,000, depending on the recruit.
The new officer will be responsible for the council’s development strategy, funding for projects and physical and social regeneration. Sources close to the recruitment process describe the schedule for Thanet’s development as ambitious, and bosses are keen to attract a candidate with a proven track record to carry the Thanet 2030 vision.
The new officer will be partly judged on the successful completion of the project.
Initial interviews will be conducted between July 14 to 18, with final interviews with chief executive Sue McGonigal on July 20 to 21, in advance of an appointment on August 2.
IoT Gazette 24th Jun 2011