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Build the Cyber Revolution

Could you be a part of making Cheltenham the cyber capital of the UK? This is a national first that will deliver investment in homes, jobs, infrastructure, enabling Cheltenham Borough Council to deliver inclusive growth for its communities.

Head of Construction, Cheltenham Borough Council, Up to £76,000 per annum

Cheltenham offers the very best of Gloucestershire. From humble medieval origins to a buzzing borough of 115,000 people, Cheltenham is a place that has thrived through centuries of change. Voted the best place to live in the South West in 2020 by The Sunday Times, Cheltenham is a vibrant Regency town that offers a blend of traditional and new infrastructure, and is nestled beside the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With an international reputation for having a thriving culture, heritage and sporting events, alongside strong and diverse communities and an affluent and diverse economy, Cheltenham really is a place where everyone thrives.

Cheltenham is rapidly changing and is now recognised for delivering a development programme like no other. The borough is proud to be home to the internationally recognised Golden Valley Development, integrating cyber-tech business, residential and leisure facilities. At the heart of the borough lies the UK’s home of cyber, digital and creative sectors – a national first – which will deliver an extensive cyber innovation hub to provide better investment in homes, jobs and infrastructure, enabling us to deliver more inclusive growth for our communities.

At this point in our growth journey, we seek a Head of Construction to join the council’s leadership team. As Head of Construction, you will play a pivotal role in leading the delivery of the Golden Valley Development scheme. This is a vital post that will drive key outcomes for Cheltenham and our residents by delivering this exclusive and world-renowned scheme to help create 12,000 new jobs, 3,700 new homes and 2million sq. ft. of commercial space across 200 acres. A major part of this will be – a visionary integrated campus focused on cyber and digital innovation. The Golden Valley Development is just one of many exciting projects that are currently underway across Cheltenham.

In this role, relationship building is essential. You will develop strong working relationships with our Director of Major Developments & Regeneration, the council’s construction delivery team and, importantly, our major Golden Valley development partner, HBD X Factory. This role will require input from various avenues and, as Head of Construction, you will be at the forefront of this, leading a team of construction specialists to lead a diverse range of capital and development projects to success.

To be effective in the role, you will bring a track record of construction management experience, with proven experience of leading the back-end construction stages of large and complex programmes of works. Whether your experience and background stems from a local authority, housing association or the private sector, you must be considerate towards the political environment that comes with the territory of operating within a local authority.

This is a unique and career-enhancing role that will undoubtedly catapult you to greater success. If you want to play a leading role in a development scheme like no other, we want to hear from you.

We are working with Tile Hill on this important appointment.

For a confidential discussion and to find out more, please contact Helen Anderson (07534 602845) or Clare Connor (0161 408 0703).

Closing date: 9am on Monday 11th July 2022