The roles

The Business, Growth and Infrastructure Directorate has been formed to take advantage of the opportunities we have in regeneration, investment, housing and infrastructure. The council is now looking to find the people with the right talent, application and technical skills to drive change on the ground.

Three of our Six town centres (Bury, Radcliffe, and Prestwich) have major projects of regeneration already underway and we have recently been awarded £40 million of levelling up funding to build a new flexi hall at our World Famous Market and to regenerated Radcliffe Town Centre. A further £60 million investment for Bury Interchange.

The authority seeks to progress its growth aspirations and tackle some of the infrastructure issues such as congestion and air quality, as well as future residential and commercial development all impinge on the efficiency of the road network as well as impacting on the environment. We seek to take advantage of emerging and future funding opportunities which are/will be made available by central government to address many of today’s local transport-related issues.

The borough has significant potential to deliver its housing target and has identified numerous brownfield housing site which it seeks to unlocking delivery of over 1600 homes in the next few years.

Elsewhere, through Bury’s extensive land and property portfolio there is an opportunity for the council to invest selectively across the whole Borough. They have identified some key opportunities in other towns in the Borough, such as Whitefield and Ramsbottom, the latter of which has been through an amazing two-decade transformation. Outside of Bury’s main Towns there are plans for large scale land development in the Northern Gateway area. This is an opportunity on a grand scale and presents the potential for enormous economic and job growth. It is a major strand of the northern powerhouse and most of the land is in Bury.

A summary of each opportunity is provided below, directly from Paul Lakin.

(Up to £61k inc Market Rate Supplement)

On behalf of the council, Badenoch + Clark is looking to appoint an experienced Major Project Manager to play a leading role in delivering a single integrated plan, for the strategic redevelopment of Bury & Radcliffe.

This is a rare opportunity to work on a mix & range of sites and lead on unlocking the huge potential that is evident within the town centre. With a nationally renowned outdoor and indoor market; one of the largest of its kind, a strong cultural, artistic and historic identity is present, alongside access to modern leisure and retail, this is a unique chance to build upon what is already a strong foundation.

Working closely with institutional investors, developers, local residents and Bury Council Members this role will be directly responsible for driving forward the development programme.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Implement project management methodology to ensure all work is robustly and effectively monitored, controlled and reported; including (but not limited to) risk management, cost management, stakeholder management, change management, programme management and benefits realisation
  • Act as the main interface between the Council and principal construction partners and design consultants, ensuring that project proposals remain aligned to the project business case, and that the delivery of social value KPIs are realised
  • Support capital procurement activity of specialist services and consultants, and FF&E
  • Lead on all decant planning for commercial tenants effected by construction works
  • Lead on shaping comms activity for project work to support consultation, promotion and awareness of the project
  • Support the development of project businesses cases
  • Support the submission of funding applications for regeneration delivery
Major Project Manager – Levelling Up Job Description

(Up to £61k inc Market Rate Supplement)

This is a unique opportunity to play a leading role in accelerating the delivery of housing on brownfield land across the district of Bury. Our vision for housing across Bury is outlined in our recently published Housing Strategy and seeks to deliver a range of typologies and tenures that break down barriers to affordable and open market housing.

Responsible for the delivery of over 1700 homes (c.£250m portfolio) within the programme period, lead on de-risking activities along with cultivating relationships with developers, housebuilders and registered providers.

You will be responsible for the delivery of the Council’s continued ambitions to regenerate our towns.  You will lead on public consultation, working closely with the external partners and local stakeholders to ensure that we are delivering something the people of a particular area want. 

You will have the role of co-ordinating all the Council's input into the delivery of key capital development scheme including legal, procurement, transport and operations. You will specify the Council’s operational requirements and will also maintain internal communications on the progress of the schemes.  The post-holder will need to have experience of driving forward a portfolio for capital projects.

Major Projects Manager – Brownfield Housing Sites Job Description

(£27, 742)

Bury has recently been successful with two £20 million funding bids, as part of the Levelling Up Fund, to support the development of a new civic hub in the heart of Radcliffe's town centre and a new market flexi hall, to strengthen Bury's town centre offer.

Due to this exciting developments, Bury Council is now commencing recruitment to its dynamic graduate regeneration programme, enabling graduates within the build environment sector to gain first-hand experience in delivering economic growth, unlocking regeneration and assisting the transformation of the councils’ operations. The programme is targeted at delivering first-hand experience in property and planning, whilst fulfilling the training requirements of the RICS and/or the RTPI assessment of professional competence. Towards the end of the 24-month programme candidates are expected to submit for final assessment.

Working collaboratively with the BGI directorate, the graduate will assist and play a key role within the Regeneration Major Projects teams, candidates will work on various strategic workstreams within the programmes to deliver a wide raging of surveying and planning services on a varied portfolio of capital projects, regeneration programmes whilst providing strategic advice and managing the council assets. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your career and join Bury at such an exciting time, within their Regeneration & Levelling development agenda.

Graduate Regeneration officer Job Description