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Business Manager – Regeneration and Housing Strategy

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Newark and Sherwood DC, Nottinghamshire
£63,403 - £66,745
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Residential Development & Construction, Development / regeneration
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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Situated in the historic market town of Newark, in the heart of Nottinghamshire, Newark and Sherwood District Council are proud to be home of national attractions including The National Civil War Centre, the Castle, Southwell Minster and Sherwood Forest, as well as boasting some of the nicest parks and green spaces in England. We’re an ambitious, forward thinking Council with strong values and a culture of doing our absolute best to serve our residents.

In the last 12 months we have developed, promoted, and secured funding for a range of programmes and projects that will secure transformational change including the Newark Towns Fund, Estate Regeneration, new transport infrastructure, and the Community Renewal Fund. 

We are now recruiting for a Business Manager to lead, manage and deliver the ambitions of the Council including:

  • The successful delivery of our largest housing regeneration project for 40 years;
  • A lead officer in the design and delivery of our Sherwood Levelling Up Bid and other wider regeneration opportunities;
  • Enabling the development of new affordable homes throughout the district;
  • Setting our overall housing strategy, ensuring we are both current and horizon scanning around policy and regulation;
  • Delivery of the health and community engagement agendas.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure that the residents are at the heart of service delivery.
  • Work with colleagues and partners to achieve successful outcomes for regeneration, economic growth & Levelling Up through strong community and business engagement and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • Ensure we deliver projects within budget and to the vision and expectation of stakeholders.
  • Work with local residents and Town and Parish Councils to ensure we have a clear understanding of housing needs and expectations.
  • Pursue funding opportunities to support our ambitions.
  • Build in knowledge of health determinants.
  • Act as the Council’s lead representative with Government departments and the media.



Key Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in a senior managerial position in a related field, including building and maintaining a motivated and cohesive team
  • Able to demonstrate successfully building, managing and monitoring significant capital budgets where public funding has been sought
  • Experience in liaising/working with key stakeholders from statutory and voluntary agencies, developers as well as the public and with Elected Members
  • Proven experience in producing and presenting reports in areas such as housing, regeneration, health inequality, place shaping and community engagement
  • Ability to manage a demanding and diverse workload, meeting deadlines, budgets and priorities with enthusiasm and commitment
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of housing including national, regional and local agendas and operational best practice
  • Knowledge to ensure our legal, regulatory and contractual requirements are met.

What we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Enrolment into a local government pension scheme
  • A generous annual leave entitlement that increases with services
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Health cashback scheme
  • The opportunity to lead a professional and experienced team who are passionate about supporting the Council to deliver it’s objectives and about support residents.



To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to explaining why you are interested and how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. We want to hear about your experience and why this role is for you.

A copy of the job description/personal specification is available from:

For more information about the role, please contact Suzanne Shead, Director – Housing, Health and Wellbeing, on 01636 655520.

This post is "politically restricted" as defined in Section 2(1g) of the 1989 Local Government and Housing Act.

Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed an interview provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specification on their application form. 

Closing Date: 12.00 noon Monday 14th February 2022

Occupational Testing: You will be provided with a link to undertake this should you be shortlisted

Interview: Details will be confirmed once shortlisting has taken place

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