Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council

"As leader, I'll be looking forward to the city's exciting new chapter, as we continue building a truly exciting world class city which puts our people first and where our residents can share in its success."

Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council

Message from the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing

Dear applicant

Thank you for your interest in joining Manchester City Council’s Growth and Development Services; I can honestly say building on a solid platform of ambition, achievement, innovation, stability and our ability to deliver high quality safe, inclusive development and regeneration means there has never been a better time to join the leadership team.

Manchester is one of the world’s greatest cities. A place with a reputation for innovation and creativity; a thriving regional economy; and a proud sense of identity. We are a city with a rich history, a vibrant present-day, and much to look forward to going forward.

Central to our success and our future plans is the development which is taking place across the city centre and beyond, including the Science Partnership and Citylabs, the Castlebrooke Investment, First Street, the Northern Gateway and Trinity Islands, the ongoing redevelopment of Manchester Airport, the regeneration of Wythenshawe town centre and the transformation of North Manchester General Hospital. All aimed at creating great places that brings our people and communities together ensuring that Manchester continues to thrive, while ensuring we meet our environmental, quality and sustainability commitments.

Alongside your professional planning background and track record in leading major development schemes, we are looking for colleagues who are truly team players, able to forge strong relationships with developers, partners and colleagues, and more importantly able to provide effective leadership, support and advice to deliver our objectives for growth, new homes, new jobs and attracting investment. Along with an awareness of the emerging safety legislation under the Building Regulations.

You may have gathered by now, Manchester is a diverse city with huge ambition, innovation and drive. Working in Manchester gives you the chance to do things that you would not get to do in other places, and it is a hugely exciting place to live and work.

Manchester’s ethos is to fairness and equality, so that all the people in our city can benefit from the opportunities that our economic growth brings.

I hope you too are excited by our future and make a commitment to apply.

I look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact our advising consultants.

Best wishes

Julie Roscoe 
Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing

Manchester City Council has been named Council of the Year at the prestigious LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards


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