Service Manager Regeneration & Growth

Client: New Forest District Council

Location: Lyndhurst

Salary: £58,000 - £62,000

Closing date: Monday, 11 July 2022 23:30

Service Manager – Regeneration & Growth

Location: Lyndhurst Hampshire with hybrid working

Salary: c. £58k-£62k pay award pending

Relocation package: £8,000 to help with your relocation if appropriate

Hours: Full time


The New Forest has long been recognised as a beautiful place, rich in history and wildlife habitats, and an oasis of calm in a busy world. The towns in our area are centres of dynamic growth, and with the opportunity of the Solent Freeport we’re looking for a Regeneration & Growth Service Manager to drive and deliver positive outcomes for the economy and communities of the New Forest.

Your main responsibility will be to lead and manage the regeneration, economic development and skills agenda including the Freeport, which is one of the Government’s flagship accelerator projects. Another key responsibility will be oversight of the Council’s town centre regeneration programme. Providing strong professional leadership, credible delivery with partners and encouraging an innovative, outcome focused approach to our work, you’ll be committed to promoting our core values at all times.

This is a new and exciting role within the Council, you will shape the role and the regeneration agenda for the Council and contribute to the objectives of the Council’s Corporate Plan. You’ll also provide professional advice and guidance of the highest standard to our staff and represent the council to a wide range of external stakeholders.

Your other responsibilities will be many and varied to achieve the effective delivery of our service by contributing to multi-agency and partnership initiatives, acting as a training and development champion, and helping to build strong relationships with businesses, educational institutions, skills providers, investors and developers.

To be a success in this role you should possess the following:

  • A degree or its equivalent
  • Experience of managing a regeneration and economic development team
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of economic development and regeneration
  • At least 5 years’ experience of managing and developing a professional team
  • A proven track record in delivering regeneration projects
  • Experience of submitting funding bids and overseeing government funding
  • Experience of procuring contractors and consultants to deliver projects operating under varied contractual models
  • Knowledge and experience of successfully securing external grant funding from government and other agencies
  • The proven ability to develop programmes of projects and implement change
  • Strong project management skills
  • Sound financial management & ICT skills
  • High level skills in problem solving, analysis and interpretation
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • The ability to persuade and influence at a high level
  • The ability to develop effective partnerships
  • The ability to work without direct guidance from the Executive Head
  • Experience of delivering a customer -focused service
  • Experience of developing and implementing programmes with evidence of successful results.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • £8,000 to help with your relocation
  • 27 days annual leave
  • Smarter flexible working (approx. 50% - 50% office/remote working to meet service and stakeholder requirements)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Performance points available for exceptional performance up to £65,670

All our employees are required to support the Council’s safeguarding policy and undergo any associated training to ensure its functions are delivered with regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we want to hear from you. For further information or an informal discussion regarding the position, please contact Mandy Dhillon on and also visit Welcome (

Interviews: Friday 5th August & Tuesday 9th August 2022

Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 11th July 2022