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We’ve already told you we’re bold.  Now we’re looking for some bold individuals to join our team.

Being one of the largest contributors to the Greater Manchester economy, with growth plans on a major scale, appointing the right individuals with the right credentials, experience, enthusiasm and creativity is essential. 

We have a lot to offer and have strong foundations in place which are ready to be built upon.  

We seek to appoint four permanent positions and one interim to drive our ambitious agenda.

We’re a council with big plans and bold ambitions.

Corporate Director for Economic Growth and Investment c.£112k

A strong, visionary and insightful leader is required to spearhead a huge agenda for economic growth in Trafford and to oversee and be responsible for, a wide portfolio of investments.   You will be a member of the council’s senior leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive and will be at the heart of transforming how the council operates on the frontline and how it makes its mark on the landscape. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience both within the remit of the directorate and as a strategic leader.  You will be expected to engage and inspire a number of stakeholders both internally and externally and be accountable for making sure Trafford plays a full part in national, regional and sub regional activities.

Director of One Trafford Partnership c.£80k

Our One Trafford Partnership with Amey was launched in 2014.  You will need to be driven to achieve only the best results, an enthusiastic individual with meticulous attention to detail.  You will have a passion for driving performance improvement, be confident in providing challenge as well as ensuring ongoing value for money and efficiency and maintaining effective and robust financial and operational controls.

Director of Property and Investment c.£80k

We have made it clear that we are open for business and investment, already attracting international brands and investment partners. We need a credible and professional individual to lead on developing these plans further to optimise benefits for all our residents and businesses.

You will have a demonstrable track record in maximising opportunities for growth and investment.  You will need to be dynamic, with key leadership qualities and the ability to influence at all levels. You will strategically lead and develop Trafford’s investment strategy, ensuring a balanced portfolio of assets is achieved.

We need someone to hit the ground running to deliver immediate results whilst creating longer term development opportunities to generate income and create major growth.

Director of Commercial c.£80k

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to drive forward our potential to generate new and existing income streams through trading services and products. The role will report to the Corporate Director for Resources and will be responsible for driving growth in income working with services to develop market readiness and accelerate trading plans as well as co-ordinating and strengthening existing trading activity and seeking new opportunities.

Director of Legal (2 year fixed term contract) c.80k

In order to support our very ambitious agenda, we have appointed our existing Director of Legal Services to work full time on leading the legal team required to deliver our investment strategy ensuring we remain agile and can deliver at pace. We are therefore seeking to appoint an interim Director of Legal for a period of 2 years.  This individual will take on the corporate role, which will include the monitoring officer responsibilities, ensuring the council as a whole continues to deliver at pace in an increasingly complex legal landscape.

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