Hemel Garden Communities Programme Director

Dacorum Borough Council

Hemel Hempstead

  • Location

    Hemel Hempstead

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    up to £75,127

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    06 March 2020

  • Client

    Dacorum Borough Council

Ref: GSe61453

Hemel Hemstead has been awarded Garden Town status by MHCLG to deliver a series of garden communities to the north and east of the town and bring forward transformative proposals for the wider urban area, based on garden city principals. Both St Albans City and District Council and Dacorum Borough Council have ambitious targets to deliver new homes, Hemel Garden Communities is an integral commitment in achieving this.

A new partnership has been formed which as well as the two Borough and District authorities, includes Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire LEP and the Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter.  The governance, visioning and key strategy work is well under way.

The opportunity now exists for a credible, outcomes focussed individual to lead this exciting and high-profile programme. You will have a successful track record of working with local authorities, developers, landowners and experience of inclusive engagement with local communities. Leading a growing team of professionals from across the partnership, you will steer the programme through its masterplanning stages. You will demonstrate both political and commercial acumen as you work with a range of elected members, developers and residents.

Please speak to our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson for a confidential chat and see the attached letter from Sally Marshall, Chief Executive of Dacorum Borough Council and Amanda Foley, Chief Executive of St Albans City and District Council.

Closing Date5th March 2020
Longlisting10th March 2020
Final Panel Interviews12th March 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Associated documents
  1. Welcome Letter.pdf
Contact details
Greg Hayes: 020 3854 2209

Rachel Cox: 0113 205 6068