The team driving one of the UK’s most high-profile mixed-use developments is now searching for a Commercial and Finance Manager – Major Developments to steer the project through its next crucial stages.
The Golden Valley Development (GVD) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is a complex and ambitious scheme that has strong regional and national support.
Not only will the GVD drive the creation of a Garden Community made up of thousands of homes, open spaces and leisure attractions, but it will also see the establishment of Cyber Central, a focal point for UK cyber security growth and innovation.
“From Government departments to international corporates all the way to grassroots community groups, all eyes are on this project,” says Tim Atkins, Managing Director Place & Growth at Cheltenham Borough Council, the main authority behind the development.
“What we are creating here in Cheltenham is unique, anchored around cutting edge cyber & tech innovation, housing, commercial floorspace, green spaces and visitor attractions. At its heart will be Cyber Central, a pioneering campus-style development which will be the home of cyber security in the UK.”
The land where the Golden Valley Development – Home of Cyber Central UK, will be built is a stone’s throw from the iconic “doughnut” headquarters of GCHQ, which will be a huge attractor for support and investment in the project.
Tim Atkins continues: “We have achieved a great deal since the project was launched last year, including whittling down the list of prospective main development partners to just three who are now in the final bid stage.
“We are now ready to bring on board a skilled and experienced Commercial and Finance Manager to drive forward the vision and turn it into a world class development. This is a great opportunity for someone with extensive development contract experience who wants to influence the future economic outlook of Gloucestershire.”
The ideal person will have demonstrable experience in the delivery of major, high-value development projects, particularly in leading contractual and financial matters to successful outcomes for complex development agreements and joint ventures.
“Given the high-profile nature of the Golden Valley Development project and its importance both to the UK’s prominence as a global cyber powerhouse and for Cheltenham and Gloucestershire’s economic recovery, we are looking for a high calibre person with exceptional drive, vision and determination to see this through,” says Tim Atkins.
“This is a once in a lifetime development for Cheltenham and Gloucestershire and a once in a lifetime opportunity for our new Commercial and Finance Manager,” he adds.
The Commercial and Finance Manager – Major Developments role is offered on a two-year, fixed term contract and comes with an annual salary of £72k to £84k plus membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.