Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

‘Vital to get it right if council HQ moves’

10:53 24 February 2012

Archant

THE professional tasked with leading East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) mooted move will earn up to £50,000 a year.

Authority bosses are considering the viability of leaving Knowle HQ, Sidmouth, for purpose-built premises on the Heathpark Industrial Estate in Honiton, with some services at Exmouth Town Hall – and began a search for a senior executive in January.

The job description for a relocation manager reveals the pay is circa £45,000 to £50,000.

EDDC says the post - for an initial contract of six months - will be extended up to three years if the move proves to be viable.

The job description tells would-be applicants: “You will facilitate the district council office move from its current offices to a new building for approximately 400 staff.”

An EDDC spokesperson said: “The proposed move of a corporate headquarters is a hugely complex, multi-million pound project, with the potential to reap great benefits for the council and its customers over many years to come. We’ve spoken with a range of organisations, both public and private, that have made similar office moves and the overriding message they have given us is that it’s vital to get things right from the start.

“To ensure that this happens, the proposed move will need expert project management and so we are keen to recruit someone with the right experience and skills.

“In the first six months, their task will be to confirm that the project is viable.

“If it stacks up, they will be retained to manage all aspects of the project as it moves forward.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

12:30
Bassetts Farm School

Youngsters at four primary schools in Exmouth have had a donation of footballs from a town club.

Read more
06:30

Fairy magic caught the imagination of youngsters as they searched around a trail for miniature doors hidden around Phear Park.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

District council bosses have made a U-turn on a decision to not replace a seat at a Budleigh Salterton bus shelter.

Read more
Fri, 15:45
Branscombe primary school children were among other local school's who scooped a prize in the school's garden competition presented by Lady Cave and organised by Sidmouth Rotary. Ref shb 28-16SH 2067. Picture: Simon Horn.

Branscombe Primary School pupils are among the winners of a gardening competition.

Read more
Fri, 15:11
Dinosaurs in Manor Gardens. Ref exe 29-16TI 4617. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth’s dinosaur invasion is spreading fast, with the prehistoric creatures now popping up at the Manor Gardens and on the seafront.

Read more
Fri, 12:30
Cyclists from CDE raised £4,000 for FORCE

A group of cyclists from Clinton Devon Estates (CDE)have raised more than £4,000 for FORCE cancer charity, writes Daniel Wilkins.

Read more
Fri, 12:18
car driving fast into forest.

Exmouth’s chairman of the Chamber of Commerce has followed business leaders in calling for Devon County Council to go ahead with proposals to expand the A303 at Monkton, near Honiton.

Read more
Fri, 10:51

Conservatives have achieved a double success at by-elections held in Littleham on Thursday.

Read more
Fri, 06:30
St John's Court

An application to have an under-threat mental health facility declared a community asset has been rejected by the district council.

Read more
Thu, 15:12
Stegosaurus model on display in the Strand.

The first model dinosaurs from a new project to promote the Jurassic Coast are appearing in the centre of Exmouth.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications