Selby District Council - Economic Development and Regeneration Opportunities

As we all look to move forward from challenging times, there are lots of good reasons to join us and continue Selby District’s success story:

Selby District means business

We’re seeing some big investments. Our businesses benefit from great road and rail connections across the UK. There’s significant new business space being built in the district and it’s more affordable than our big city neighbours. We’ve also got proven entrepreneurial spirit.

Selby District means opportunity

We’ve got a really well-qualified workforce. Highly skilled employees give companies more options when recruiting. We’re forecast the biggest population growth in North Yorkshire, which means a growing local workforce and more customers on your doorstep. People living in the district have more disposable income compared to neighbouring areas.

Selby District means home

We’ve got a high quality lifestyle. Home buyers get more for their money in our market towns and picturesque villages, which we are busy enhancing. We’re one of the safest areas in one of the safest counties in England. We’re home to a leading further education collage, our primary schools perform well and we’ve got a great independent school sector.

There is no better time to join Selby District Council and be a key part of delivering an exciting economic and regeneration agenda at the heart of Yorkshire. Selby District is a great place to be and to build your career!

The Selby District - at the heart of Yorkshire

The Selby District is a great place to do business because we’re super connected. Situated right at the heart of Yorkshire, we’re in the centre of the economic hubs of Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull. We’ve got great road and rail connections to and from the whole of the UK and our companies benefit from fantastic transport links. We’re seeing significant investment in our rail services, with additional services using new and longer trains, and we are leading a major regeneration project around Selby station. Businesses can attract staff from a wide area and can distribute goods and services easily from a base within our district.

We’ve got big development sites with lots of new opportunities. Our creative hub at Church Fenton is part of Yorkshire’s rising importance in digital and technology industries, with the move of Channel 4 to the region too.

Sherburn2 is one of the most significant new business development sites in the north of England and the redevelopment of Kellingley Colliery is set to bring a boost of over £200m to Yorkshire’s economy.

We’re right at the heart of the UK’s green energy revolution. Our district is home to new investment in world-leading carbon capture technology that has the potential to revolutionise manufacturing across the UK and help us reach our carbon zero target by 2050. This is also supporting new investment in agritech in the district, which is the fastest growing industrial sector in the world.

Other companies are investing heavily in the Selby District, including L&G Homes at Sherburn to create a plant that will deliver high quality modular homes across the UK, supporting the drive for sustainable housing development. At Tadcaster, a town with a strong brewing tradition, Heineken have invested heavily in their John Smith’s plant, helping to create new good quality jobs.

The Selby District is a great place to do business because of our proven entrepreneurial spirit.

We’ve got a greater percentage of small businesses compared to neighbouring areas. This gives us a fantastic opportunity to support these to grow, bringing new jobs and opportunities and supporting sectors in which small companies thrive. It means our employment sector can be more flexible to meet the demands of a changing world.

We’ve got a really well-qualified local workforce. A third of people here are educated to degree level, which is on a par with the national average. Our education sector is high performing, with strong links into local businesses.

Selby College continues to be one of the best performing further education colleges in England. Most recently, the College has been given a top award for its BTEC education offer and is the top performing college in Yorkshire in terms of degree-level student satisfaction. This means companies can recruit the skills they need within the local area.

We’ve got the highest predicted population growth in North Yorkshire, which means a growing local workforce to support companies who are investing in new jobs. For local retailers and service industries, it means a growing base of potential customers. More people are moving to the area because of its location, availability of good quality housing and our quality of life, including good quality education.

Our key principles are:

We'll work collaboratively with others - recognising that we're not experts in everything, we'll use the best expertise, resources and skills across our partners and communities.

  • We'll continue to be close to our communities - involving more of you in decisions about your area and your services.
  • We'll put our customers at the heart of our services - supporting you to be more self-sufficient and maximising the use of digital technology in how we deliver your services.
  • We'll support your wellbeing - by considering how our decisions impact on healthy life choices and the environment.Selby lifestyle film

More about living in Selby District...

People living in our area have more disposable income compared to neighbouring areas. House prices are generally lower and the income of our skilled workforce is generally high. This helps our businesses because their local customers have more money to spend.

Our quality of life - in our vibrant market towns and picturesque villages - supports businesses to attract and retain the best staff and we’re within easy reach of major population centres across the north. We have seen a renaissance in our market towns with significant new investment in high quality bars and restaurants and a wide range of new cultural events: for example, the year-long series of events to celebrate 950 years since the founding of the magnificent Selby Abbey. Our strong focus on place-making means that our town centres will see many enhancements and exciting new developments over the next few years.

Our area benefits from unspoilt countryside - ideal country for walking and cycling. Within just an hour’s reach we have three different national parks, alongside the Yorkshire Wolds and the world-renowned Yorkshire coast.

We’re one of the safest parts of one of the safest counties in England. This means we’re a great place for families to grow and people to stay for the long-term. People feel safe and secure, which means we can attract the best talent to support businesses based in this area. It also helps to foster a great community spirit which can be found in both our villages and market towns.

Our Opportunities

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Regeneration Manager

Salary: up to £50k inc. market rate supplement
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 1 June 2020

The Economic Development and Regeneration Unit was established in 2017 to deliver an ambitious new strategy. The two teams have a key role to play in the future of Selby District and helping to deliver high quality development and place making and support sustainable economic growth and investment.

A very recent review of our Economic Development Framework sets out ten clear priorities to deliver. You will lead the Regeneration Team but work in close partnership with the Economic Development Manager and their team, together with colleagues in planning, community, housing and property teams. In this two-tier area you will need to be adept at partnership working to build the case for and successfully deliver sites and enhanced places and infrastructure with developers, Homes England, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the County Council, neighbouring authorities, transport bodies and other key players. The role requires you to manage the Regeneration Team and delivery of its projects, including:

Leading town centre regeneration and place making, including:

  • Delivering the Selby Station Masterplan and Transforming Cities Funding to regenerate the Selby station area, improve connectivity and bring forward redevelopment, including delivery of projects;
  • Work with North Yorkshire County Council and others on identifying and delivering transport-led place making to improve connectivity, create better places, support walking and cycling and manage the flow of vehicles;
  • Future High Streets, town centre master planning and related work with businesses and residents, including town centre recovery post the pandemic;
  • Securing major funding to enable development and to improve our places and historic assets, and then leading delivery of these programmes;
  • Leading work to improve urban design and the quality of development, including master planning and design briefs;
  • Leading the Council’s work to bring the 90 ha Olympia Park site forward for major development, together with other regeneration projects;
  • Leading delivery of residential and other redevelopment schemes on Council-owned brownfield sites, including use of Accelerated Construction funding;
  • Representing the Council in One Public Estate activities, including making and delivering proposals to support the Council’s aims; and
  • Developing the case for longer term strategic development opportunities.

Who we are looking for

We need an experienced regeneration professional to lead our Regeneration Team and drive forward delivery. This role requires an innovative and commercially-minded individual with a successful track record in the delivery of regeneration and place-making projects.

The successful candidate will have broad experience of the development process and of leading the delivery of a number of varied sites and projects whilst working successfully with political, corporate, commercial and community stakeholders. You will manage all aspects of delivering a number of strategic regeneration sites and projects across the District, liaising with and taking guidance from the Head of Service and the Service Director. You should be flexible and positive, with the nurturing and organisational skills to manage, develop and inspire a small team.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who will demonstrate all of the Council’s values and behaviours and continually strive for excellence. You will have an excellent understanding of regeneration and development matters globally, nationally, regionally and locally, including relevant policy, funding programmes and initiatives, investment activities and Selby District Council’s regeneration programmes.

You will be flexible and adaptable in your approach with a strong customer focus and the passion to deliver great places to live. You will be able to work closely with a range of stakeholders and excellent communication skills are essential. You are a true team player, with the ability to work remotely and flexibly depending on project demands.


Our offer to you

Selby District is the fastest growing part of North Yorkshire and you will help to deliver some of the largest development projects in the area, ensuring with a strong focus on improving town centres and places.

As well as gaining both the personal and professional satisfaction in making a real difference to our communities, we can also offer you:

  • A competitive salary of up to £50k per annum;
  • A minimum of 25 days holidays, plus public holidays;
  • A flexi-time system, with the ability to take off up to one day per month;
  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods;
  • Access to various discount cards;
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family; and
  • Discounted rates on a cycle scheme, personal medical plans, life assurance, critical illness and travel insurance.

Key documents


Further information

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, please contact Julian Rudd (Head of Economic Development & Regeneration) on 07932 603086 or email jrudd@selby.gov.uk or Iain Brown (Economy and Infrastructure Manager) on 07748 485657 or email ibrown@selby.gov.uk.


How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Johnathon.Reardon@northyorks.gov.uk by no later than midnight on Monday 1 June 2020.

Selby District Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior Economic Development Officer

Salary: up to £38k inc. market rate supplement
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 1 June 2020

We are seeking an experienced economic development professional with good knowledge of policy and effective practices to play a key role in our Economic Development Team and drive forward delivery and economic recovery.

The work involves negotiation on behalf of the Council, together with developing strategy and working with others in ways that deliver the Council's aims. You will need the presentational and influencing skills to represent the Council at a senior level with businesses, politicians and partner organisations. You will help drive the delivery of new opportunities, promote and grow the district’s economy and maximise the full potential of our community and place.

The successful candidate will have broad experience of economic development and of delivering varied economic projects and strategies whilst working successfully with political, corporate, commercial and community stakeholders. You will manage a range of economic projects and work streams, liaising with and taking guidance from the Economic Development Manager and Head of Service.

You will play a key role in the Economic Development Team but work in close partnership with the Regeneration Team, together with colleagues in planning, community, housing and property teams. In this two-tier area you will need to be adept at partnership working to build the case for and successfully deliver the Council’s economic priorities with businesses, developers, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the County Council, neighbouring authorities, transport bodies and other key players. The role requires you to deliver a broad economic agenda, including:

  • Supporting the creation of economic growth in the district, promoting Selby District for investment and enhancing the Council’s credibility and reputation for delivering economic and regeneration priorities;
  • Creating and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with key delivery partners and influencing their strategies and priorities to the deliver Council’s economic aims;
  • Delivering new opportunities to promote and grow the district’s economy and maximise the full potential of our community and place, liaising closely with the Regeneration Team to provide essential economic insight and work with businesses to complement place-making schemes;
  • Working with businesses, developers and partners to secure inward investment and business growth, in accordance with the Economic Development Framework, including funding for place-making and improved infrastructure;
  • Providing specialist technical information to Councillors, Leadership Team, Senior Managers and staff on economic and inward investment and Economic Framework matters; and
  • Reviewing and contributing to internal and external economic strategies and initiatives, including government, Northern Power House, Transport for the North and Local Enterprise Partnerships, advising Executive Members, Leadership Team and affected Service Heads.

We are looking for individuals who will demonstrate all of the Council’s values and behaviours and continually strive for excellence. You will have a good understanding of economic development matters globally, nationally, regionally and locally including economic development policy, business support initiatives, inward investment activities and Selby District Council’s regeneration programmes.


Our offer to you

Selby District is the fastest growing part of North Yorkshire and you will help to deliver some of the largest development projects in the area, ensuring with a strong focus on improving town centres and places.

As well as gaining both the personal and professional satisfaction in making a real difference to our communities, we can also offer you:

  • A competitive salary of up to £38k (including market supplement);
  • A minimum of 25 days holidays, plus public holidays;
  • A flexi-time system, with the ability to take off up to one day per month;
  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods;
  • Access to various discount cards;
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family; and
  • Discounted rates on a cycle scheme, personal medical plans, life assurance, critical illness and travel insurance.

Key documents


Further information

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, please contact Julian Rudd (Head of Economic Development & Regeneration) on 07932 603086 or email jrudd@selby.gov.uk or Iain Brown (Economy and Infrastructure Manager) on 07748 485657 or email ibrown@selby.gov.uk.


How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Johnathon.Reardon@northyorks.gov.uk by no later than midnight on Monday 1 June 2020.

Selby District Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Economic and Regeneration Projects Lead

Salary: up to £38k inc. market supplement
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 1 June 2020

This senior role will work across the Regeneration and the Economic Development teams to deliver a range of economic and regeneration projects, including work to assist recovery from the pandemic. Leading delivery teams, you will work closely with colleagues in planning, community, housing and property, in addition to managing consultants and contractors.

In this two-tier area you will need to be adept at partnership working to build the case for and successfully deliver projects with developers, Homes England, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the County Council, neighbouring authorities, transport bodies and other key players. This role will manage the development and delivery of key regeneration and economic development projects, including:

  • Working up and delivering transport and connectivity improvements (often with the County Council), including the regeneration of Selby station, improved infrastructure around Sherburn, projects to improve vehicle movements, public spaces, cycling and walking. This will include delivery of Transforming Cities Fund projects;
  • Working up and delivering Future High Streets projects and other town centre place-making schemes;
  • Making the case for future strategic growth options and sites across Selby District; and
  • Progressing master plans and enhancement proposals, which will include a lead role in public consultation, business case development, making funding bids and subsequently delivering these proposals.

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for providing essential policy, project management, co-ordination and support for the Council’s ambition to become a regional leader in terms of economic growth, regeneration of place and community. This will also involve managing and coordinating key policies, projects, and partnerships ensuring delivery within agreed budget, timelines and quality standards.

We need an experienced regeneration professional to lead major projects in our Economic Development and Regeneration Team and drive forward delivery. This role requires an individual with a successful track record in the delivery of economic development, regeneration and place making projects. Experience of progressing major growth proposals would be desirable.

The successful candidate will have broad experience of managing and delivering relevant projects whilst working successfully with political, corporate, commercial and community stakeholders. This role will liaise with and take guidance from the Regeneration and Economic Development Managers, the Head of Service and the Service Director. We need someone who is flexible and positive and able to drive forward several different projects and work streams simultaneously.


Our offer to you

Selby District is the fastest growing part of North Yorkshire and you will help to deliver some of the largest development projects in the area, ensuring with a strong focus on improving town centres and places.

As well as gaining both the personal and professional satisfaction in making a real difference to our communities, we can also offer you:

  • A competitive salary of up to £38k (including market supplement) per annum;
  • A minimum of 25 days holidays, plus public holidays;
  • A flexi-time system, with the ability to take off up to one day per month;
  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods;
  • Access to various discount cards;
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family; and
  • Discounted rates on a cycle scheme, personal medical plans, life assurance, critical illness and travel insurance.

Key documents


Further information

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, please contact Julian Rudd (Head of Economic Development & Regeneration) on 07932 603086 or email jrudd@selby.gov.uk or Iain Brown (Economy and Infrastructure Manager) on 07748 485657 or email ibrown@selby.gov.uk.


How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Johnathon.Reardon@northyorks.gov.uk by no later than midnight on Monday 1 June 2020.

Selby District Council is an equal opportunities employer.