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The search is on to find someone to head up the Ebbsfleet Urban Development Corporation

The search is on to find someone to head up the Ebbsfleet Urban Development Corporation.

The role will see the person appointed take forward the development of Ebbsfleet Garden City.

An advert for a chairman said the role was for five years, for one to two days a week with pay up to £28,000 a year for one day a week, £56,000 for two days, pro-rata.

The closing date is May 16.

Developer Land Securities' former vision for a new town at Ebbsfleet

The creation of the Corporation will be subject to Parliamentary approval.

The job ad says it will be a “complex leadership and influencing role”.

The Chairman will “set the vision for the area”, working with partners and consulting with people to create the large scale housing development.

It comes after Chancellor George Osborne, who was in Ebbsfleet yesterday, pledged £200 million of government money to get the first stage of the development going, involving 15,000 homes in Ebbsfleet valley.

Land Securities already has outline planning permission for 10,000 homes in the Ebbsfleet Valley, as well as 6m sqft of commercial space and 3m sqft of retail, leisure and community facilities.

Chancellor George Osborne, right, on a visit to Ebbsfleet Valley this year with Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The latest stage of work is within the Eastern Quarry, which received permission in November 2007, where four ‘villages’ will be created: Western Cross, Alkerden, Washmills and Castle Hill.

To get the job you will need “clear strategic direction”, have “sound commercial judgement” and “political awareness”.

They must have a “commitment to encouraging and championing local collaboration together with a proven ability to generate practical, workable solutions in a constrained fiscal environment”.

For more information call 0303 4442305 or email recruitment@communities.gsi.gov.uk

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