EDDC relocation bid moves forward

Council to employ project manager.

East Devon District Council is serious about relocating its headquarters from Sidmouth to Honiton - so much so that it is seeking to recruit a project manager to move the bid forward.

The successful candidate will co-ordinate the move from Knowle to purpose-built premises at Heathpark.

The post, which is a for an initial contract of six months, could be extended to three years - if the project proves viable.

A council spokesman told the Herald in a statement that the post “will be vital to the success of the project and making sure that the council gets value for money, high quality new premises and a smooth process for its move to Honiton”.

He added: “The successful candidate will manage all aspects of arranging disposal of the current site, build-out on the future site and the process of relocation.

“Candidates must have the right qualifications and experience, including arranging office relocation projects, preferably in the public sector.”