You’ll lead on the development of planning policy and infrastructure planning for the borough, ensuring our local and neighbourhood plans support our aspirations for well-managed growth, balanced with the need to protect our natural environment and promote wellbeing. As the council’s chief planner you’ll act as principal adviser on town and country planning and building control regulatory functions. And you’ll ensure that we continue to provide a high quality development management service, that is customer focused, highly efficient and accountable.
It’s essential that you are a member of a relevant professional body such as RTPI and that you already have a proven career path in leading improvement in planning and regulatory services. An experienced manager of people and resources, you’ll have a clear sense of what makes teams perform well, and how to develop talent from within.
Working across a portfolio of services that attract considerable attention and scrutiny, it’s essential that you understand the dynamics of working within a political setting.