Team: Planning Delivery – Regeneration & Business
Job Family: Enabling 14
Salary: £46,542 to £49,656, plus market rate supplement of £5,000 per annum
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week
Current Base Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Strategic Planning Manager
Due to the significant growth planned in Central Bedfordshire, we have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Principal Planning Officer or Planning Team Leader to take the next step in your career with us as a Strategic Planning Manager.
We’ve already recruited one Strategic Planning Manager and they are now working on the fantastic Marston Vale development. Now we need one more to help take other exciting developments forward.
This is more than a normal planning role; you will take ownership of and manage strategic scale planning applications for up to 5,000 (or more) dwellings and the associated infrastructure and you will need to provide a closely managed, co-ordinated approach to see your applications through.
You will provide scrutiny to what is proposed, manage both positive and negative input from key stakeholders, including Member(s), land owners and residents and negotiate to get the best outcomes the Council and its residents.
This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of a number of large scale new developments and influence what they could bring to the area for its residents and economy.
You’ll have a degree or masters in Town Planning (or related subject), with significant Development Management experience dealing with large scale, complex planning applications. With demonstrable project management experience, you will be confident communicating with all level of stakeholders of grand scale applications and have highly effective negotiation skills.
Benefits include agile working (with laptop and smartphone), flexitime scheme, relocation package (subject to eligibility), membership of the competitive Local Government Pension Scheme from day one, and many other staff benefits. A full overview of benefits on offer is included in the recruitment pack.
There are excellent development and career opportunities within Central Bedfordshire Council. We are a recognised RTPI Learning Partner, demonstrating our commitment to the training and development of our staff and we were shortlisted for the RTPI Planning Authority of the Year 2019.
Join us, and find your greatness playing your part in our area’s growth.
To apply for this role, you will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
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Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.