Strategic Development and Delivery Manager Salary from £54,591 to £59,010 pa (depending on skills and experience) Plus lease car or cash alternative of £3,050 pa
Ashford in the heart of Kent is a diverse and vibrant borough of growing towns and rural communities. We have a balanced budget and are a council that is actively investing in infrastructure and housing as well as preserving and enhancing the borough’s unique landscape and environment.
We are building an exciting and beautiful place for residents, businesses and visitors alike. Underpinning economic prosperity, cultural richness, and commercial opportunities for our communities.
We are now seeking an experienced Town Planner for the role of Strategic Development and Delivery Manager to work within our Planning and Development Service. You will be responsible for the strategic applications and planning enforcement teams and be part of a four strong Planning Service Management Team who deliver service objectives as part of a collaborative working structure.
The role focuses on the facilitation and the delivery of growth and development within the borough through the active management of major projects, from pre-application to completion – often with the use of Planning Performance Agreements. Helping to build confidence with applicants and remove uncertainty over timescales you will operate as the go-to person for promoters of major developments and an enabler that pro-actively clears blockages, maintains partnership relationships and manages progress to keep delivery programmes on track. If you are a progressive and proactive professional that is serious about playing a major role in delivering high quality development to clearly defined programmes, this is the job for you.
This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who really wants to make a difference. Working with the elected members, partners, key stakeholders, and the senior management team, your leadership and visionary approach will help support growth, create a borough where people want to work and live, attract visitors, and enhance the prosperity of local businesses and residents.
The borough has an excellent quality of life with growing towns and breath-taking countryside. It’s close to the Channel coast, has good schools, and its house prices are lower than much of the south east. London is just 38 minutes from Ashford by train.
We offer a very competitive benefits package, including salary-linked pension scheme, flexible working hours, and a generous holiday entitlement. For more information (link to website etc)
For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Tim Naylor, Head of Planning and Development, on 01233 330697
To apply please visit the jobs page of our website at www.ashford.gov.uk/jobs and complete an application form
Closing date: 12.01.2020
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