Surrey as a place has a central role to play in the regional and national economy and is already making a significant contribution to wealth creation, enterprise, jobs, business, homes, physical infrastructure and skills. Across Surrey there is also a deeply held ambition for the future – one that recognises the area’s many unique characteristics and strengths and which brings an unwavering focus on creating great places for people to live, work, learn and enjoy.
Our fierce ambition for the vitality of our places and our communities is at the heart of what defines our approach to “good growth”. This approach is at the heart of the Surrey Place Ambition 2050 – a joint statement produced by key partners that sets out the vision and plans for the future.
To provide support for this and to turn the vision into reality we’re looking to establish an exceptional Placemaking group. As well as working in partnership with external stakeholders, the team will support collaboration and joined-up thinking across the Council, combining our efforts where possible to create better places for our communities.
The Placemaking team will really set the standards for better street design and ensure that through local community participation; schemes are developed and designed to the highest possible standards with our focus on greener futures and strengthening the economy, at the heart of everything we do.
Who are we looking for?
As a Placemaking Team Manager you will be instrumental in overseeing the activity of the team and through your motivational leadership you will ensure they are creating the changes required to deliver effective placemaking schemes - how you work will be key to the success of the role. You will play a key role in placemaking schemes, helping to create joined up delivery and spotting opportunities for enhancing local places. You will manage a team of Placemaking Officers which includes specialist roles that aim to secure external funding and grants to support the work and a Placemaking Planner, who will have links to major projects such as those associated with railways and airports.
The skills and experience you bring are important to us but equally, your values and behaviours will be key to your success in this role. We're looking for people who:
- Have experience of leading and guiding a team
- Are approachable and relationship based, able to build credibility with colleagues at all levels of the organisation
- Hold a qualification in a relevant field, e.g. Planning, Transport Planning, Regeneration, Sustainable Development, Environmental Management etc or at least 8 years experience
- Are willing and able to travel around the county to meet the demands of the role
- Are innovative thinkers, strong influencers and who can work collaboratively to achieve collective success
If you share our vision and have the determination, enthusiasm and ability to create better places; we want to hear from you!
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
For an informal discussion contact Lee Parker (Director for Infrastructure, Planning & Major Projects) by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th May 2021 with interviews to follow.
Although the administrative base for this role is Quadrant Court, Woking; Surrey County Council embraces agile and flexible working.
From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.Company Information
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.