Woking is an active urban authority and one of the leading towns in Surrey. With its combination of attractive green spaces, excellent links and a thriving business community, it is regarded as a quality place to live and work. The Council’s forward thinking attitude and pioneering approach to building sustainable communities makes the business of planning both exciting and challenging. There are a number of large scale schemes planned and you will play a leading part in delivering development to meet the needs of the Borough.
We are looking for a qualified planner with a range of experience in local authority work to lead our Development Management Team. The post holder will assist the Deputy Chief Executive in driving performance and ensuring that the service is provided to a high standard with a good reputation. You will be a team player who is confident with a positive attitude and able to deal with operational day to day development management work alongside service improvements. You must be able to empathise with citizens, whilst having a mind set which can find solutions to the challenges facing the Council.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and report writing skills as well as a commitment to customer focused services and adding value through planning. In return we can offer you the chance to develop your career in our progressive authority. A full driving license is essential.
Under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, this post is politically restricted and you will be disqualified from being a Councillor, Member of Parliament or Member of the European Parliament. The regulations restrict the post holder from undertaking canvassing on behalf of a political party or a person who is or seeks to be a candidate or speaking to the public at large or publishing any written or artistic work that could give the impression that they are advocating support for a political party.
The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to take up to two flexi days a month, membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Douglas Spinks (Deputy Chief Executive) on 01483 743440 or Chris Dale (Development Manager) on 01483 743435.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 12 December 2018.