Planning Strategy Manager

Posted 12 February 2024
Salary £500 per day via umbrella
Job type Temporary
Discipline Local Government Recruitment
Contact NameNathan Purton

Job description

We are currently partnering with a leading council in Suffolk, who are recruiting for a Planning Strategy Manager to join their growing team on an 8-week temporary contract basis to cover sick leave.

This is a full-time position with a day rate of £500 per day via umbrella or £384.62 PAYE. The start date is for as soon as possible so we are looking for candidates that are immediately available or on a weeks’ notice ideally.

The role can be full time, or part time 3-4 days per week, depending on availability of candidates.

The successful candidates must have a post-graduate degree in planning from an institution recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute and be a Chartered Town Planner. They must also have access to their own vehicle.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Managing a team and take the lead on a wide range of issues related to the county council’s roles in the planning system, including the council’s own minerals and waste local plan, the interaction of the council’s services with district and borough council local plans and securing infrastructure

  • Collaborating with a partner Borough Council and three developers as regards to the delivery of new primary and secondary schools within a Suburb – a scheme of 3,500 homes

  • Working through priorities for the funding of infrastructure and, with the partner Borough Council, investigate external funding work

  • Going through Heads of Terms with the partner Borough Council and one developer

  • Finalise the response to the new Local Plan Reg. 19 consultation, including finalising positions with internal colleagues and councillors into an overall coherent response

  • Providing options for how the council manages engagement in Neighbourhood Plans

  • Procuring training, utilising the Planning Skills Fund

  • Supporting junior team members in their response to specific planning applications that arrive during the period

Experience required:

  • Up to date knowledge and expertise in planning policy and case law

  • Evidence of sustained commitment to Continuing Professional Development as required by a chartered institute

  • Experience of working effectively in a political environment and of dealing with complex and contentious proposals

  • Experience of working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and partners to develop shared solutions to complex problems

  • Broad understanding of the legal, technical and political framework within which planning policy formulation operates

  • Preparing reports for committees and/or inquiries

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible hours & working days

Working hours:

  • 3 – 4 days per week or 37 hours

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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