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Head of Planning and Building Control

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Head of Planning and Building Control

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £700 per hour

  • Contact:

    Cameron de Wit

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876014

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the Midlands in the search for an Interim Head of Planning and Building Control. The role will be offered on an initial 6-month basis; a hybrid working arrangement is offered with office presence only required for meetings.
All successful candidates will be expected to have sufficient experience supporting a local authority planning department. Candidates must have experience of leading, managing and delivering strategies that promote and secure the Council's development objectives. Being responsible to the Director of Planning you will be responsible for the staff and functions within the Development Management, Strategic Planning and Building Control Services.
As Head of Planning your principal responsibilities will be:
·Provision and management of the Town Planning, Building Control & Land Charges service, including all related delegated authority, ensuring that the allocation of work to, and carrying out of work by individuals meets legal requirements and service objectives.
·Lead, manage, develop and deliver strategies, programmes and initiatives that promote and secure the Council's Development objectives.
·Support in management and development of relationships with developers, investors and other strategic partnerships locally, regionally etc
The contract offered is on an initial 6-month duration with the potential to extend, the council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running - Further details on the role available upon request.
A comprehensive working knowledge and experience of across all areas of planning is essential. It would be beneficial to hold a Planning Degree or equivalent Planning qualification and full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, although this is not mandatory.

Carrington West Pay Rate - Up to £700per/day
Job Ref - 35109
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.