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Planning Services Manager

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £450 - 500 per hour

  • Contact:

    Cameron de Wit

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876014

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the South West of England in the search for a Planning Service Manager to establish service improvements in Planning, Building Control and Land Charges functions - 6 month contract OUTSIDE IR35

Key Responsibilities include:
·To lead and be responsible for the overall performance management of the service ensuring all statutory targets and any locally set targets are met, seeking to continuously benchmark against exemplars and improve the service to maximise efficiency and adapt to customer needs.
·Successful implementation of service review outcomes within the designated contract duration
·Supporting Assistant Service Leads and senior officers so that they thrive whilst delivering targets and supporting strategic goals

About you:
·A high performing, capable and confident professional with the ability and drive to see work programmes through to completion
·Corporate Member or Fellow RTPI or RICS (Planning) or (Building Control) or similar relevant professional qualification such as RIBA, CIOB, ABE.
·A degree(or equivalent) in either Town and Country Planning, Building Surveying or a relevant related discipline
·Minimum 5 years experience in a relevant planning related work area and demonstrable knowledge of the national planning and buildings legislation/regulations
·Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering service wide improvements
·Experience of financial management and budget setting/monitoring procedures
·Experience at building and developing  effective senior leaders through motivating and coaching
·Experience at working in a positive manner with Elected Members, senior staff and other service areas
The council are happy to offer the post with flexible working arrangements however they would expect the successful applicant to have some presence onsite.

Job Ref - 33465
Pay Rate - £500per/day Outside IR35

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.