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Chief Planning Officer

Chief Planning Officer

Job Title: Chief Planning Officer
Client: Wiltshire Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South England
Salary: Salary: £87,600 - £93,600
REF: 1209236
Job Published: about 1 month ago
Job Expiry Date: 24 Jan 2022

Job Description

Wiltshire is a beautiful and compelling county, with twenty market towns and significant designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We have a growing and ageing population, and are working to create new homes and jobs whilst balancing the need to protect the environment and safeguard our towns and villages. 

As one of the largest planning authorities in the country, covering a large geographic area, we deal with significant numbers of complex planning applications. 

With significant and broad experience of leading local planning policy and development management you will drive an integrated approach across services to deliver sustainable, planned growth as well as taking a transformational approach to proactively modernise the Council’s planning function and support cultural change.

You will provide strategic direction for the Spatial Planning Service, delivering the Local Plan for Wiltshire, which is currently under review, ensuring we meet the requirements for Wiltshire in terms of infrastructure, housing and communities, now and in the future.

With responsibility for the Council’s building control strategy you will find new and innovative ways to deliver services and increase market share through the development of commercial opportunities.

We will need you to drive and embed change and instil a collaborative culture within a high profile and highly political environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone future-focused, strategic, innovative, and who is ambitious about delivering sustainable growth for Wiltshire and its economy.

If you think you have the leadership, skills and knowledge, together with the drive and commitment to help Wiltshire meet our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Greg Hayes (07423 243415) at Tile Hill.

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 23rd January 2022