‘Happy to talk flexible working’
Lying at the heart of Surrey, mid-way between London and the South Coast, Mole Valley is an attractive, predominantly rural district which is widely recognised as a prime business location. It includes the market towns of Dorking and Leatherhead and is a place where outstanding natural beauty, enterprise and opportunity combine to create a great place to live, work and enjoy.
Mole Valley District Council is a dynamic and progressive local authority which delivers a wide range of high quality services. Its new Council Strategy 2019-2024 outlines big ambitions for the future, including ongoing development of the Local Plan, implementing a Carbon Management Strategy, delivering a major regeneration project, “Transform Leatherhead”, and the launch of “Opportunity Dorking,” a new initiative which aims to promote the culture and economy of Dorking.
About the role
Working in a friendly, lively environment we are looking for an exceptional leader with planning experience to become an integral part of our Strategic Leadership Team and continue to drive improvement across the Council.
Having responsibility for overseeing the delivery of a portfolio of services, including planning and regulatory services, you will work with the Chief Executive, Deputy and other Executive Heads to maintain and build on existing relationships with elected members, staff and partners to ensure that all services, including those for which you are responsible, actively contribute to the delivery of our long term vision for the district.
We are looking for a strong, visible and inspirational leader who is a member of the RTPI and is able to see the bigger picture. If you meet this criteria then this could be the role for you.
We are very open to discussing flexible working and how we might support your career development through training.
Flexibility providing a laptop, offering remote and flexible working options, helping you to achieve a great work life balance
Generous annual leave allowance of up to 28 days and a substantial 15% employer’s pension contribution
Wellbeing package including a free eye test, employee assistance programme and a yearly flu jab
Great Discounts at local shops & businesses, films, shows and the café at Dorking Halls
Prime Location easy links from the A24, A25 and M25 with Free Parking and within walking distance of Dorking Main and Deepdene train stations
Closing date for applicants: Midday Monday 2 December 2019
Interview dates: Monday 16 December 2019
Politically restricted: Yes
How to apply
Visit our careers website https://jobsatmolevalley.co.uk/job/executive-head-of-service-planning-and-regulation/ or email our careers inbox firstname.lastname@example.org submit your CV along with a supporting statement, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification.