The starting salary for this role £62,363 per annum, based on working 36-hours per week.
Planning Development Manager
The Planning Service is core to the success of Surrey County Council’s ambition for the future – one that recognises the area’s many unique characteristics and strengths, and which focusses on creating great places for people to live, work, learn and enjoy. The Planning Development team help support this ambition through minerals and waste planning; planning for the County Council’s own development; planning enforcement and site restoration and enhancement.
Planning is a key part of the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure Directorate, performing a statutory function whilst also contributing to the delivery of good growth in Surrey.
Who are we looking for?
Managing the Planning Development Management Team, you will need to have both technical expertise, ideally with minerals and waste planning experience, and strong leadership qualities to support the development of the Planning service within the changing backdrop at a local and national level. This role reports directly to the Planning Group Manager, and you will be part of the Infrastructure, Planning and Major Projects, Extended Senior Leadership Team. You will be working at a strategic level and the responsibilities in the role profile reflect this. You will need to balance the operational needs of a busy department whilst also ensuring the wider outcomes of the Directorate and organisation are delivered through a timely and transparent process.
You will support the team to deal with all functions relating to Regulation 3 and minerals and waste developments, including policy and enforcement; and have a key role in unlocking the development potential. You will be the focal point of the Planning Development Management function of the Council and possess the skills to confidently secure the best outcomes for the people of Surrey with a demanding workload of often complex applications. You will be able to engage with a range of individuals, including Elected Members, representatives from industry, internal applicant departments and senior staff across the organisation. As a result, the role will require someone who has a proven track record of successful stakeholder management and engagement. There is a strong need to have an excellent political awareness; you will be the ‘day to day’ face of the team which will also include liaison with the Chairman, supporting staff presenting applications and advising the Planning and Regulatory Committee.
You will need to be both flexible and agile in your overall approach and have the ability to empower others, reflecting and upholding the Council’s culture and values.
We are looking for someone who:
- Is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
- Has an excellent knowledge and experience of the technical aspects of planning, including minerals and waste
- Has previous experience of leading a team
- Can positively contribute to the transformation of the service.
Please ensure that the above is clearly evidenced in your Personal Statement
So, if you have a proven track record and passion for managing, leading, and developing others to ultimately deliver better places and outcomes for our residents, then we want to hear from you!
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/02/2023.
Interviews expected to take place early-mid February.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
The Planning Development Team is currently based at the County Council’s Quadrant Court offices in Woking. The County Council fully supports agile working, and the team currently combines remote working with attendance in the office at least one day a week for team collaboration. Attendance at other offices, such as the County Council’s headquarters at Woodhatch Place in Reigate, would be expected as and when required.
For an informal discussion please either contact Caroline Smith, Planning Group Manager or Timothy Crawshaw, Planning Programme Director by email:
Caroline Smith - email@example.com
Timothy Crawhsaw - Tim.Crawshaw@surreycc.gov.uk
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.