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Local Plan Manager

  • Employer: Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Reference: P&C/24/283519
  • Published: Mon 10/06/2024, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/07/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £57,807 - £62,465
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, Surrey

Are you ready to step up to a more senior role in planning policy, or perhaps you are an experienced planner wanting a change?  You will be supporting our customers and helping them to understand the role good planning makes in shaping an area.

This is an exciting time for the team as we proceed with the Examination of the draft Elmbridge Local Plan 2037 and move forwards with other key Council projects including the implementation of a borough-wide Design Code Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and place-making projects including Esher Town Centre Vision.

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and organised planning professional with significant experience of preparing development plan policies and in their implementation. You will lead the Local Plans team in the remaining stages of the local plan examination and be responsible for the preparation of SPDs, to support the Plans’ implementation.

You will have experience of managing a Local Plans team and dealing with major and more complex planning policy issues. You must be able to show that you have a sound knowledge and clear understanding of current law, national policy and guidance related to development planning, and an ability to deal with complex planning issues and produce reasoned recommendations supported by evidence.

Working with the support of the wider management team, you will be enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with a wide variety of customers of the service, as well as being politically astute.  You will also have direct line management responsibilities and be involved in identifying and implementing service improvements.

You will see the other essential criteria in the person specification, but it’s your approach to work that will be your main asset.

Whether you are a planning manager looking for a new challenge or a principal / senior officer looking for the next step up, you will understand that you have an important role to play in helping us to shape Elmbridge. You will be supporting our residents and helping them to understand the role good planning makes in shaping an area.

About us

We know we ask a lot, but the good news is that we give a lot too.

  • Learning and development:
    • We will support you on that journey by creating a bespoke learning and development plan for you.
    • You will meet people in the team who have completed Masters, been promoted within the team and have taken on other professional qualifications.
  • Flexibility:
    • We know hybrid working is here to stay and we will discuss the right mix of home and office for you.
  • Wellbeing:
    • When you thrive Elmbridge thrives, which is why we have developed a strong and varied wellbeing programme for our employees, from mindfulness to mental health support, the options are there for you.
  • The package:
    • Not forgetting our excellent pension and ‘Thrive’ package of employee benefits and discounts with various local businesses. There is also free employee parking.

What are you waiting for?

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact Sarah on 01372 474827 and she will be more than happy to help you.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 8th July

Interview date: w/c Monday 15 July 2024

Downloads

  • Elmbridge Recruitment Pack
  • Elmbridge Recruitment Pack
  • Job Description and Person Specification

How to Apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs. We only accept online applications. Our applications can take up to 2hrs to complete but we have prepared some guidelines to help you with the application as it’s such an important part of the process.

  https://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/blogs/2022/how-ace-local-authority-application-form

To apply use the "Apply Online" button below, which will take you to our Applicant Tracking System ('ATS') where, once you have applied, you can log on to your online account at any time to view the status of any of your applications. By using ATS, you can track the progress of your application(s), receive communications by email, select your own interview time online and see whether you have been made a conditional offer.

Apply Now

  • Employer: Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Reference: P&C/24/283519
  • Published: Mon 10/06/2024, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/07/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £57,807 - £62,465
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, Surrey

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